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Third-grade teacher Karla Freeman poses outside Liberty Lake Elementary School. With

plans to retire at the end of this school year, she will be saying goodbye to a school she has

taught at since it opened.

Love for learning

Liberty Lake

Retiring LLES teacher shares

memories, lessons learned

By Kelly Moore

Splash Staff Writer

Third-grade teacher Karla Freeman has

heard just about every excuse in the book.

With 44 years in education, the Boise State

graduate has taught almost every elementary

school grade level and still says she

has a passion for the profession.

Her plans are to retire at the end of this

school year, and while Freeman said she

might be done working, teaching is something

she’ll always do. Whether it’s volunteering

in her grandkids’ classrooms or

reading to youngsters, schooling is at the

forefront of her retirement plans — that,

and maybe a little traveling, too.

The Splash caught up with Freeman last

week to talk about her career, the state of

education and what it’s like to teach a former

student’s kids.


How did you get your start with

the Central Valley School District


After we moved here, I subbed for

several years before I was hired in

1982 at Greenacres Elementary

and started in sixth grade over there. I was

over there for 16 years and taught grades

second through sixth.





Husband, Jim; two grown children; five


Favorite subject


Favorite author

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Classroom quirk

30-year pencil collection (500-plus from

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Snowmobiling, reading

Q: I know you’ve taught at Liberty

Lake Elementary since it opened. Did

you get to see any behind-the-scenes

work that went into planning the facility

A: I did. I applied to the Ed Specs Committee

for the new Liberty Lake Elementary

School, and I was fortunate to be able

to participate in that. It was something I’d

never done, so I thought it would be fun.

It was a lot of fun. It was after school. We’d

get off work at 4 p.m. and go to 7:30 some

nights. And it was once or twice a week. It

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Calendar of events


June 16 | Summer reading registration

kickoff Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E.

Mission Ave. Programs include “Dream Big —

Read” for kids to age 12, “Own the Night” for

teenagers and “Between the Covers” for adults.

Prizes and events throughout summer through

Aug. 11. For more: 232-2510

June 21 | Pajama Night 6:30 p.m., Liberty

Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. All

ages encouraged to dress in pajamas and bring

a flashlight for games and stories. For more:


June 22 | Campground Games 10:30 to

11:30 a.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123

E. Mission Ave. Campground-themed activities

for ages 4 and up. For more: 232-2510

June 23 | Lego Mindstorm Robot Class

10:30 a.m. to noon, Liberty Lake Municipal

Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Class for ages

9-14, registration required. For more: 232-2510

June 27 | Get Your Memoirs Between the

Covers 6 p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library,

23123 E. Mission Ave. Class corresponding with

adult summer reading program about writing

down stories from your life — for the grandkids

or for publication. For more: 232-2510

June 28 | "E.T." Family Movie Night 6:30

p.m., Liberty Lake Municipal Library, 23123 E.

Mission Ave. For more: 232-2510

July 4 | Fourth of July parade The 24th

annual Fourth of July parade will be staged

by a group of local volunteers in the Alpine

Shores neighborhood. Games, music and other

festivities continue afterward at Alpine Shores

Park. Parade time and further details will be

announced closer to the event. Contributions

to the parade group are welcome. For more:


July 4 | Fourth of July Fireworks At dusk

(usually about 10:10 p.m.), the communityfunded

fireworks show launches from a floating

dock on Liberty Lake. Private gatherings around

the lake and Pavillion Park are good places to

take in the holiday-capping show. Contributions

to the Liberty Lake Fireworks Fund can be mailed

to P.O. Box 430, Liberty Lake, WA 99019.


Kiwanis Club of Liberty Lake 6:45 a.m.

Wednesdays, Liberty Lake City Hall, 22510







1/2 mile north of Trent at 9105 N. Idaho Rd.

(Newman Lake area)

E. Country Vista Drive. For more: www.

June 20 speaker: Nancy Holmes, regional

business manager for Avista Utilities

Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary Club Noon

Thursdays, Meadowwood Technology Campus

Liberty Room, 2100 N. Molter Road

Liberty Lake Farmers Market 9 a.m. to 1

p.m. Saturdays, 1421 N. Meadowwood Lane. For


June 23: Art at the Market

Liberty Lake Lions Club Noon on the second

and fourth Wednesday of each month, Barlow’s

Restaurant, 1400 N. Meadowwood Lane. For

more: 927-2193 or

Liberty Lake Municipal Library 23123 E.

Mission Ave. 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Knitting

Club; 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, computer classes;

1 p.m. Saturdays, crafts for ages 6 and up;

children’s storytimes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays

and Fridays at various times. For more: 232-2510


Liberty Lake Senior Lunch Program 11

a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at Liberty

Lake City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive.

Seniors age 60 and older invited; recommended

donation $3.50.

Liberty Lake Toastmasters 5:45 to 7 p.m.

Wednesdays at the Liberty Lake Sewer and

Water District building, 22510 E. Mission Ave.

For more: 208-765-8657


June 15 | “Biz Buzz” Business

Connections Breakfast 6:30 a.m. doors

open, 7 a.m. program, Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100

N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Networking

breakfast, $25 members, $35 non-members. For


June 20 | Meadowwood Homeowners

Association meeting 7 p.m. at City Hall,

22710 E. Country Vista Drive. For more: www.


Central Valley School Board 6:30 p.m. on

the second and fourth Mondays of each month,

CVSD administration building, 19307 E. Cataldo,

Spokane Valley.

Community Briefs

Library offering various

summer contests

The Liberty Lake Municipal Library will

hold various contests in conjunction with

its summer reading programs launching


A photography contest for teens and

adults asks for 8x10 snapshots of Liberty

Lake after dark. Adults are invited to participate

in a “Book Spine Poetry Contest,”

constructing a four-line or longer poem

using book spines. The adult program will

also include regular trivia contests available

at the library beginning Saturday.

Liberty Lake City Council 7 p.m. on the first

and third Tuesdays of each month, City Hall,

22710 E. Country Vista Drive.

Liberty Lake Municipal Library Board

6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, the

library, 23123 E. Mission Ave.

Liberty Lake Planning Commission 4 p.m.

on the second Wednesday of each month, City

Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive.

Liberty Lake SCOPE 6:30 p.m. on the first

Wednesday of each month, City Hall, 22710 E.

Country Vista Drive.

Liberty Lake Sewer and Water District

Board 7 p.m. on the third Wednesday of each

month, LLSWD administration building, 22510 E.

Mission Ave.


June 22 | Olivia Brownlee in Concert:

Hot Dogs and Folk Music 7:30 p.m., Jacklin

Arts & Cultural Center, 405 N. William St., Post

Falls. From Liberty Lake’s Brownlee family, this

New Englander by residence will perform for

$15, $20 to include a picnic dinner (two hot

dogs, chips and a beer). Tickets: 208-457-8950

June 23 | Art at the Market 9 a.m. to 1

p.m., Liberty Lake Farmers Market, 1421 N.

Meadowwood Lane

July 4 | Pavillion Park Summer Concert

Series: Big Hair Revolution & Men in the

Making 5 to 9:30 p.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N.

Molter Road.

July 6-8 | “Lab Rat’s Lament” and “The

Nice Guy” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2

p.m. Sunday, The Kave, 4904 N. Harvard Road,

Otis Orchards. Pair of one-act comedies (PG-13

rated) performed by Liberty Lake Community

Theatre and written by local playwright Matt

Harget. Tickets: $8 at the door

Aug. 4 | Pavillion Park Summer Concert

Series: Oli Brown & Peter Rivera 5 p.m.,

Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road.

Aug. 25 | Shakespeare in the Park

“Twelfth Night” 5 p.m., Pavillion Park, 727 N.

Molter Road

Sept. 1 | Pavillion Park Summer Concert

Series: Spokane Symphony 6 p.m., Pavillion

Park, 727 N. Molter Road

See CALENDAR, page 10

For more information, call 232-2510 or



class offered to kids

The Liberty Lake Municipal Library will

offer a computer-building class for children

ages 7 and older from 12:30 to 1:30

p.m. July 5, 12 and 19. Parts are provided,

but space is limited.

For more information or to register,

visit the library or call 232-2510.

For a full list of community briefs and calendar

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The Liberty Lake City Council’s newest member, Lori Olander, is sworn in at a special meeting

Tuesday. Olander was appointed to the position out of a pool of six interviewed candidates.

A seventh candidate applied but later withdrew.

Olander fills vacancy

Council appoints nurse,

volunteer to fill open seat

By Kelly Moore

Splash Staff Writer

earned one vote, from Kaminskas.

The second nomination, for Ashley

Salzwedel, came from Council Member

Josh Beckett. Salwzwedel, a human

resources manager, earned votes from

Council members Keith Kopelson and

Odin Langford. Olander, the third finalist

nominated by Council Member Dan

Dunne, earned votes from Beckett and


In a run-off vote between the two tied

candidates, Olander was selected with

three votes coming from Beckett, Dunne

and Kaminskas.

“I want to be good at this job,” Olander

said in her interview. “I don’t want to

just come and sit at meetings. I want to

be productive. I’m also not afraid of hard


Olander’s application for the position

cites 34 years of work experience in a

variety of areas, including food service;

retail; childcare; summer camp counseling

and management; Naval aviation

safety, physiology and water survival; and

several areas of medical care. She is currently

employed by Spokane Eye Surgery

Center as a nurse anesthetist. She retired

from the U.S. Navy in 2003. She holds a

master of science degree in anesthesia

and nursing degrees.

Her community activities include

PTSA and school volunteering, work

with Friends of Pavillion Park, Kiwan-

See OLANDER, page 21

In a special meeting Tuesday evening,

the Liberty Lake City Council selected

Lori Olander to position no. 1, vacated

by Susan Schuler in early May. Olander

was appointed from

a pool of six applicants

interviewed for

the position.

Following the interviews,

the Council

deliberated the

appointment in an

extended 30-minute


executive session.

Following the closed

discussion, Council

members made three nominations to go

to a vote. With five Council members

in attendance (Shane Brickner was not

present), a nominee required three votes

in order to be chosen.

The first nomination was for candidate

Pat Lutzenberger, made by Council

Member Cris Kaminskas. Lutzenberger

is a retired professional with community

service experience including Liberty

Lake Kiwanis, K-Kids and the Friends of

the Liberty Lake Municipal Library. In

the first round of voting Lutzenberger

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July 7, 2012

start times

Adult Race 8:00 a.m.

(4 mile run/walk course)

Scenic course on paved roads, several hills

Aid Stations at miles 2 & 3

Kid's Race 9:30 a.m.

(1/4 - 1 1/2 mile, dependent on age)

Course in and around Pavillion Park


Pavillion Park, Liberty Lake, WA


Overall male and female

winners in each age group




Pre-registration before June 27

Adult race - $20 with t-shirt,

$10 without

Kids race - $20 with t-shirt,

$10 without

Late registration after June 27

Adult race - $15/no shirt

Kids race - $15/no shirt

(cannot order shirts after June 27)

You can also register on the day of

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Please mail completed forms to:

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1324 N. Liberty Lake Road

PMB #375

Liberty Lake, WA 99019

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Waiver: I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by

any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the run. I assume all risks associated with running in this event, including, but not limited to, falls,

contact with other participants or animals, the effects of weather, including high heat or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and

appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting entry, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf,

waive and release the race director(s), race volunteers, all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of participation

in this event. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

Runner's signature (must sign to run)



Adult Sizes:


Youth Sizes:


(6-8) (10-12) (14-16)



Early (before June 27):

$20 (includes shirt)

$10 (no shirt)

Late (after June 27):

$15 (no shirt)

Please include payment with form




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Splash Race Rag Web site Word of mouth Flyer in Businesses

Kid’s Race Age Group:

6 and under

7, 8, 9 10, 11, 12

Adult Race Age Group:

13-15 40-44

16-19 45-49

20-24 50-54

25-29 55-59

30-34 60-69

35-39 70+



Race Number

Parent's signature if under 18 (must sign to run)


Police Report

The following incidents, arrests, calls

for service and citations were reported

by the Liberty Lake Police Department

June 4-11.

Incidents and arrests

• Soliciting without license — LLPD

officers made six arrests during the reporting

period for door-to-door solicitors

operating in the area without the proper

licensing, including:

- 2:30 p.m. June 4 at the 23000 block

of East Settler Drive;

- 3 p.m. June 4, two men at the 1900

block of North Forest Ridge;

- 2:30 p.m. June 5 at 19000 block of

East Maxwell Drive;

- 3:30 p.m. June 6 at the 700 block of

North Homestead Drive;

- and 5:25 p.m. June 6 at the 1900

block of North Aladdin Road.

• Suspicious circumstances — At 5:55

p.m. June 5, LLPD was dispatched to the

100 block of North Wright Boulevard

for a suspicious circumstances call. The

complainant reported receiving information

that the prior homeowner had been

seen in the area recently and the current

homeowner was missing items from the

front yard and porch. The prior homeowner

was contacted and trespassed

from the home.

• Agency assist — At 11:30 p.m. June

6, LLPD was requested to assist the

Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the

Spokane Valley Police Department with

a shooting that occurred at the 18200

block of East Appleway Avenue. It was

being reported that a male subject was

outside of a business with a gun and was

shooting at the business. After securing

the scene, Officer Mike Thomas began

looking for the suspect and the suspect’s

vehicle in the area. He located the

described suspect vehicle at the 18000

block of East Sprague Avenue and asked

for additional units to respond. Officers

located the suspected shooter in the

backyard of the residence. The subject

was taken into custody and transferred

to the custody of the Spokane Valley

Police Department.

• Suicidal subject — At 2 a.m. June 6,

LLPD was dispatched to a possible suicidal

subject at the 1800 block of North

Pepper Lane. It was being reported that

a subject was involved in an argument

earlier in the evening and was now

stating he wanted to harm himself. The

subject was located and transported to

the hospital for an evaluation.

• Malicious mischief — At 2:15 p.m.

June 6, LLPD received a report of a malicious

mischief incident at the 23000

block of East Settler Drive. The complainant

reported that sometime in the past

two weeks, unknown suspects wrote a

profane word on her front door using a



• Welfare check — At 10:25 p.m. June

7, LLPD was dispatched to a welfare

check at the 24000 block of East Hawkstone

Loop. A complainant reported he

received a phone call from his daughter,

who lives at the Hawkstone address, but

could only hear background noises. The

complainant was concerned and wanted

the police to check on her. While in route

to the call, officers received a call back

stating that everything was OK, and the

daughter had misdialed the phone.

• Public nuisance — At 10:30 p.m.

June 7, LLPD was dispatched to a person’s

bothering call at the 1800 block

of North Pepper Lane. The complainant

reported a subject was approaching customers

asking for money or a ride out of

the area. The subject was contacted by

officers, and it was determined he was

left at a nearby business by co-workers

and didn’t have any money, cell phone,

or way of getting back to his hotel. The

officer gave the subject a courtesy transport

to his hotel.

• Stolen vehicle — At 7:10 a.m. June 8,

LLPD received a report of a stolen vehicle

from the 23000 block of East Settler

Drive. The complainant reported that

sometime after 7:30 p.m. the previous

evening, an unknown suspect stole a

vehicle parked on the street in front of

the residence. The vehicle was entered

into the system as stolen. Once entered,

the officer was informed through

dispatch that a sheriff’s deputy had run

the license plate at 3:40 a.m. as a result

of being dispatched to a suspicious

circumstances call at the 19600 block of

East Wellesley Avenue. The LLPD officer

went to the location where the vehicle

was last seen and found the vehicle

unoccupied. The officer discovered the

stereo was missing from the vehicle and

damage was caused to the dash. The

owner of the vehicle was contacted, and

he arrived on scene to take possession

of it. The officer contacted a neighbor

where the car was located and learned

the neighbor saw two males dressed in

dark clothing and hooded sweatshirts

at the car. He called to report suspicious

circumstances. After he went out to

investigate, the subjects fled the area on


• Malicious mischief — At 2:20 p.m.

June 8, LLPD received a report of a malicious

mischief incident at the 1000 block

of North Knudson Street. The complainant

reported he noticed his outgoing

mail had been tampered with. The

complainant had already notified the

postal service.

• Malicious mischief — at 10:10 a.m.

June 10, LLPD received a report of

See POLICE, page 10

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News Briefs

Summer school registration

deadline is June 20

Families are encouraged to register by

June 20 for academic programs serving elementary,

middle and high school students

through Central Valley School District’s

Summer School 2012. A variety of sports

camps are also available at both University

and Central Valley High schools. Enrollment

is open to all students, with preference

to Central Valley residents.

Fees for academic courses range from

$75 to $175 with tuition waivers available

for eligible students. The academic

programs run for five weeks beginning

in late June and running through July.

Sport camps are offered in June. A summer

nutrition program offering free meals

at Broadway Elementary School operates

June 25 through July 26. A child care program

is also available.

For more information on CVSD summer

opportunities, visit

summer_school.asp or call 228-5413.


Fees waived to adopt cats

through Saturday

The “cat room” at SCRAPS is overflowing

again after a recent influx of cats and

kittens into the shelter, leading the agency

to waive adoption fees through Saturday.

“You can tell that many of these cats

and kittens are used to being in a home —

which is so unfortunate for them because

their owners aren’t coming in to claim

them,” SCRAPS Director Nancy Hill said.

“If these cats had some type of identification

— like a license — we would gladly

return them to their homes.”

The percentage of cats redeemed by

their owner in Spokane County is only

3 percent as compared to dog redemptions,

which are 37 percent, according to a

SCRAPS press release.

Through Saturday, all cat and kitten

adoptions are $15, or the price of a license.

For more information or to adopt, contact

SCRAPS at 477-2532 or

or visit the shelter at

2521 N. Flora Road in Spokane Valley.


Continued from page 4


June 20 & 27 | Corporate Cup HUB Sports

Center, 19619 E. Cataldo, Liberty Lake. Round

up a team from your company and compete in

the inaugural tournament featuring dodgeball

and Zumba (respectively). $5 admission for

June 27 Zumba night benefits Blessings

Under the Bridge. For more: 927-0602 or www.

June 25 | Benefit Yoga Class 7 p.m.,

Pavillion Park, 727 N. Molter Road, Liberty Lake.

Local instructors hosting a “108 sun salutation”

class to raise funds for medical expenses for

Liberty Lake’s Brubaker family. Longtime local

instructor Nancy Brubaker’s husband, Tom, has

been diagnosed with a brain tumor. Family event;

kids are welcome. To donate or for more: 998-

8342 or

June 30 | Spokane River adventure

10 a.m. Trip down Spokane River through Bowl

and Pitcher and other sites. Three-hour, familyfriendly

trip includes meal. Net proceeds from $89

per person cost benefit Liberty Lake Relay for Life

fundraising efforts. For more: 293-6204 or www.

July 7 | Liberty Lake Loop 8 a.m., starts

and ends at Pavillion Park. This four-mile fun run

follows a scenic (and sometimes hilly) course

of paved roads. A kids' race follows at 9:30

a.m. around Liberty Lake Elementary School.

Pre-registration of $20 with a shirt and $10

without for this 15th annual event must be

turned in by June 27. Entry will be available

at local businesses and in the June 14 and 21

issues of The Splash. Race-day registration will

be available for $15 at Pavillion Park. For more:

July 7 | Liberty from Cancer Golf

Tournament 8 a.m., Deer Park Golf Club. Best

ball tournament with shotgun start. Registration

of $79 includes lunch, proceeds benefit

Liberty Lake Relay for Life fundraising efforts.

Registration deadline is June 15. For more:

July 8 | Valley Girl Triathlon 7:45 a.m.,

starts near Molter Road and Inlet Drive. The sold

out sprint-distance triathlon for women features

a 1/3-mile swim, 12-mile bike and 3-mile run in

Liberty Lake. For more:

Sept. 16 | RIM Ride Various times depending

upon distance starting from the Meadowwood

Technology Campus, 2100 N. Molter Road.

Distances include 5, 15, 25, 50 and 100 mile

routes. Online registration deadline is Sept. 1,

cost is $15-$45 depending on distance. For more:


Liberty Lake Community Tennis

Association Clinics 6:30 p.m. Mondays

and Thursdays, ladies day clinics, @:30 p.m.

Tuesdays, kids 12 and under, 9 a.m. Saturdays,

through August at Rocky Hill Park, Mission

Avenue and Winrock Street. For more: 255-9293

Liberty Lake Running Club 6 p.m.

Thursdays, three-mile run followed by

cocktails, Palenque Mexican Restaurant, 1102

N. Liberty Lake Road. For more: 927-9372 or

Submit items for consideration on the calendar of

events by email to


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malicious mischief at the 22000 block

of East Settler Drive. The complainant

reported an ongoing issue with people

trespassing on his property, usually on the

weekends around midnight. His house was

egged June 9 and 10.

• Road rage — At 2:30 p.m. June 9,

LLPD was dispatched to the 1200 block



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of North Liberty Lake Road for a road

rage incident. The complainant reported

another driver accused him of cutting

him off and followed him to a parking

lot. According to the complainant, the

other driver held up a flashlight like he

was going to hit him. The suspect vehicle

then left the area. The officers contacted

the complainant but could not locate the

other vehicle involved.

Theft — At 2:55 p.m. June 10, LLPD

was dispatched to a theft of license

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plates at the 800 block of North Knudson

Road. The complainant reported

that sometime between June 9 and 10,

unknown suspects removed the license

plates from her vehicle. It is unknown exactly

where the theft may have occurred.

The license plates were entered into the

system as stolen.

• Fight — At 2:55 p.m. June 10, LLPD

was dispatched to the area of 1900

North Aladdin Road for a possible fight

in progress. The complainant reported

he could hear male subjects fighting at

a nearby house but was unsure of the

address or which house the noises were

coming from. Officers arrived in the area

and could not locate where the disturbance

may have come from.

• Reckless driver — At 4:35 p.m. June

10, LLPD received a report of reckless

drivers at the 1500 block of North Cavalier

Court. The complainant reported two

vehicles had been racing up and down

the street and was concerned about pedestrians

being in danger. Based on the

description given, the officer was able

to locate the suspects in the area. They

were contacted, and they stated that

they had put a new carburetor on one

of the vehicles and were “testing it out.”

They were advised of the legal ramifications

if caught driving recklessly in the


• Suspended licenses — LLPD officers

made two arrests on suspended licenses

during the reporting period, including:

- 11:11 a.m. June 11 at Wright Boulevard

and Desmet Avenue;

- and 9:30 a.m. June 9 at Country

Vista Drive and Flora Road.

Calls for service

Agency assist 2

Animal problem 1

Citizen assist 2

Citizen dispute 1

Harassment 1

Mail tampering 1

Malicious mischief 2

Peddling violation 5

Suspicion 3

Theft, property from vehicle 1

Theft, vehicle 1

Traffic offense 5

Trespass of real property 1

Violation of court order 1

Welfare check 2


Solicitor/peddler license 6

Violating intermediate license 1

Driving while license suspended 2

Speeding 1

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June 2, 2012 at MeadowWood Golf Course

With the support of these

sponsors and golfers, the

Liberty Lake Kiwanis will give out


in scholarships in 2012!





Mayor Steve Peterson • Mike and Pat Lutzenberger • Dr. Ross Simonds, DDS

• RVs Northwest • Alliant Securities, Gail Kalk • Take Shape for Life

• Great Harvest Bread Company


Relo Gold-Real Estate, Randy Long • Ross & Joyce Rudeen • Hitter Family

The UPS Store • Country Vista Car Wash • Jeanne Harmer


Edward Jones Investments, Scott Draper


Premier Manufacturing


Twisp Café and Coffee House • Rockwood Clinic • Home Depot • Albertsons

• Bob & Sue Schneidmiller • Liberty Lake Kiwanis • Odom Corporation •

Edward Jones, Scott Draper • Jeanne Harmer • Dixon Golf • Inland Power,

Mike Andriolo • Liberty Lake Athletic Club




Barker High School (3) • Brady • Community Church • Downtown Kiwanis

(2) • East Spokane Kiwanis • Edward Jones Investments • Greenstone •

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(3) • Nickolof • Psomas • Rasmussen/Gunder • RVs Northwest • Sell/

Donaldson • South Hill Kiwanis • Take Shape for Life • Thermal Supply •

Walsh • Washington Web (2)

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cover story

Photos courtesy of Spokane Regional

Convention and Visitors Bureau

At left: Cyclists pedal the Centennial Trail,

which connects the region from Nine Mile

Falls to Coeur d’Alene. Above: Residents can

easily spend a day exploring the agricultural

community of Green Bluff. The Apple

Festival kicks off in late September. Other

Green Bluff events include the Strawberry

Celebration in late June and early July, the

Cherry Festival in mid July, and the Peach

Festival in August.

Destination: Inland Northwest

Region offers Liberty Lake

residents easy options for

summer travel

By Kelly Moore

Splash Staff Writer

With school letting out for most Liberty

Lake families this week, summer travel is

at the forefront of many minds. Whether

on a tight budget or looking to splurge,

Liberty Lake residents don’t have to look

very far for unique getaway experiences.

“It’s hard to narrow it down,” Spokane

Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

spokesperson Dana Haynes said. “There

really are so many options for people here,

especially if you’re not wanting to travel

very far.”

The Splash talked to a handful of tourism

and travel professionals to roundup

the best the region has to offer. What follows

are their suggestions and the attraction’s

distance from Liberty Lake.

Day trips:

Mineral Ridge Scenic

Area (32 miles):

For a day trip, Linda Clovis, an administrator

for, recommended

hiking the Mineral Ridge National Recreation

Trail just east of Coeur d’Alene. She

said the 3.3-mile trail overlooking Coeur

d’Alene Lake is scenic and easy enough to

be family friendly.

A trail guide brochure (picked up at

the trailhead or downloaded online) for

the trail explains the forest environment

and the history of mining exploration.

Twenty-two stations along

the trail are marked with

corresponding narrative

descriptions in the booklet,

which also includes review

questions and answers.

For those with an adventurous

side, a short spur

trail to the west leads hikers

on a detour to explore

an abandoned mine.

A day-use picnic site

serves as the trailhead, so

hikers can make time for a meal while

they’re out. To round out the day, the area

on the east side of Lake Coeur d’Alene

includes fishing access, floating mooring

and a boat ramp.

“There really are so

many options for

people here, especially

if you’re not wanting

to travel very far.”

Green Bluff (21.8 miles):

For a glimpse into the region’s farming

heritage, Haynes recommends making

a day out of an excursion to the growing

agricultural community north of Spokane.

“You can be doing anything from hanging

out on an alpaca farm to gathering

strawberries at a U-pick farm,” Haynes

said. “You can visit a couple wineries if you

aren’t traveling with kids and taste some

local wine.”

She said day-trippers could start with

breakfast at Great Harvest Bread Co. in

Liberty Lake. On the way out, she recommended

grabbing a loaf of some of the artisan

breads. Coupling this with any bounty

gathered during a day of farm touring

could make for a nice lunch picnic at Arbor

Crest Wine Cellars.

“If it’s a Sunday, you can

catch one of Arbor Crest’s

summer concerts,” Haynes

said. “Those concerts are

one of the best ways to

spend a summer evening

in this entire region.”

The Sunday concerts

range from rock and country

to swing, jazz and blues.

Paired with scenic sunset

views and a handcrafted

wine selection, the $5 admission

can’t be beat, Haynes said.

Dana Haynes, Spokane

Regional Convention

and Visitors Bureau

Rails to trails (0-78 miles):

Liberty Lake residents can leave from

home on bikes and spend the entire day

out on the Centennial Trail, Haynes said.

Bikers can pack a picnic or stop at a nearby

eatery not far from the trail.

For those looking to get a little further

outside of town, the 72-mile Trail of the

Coeur d’Alenes connects secluded farm

and marshlands along the eastern shores

of Coeur d’Alene Lake. Riders can hook

up with the trail from a number of access

points to keep the ride manageable for everyone

in the group.

Perhaps the most iconic rails to trails

experience is the Trail of the Hiawatha located

near the Montana state line. The 13-

mile trail is known for its high trestles and

extensive tunnel system. In order to ride

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Photo courtesy of Spokane Regional

Convention and Visitors Bureau

Kayaking one of the many lakes in the

Inland Northwest is an easy escape for

local residents looking for a day trip.

the trail, bicyclists must come with a helmet

and headlight. Trail passes and oneway

shuttle rides can also be purchased at

the trailhead.

Weekend trips:

Priest Lake (94.3 miles):

A 2.5-hour drive north will lead residents

to Priest Lake — a quiet and secluded

getaway in the northernmost portion of

the Idaho panhandle.

“It’s beautiful there, and the fact that you

can stay anywhere from a campsite to a resort

on the lake means you can really tailor

your experience to what you’re looking

for,” Clovis said.

The area boasts a myriad of outdoor

adventure activities like hiking, fishing,

swimming, rafting and bike riding. Many

of the resorts, Clovis said, also rent water

toys for kids to enjoy in the lake.

Mona Elton, a travel agent with Spokane

Valley-based Travel Leaders, recommended

Hills Resort on the west side of the lake.

Other popular destinations include Elkins

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Photo courtesy of Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

Splash photo by Kelly Moore

Above: A number of art galleries make for an urban escape in downtown Spokane; the 13-mile Hiawatha trail is known for its high trestles

and extensive tunnel system. Below: Downtown parades are a common occurrence in the Bavarian village of Leavenworth — a popularly

recommended weekend getaway; those exploring downtown Spokane can spend a day shopping and playing in Riverfront Park.

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Resort, state-run campgrounds and campsites

in the Panhandle National Forest.

Leavenworth (209 miles):

Just about everyone recommended

Leavenworth as a great weekend getaway.

Surrounded by alpine hills and bordered

by the Wenatchee River, the Bavarian-style

village includes activities for tourists yearround.

“There are so many cutesy little hotels

in Leavenworth,” Elton said. “When we’re

booking for people, we always research

to find the best fit, but you really can’t go

wrong there.”

Visitors can spend a full day browsing

the Bavarian shops downtown, she said.

Here, shoppers can pick up specialty meats

and cheeses or unwind at one of the beer

gardens. A handful of gift shops and restaurants

line the downtown area. The city’s

epicenter is also stomping ground for local

musicians, performers and parades. Check

a calendar before heading out to see if any

festivals or special events are scheduled.

In the summer, AAA Member Travel

Counselor Pamela Duckmanton recommends

visiting the Red-Tail Canyon Farm.

Located three miles from the town center,

the family-owned operation offers a rustic

farm atmosphere with hayrides, group

farm tours, home-style barbecues and

even lodging.

The cookout menu here includes “Ma’

Frank’s Apple Pie,” baked from scratch

with freshly picked Washington apples.

Recreational facilities on the farm include

a volleyball court, tetherball and horseshoe

pits. Hiking trails are located throughout

the property, and a full-size riding arena is

Photo courtesy of Spokane Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau

available for equine-loving guests.

For those looking for a little adventure, a

number of rafting outfits offer full- or halfday

trips down the Wenatchee River.

Elton advises those thinking about a trip

to Leavenworth to book early and make

your visit before late September. The community’s

Oktoberfest is one of its busiest

times of the year, and finding lodging can

prove to be challenging — and pricey.

Disneyland or Las Vegas:

Pick your poison. For those wanting to

really get away — and with a greater budget

— Elton said flying to Disneyland or

Las Vegas are both popular destinations.

Whether it’s a family getaway to the happiest

place on Earth or a more adult-themed

trip to Sin City, three to four days in either

location is plenty.

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was long hours, but we did a lot of planning

for the building.

They took us on a couple field trips to

look at other schools, and we measured

rooms and got some great ideas. … Once

the school was up, I applied and I was fortunate

to be chosen to come out here and

work. It was such a beautiful, new school.

Q: What was the transition like when

you moved schools

A: I was fortunate in the fact that I was

at Greenacres before. The Liberty Lake

families that were coming here were at

Greenacres, too, so when they moved into

the school I got to move with them. That

was fun.

Q: How have you seen the school

evolve since you’ve been here

A: Well, it’s grown. We started out, and

we were told we’d have 450 students and

now we have well over 600. We weren’t

here very long before we had to add two

new classrooms. We added more students

and more family and more staff. We’ve

almost outgrown the building in some

ways. When we started, we had one of everything.

Now we have two music teachers

and two P.E. teachers and two librarians.

It’s really grown.

Q: Have you had an especially memorable

class over the years

A: Every year, something exciting has

happened, and there are memories for

every year. I can’t pick a favorite. I also

can’t tell you what grade level I like best.

I’ve liked them all. There are always new

things to do.

Q: What are some of the memories

from your career that you’ll continue to

carry with you

A: One thing I remember most is the

opening of the school. When we dedicated

Liberty Lake Elementary, outside

in the front, we had multiple generations

of people from the community there. I’d

never experienced anything like that before.

I’d always worked in old buildings,

so to come to a new school was a lot of


This year, we had a great time with our

Native American unit that we did all of

January. That was a lot of fun. Long Claw,

a speaker from western Washington,

came here. It was probably the best performance

I’d ever seen in a school setting.

He was on their level, and he taught them

how important it was to have respect. It

was an all-day thing, and then at night he

put on a potlatch. That’s what stands out

most this year.

Q: Do you have a teaching philosophy

A: I’m sure it’s changed. I look back at

what I did the first year when I taught

and sure, it’s different. But you always do

what’s best for kids. Kids come first, and

if something doesn’t work, you try something


I believe all children can learn. You just

have to unlock the key to how they learn.

Everybody has a different learning style,

and you pick that up really quick. You just

try different things until they understand.

When they get it, there’s your reward.

Q: What do you think you’ll miss the


A: I’ll miss the sparkle in the children’s

eyes when you can see that they all of the

sudden get something — when they feel

like they’ve accomplished something and

succeeded in what they’re learning. I love

sharing that with kids. Of course, I’ll miss

the staff and all of that too. We’re pretty

close here, and I’ve made lifelong friends.

I’ll miss some of the things I get to teach.

I love the Native American unit. I love

math, and the kids will tell you that’s my

favorite subject to teach.

Q: Have you seen education and curriculums

evolve over the years

A: Not necessarily. Education changes

all the time. What I teach today is what

I taught years ago. There may be new approaches,

but the bottom line has always

been the same. I teach a higher level of

thinking skills to my third-graders than

I did before. That’s something happening

across the country. I don’t know where

we’re headed. I hope it’s in a positive direction.

You just go with the flow. Yeah, there

are things I’m concerned about, but who

knows what’s going to happen Changes

are coming. That’s the age we live in. I

mean, when I started teaching, I didn’t

have computers.

Q: With 30 years in the same community,

have you ended up teaching any

kids of former students

A: Oh yes, it’s very interesting. A young

lady who grew up here in Liberty Lake

and still lives here is a teacher now in

East Valley. She was in one of my classes

as a youngster, and now we’ve grown to

be good friends. Last year I had her son.

We laughed saying I should have retired

last year because she was in one of my

first classes, and her son was in one of my

last. I actually had a couple kids last year

whose parents were former students of

mine at Greenacres. One of my son’s best

friends growing up had a kid in my class a

few years ago. That was fun. It’s like a big


Q: Do you keep up with many former


A: The ones I know about are teachers.

I’ve had several students who’ve become

teachers. I think I’ve made lifelong friends

in the teaching profession — whether

they’re former students, teachers, administrators

or even parents.

Q: Do you have any advice for anyone

considering teaching as a profession


CVSD bids farewell to retirees

The Central Valley School District

announced the certificated and classified

staff retiring at the end of this

school year. The retirees are shown below

with the number of years worked

in CV schools and their most recently

held position.

Certificated retirees

Peggy Anderson, 5, South Pines

Elementary, media specialist

William Diedrick, 2.5, University

High School, teacher and coach (retired

January 2012)

Karla Freeman, 36, Liberty Lake

Elementary, teacher

Daryl Hart, 8, University High

School, principal

Harold "Sonny" John, 25, Horizon

Middle School, teacher

Lyle Krislock, 29, Summit School/

SVLA - principal

Janice McDonald, 24, Opportunity

Elementary, teacher

Michael Palmer, 31, University

High School, teacher

Susan Peavey, 7, Summit School,


Francine Peirone, 32, Horizon

Middle School, teacher

Gary Rasmussen, 35, Evergreen

Middle School, teacher and coach

Dr. Roberta Rice, 26, Central Valley

High School, teacher and debate team


Neva Ringwald, 10, Learning and

Teaching Center, human resources


A: My son is a teacher and a coach at

Central Valley High School. His wife

teaches at Greenacres Elementary. We

laugh because she’s in one of the rooms I

used to be in. It’s a very rewarding profession

any way you look at it. You become a

teacher because you love it. It’s a passion. I

love what I do. My mom was a teacher, and

it’s just what I always wanted to do.

Teachers are flexible. No two days are

the same. You just make it work. It’s never

a dull moment. When you walk in that

door, you never know what’s going to happen.

You could have a child whose cat was

run over by a car and that’s something you

need to deal with, or you could have kid

bouncing off the wall because their grandparents

are in town.

Q: Do you have any big plans for retirement

A: Next fall will be very different. I still

haven’t gotten into that mindset yet. I don’t

have any big plans for this summer. I’d like

to travel a little bit. We have friends who

Kathryn Schab, 32, Horizon Middle

School, teacher

Heidi Stokke-French, 27, Bowdish

Middle School, teacher

Kathleen Steblaj, 35, University

High School, counselor

Classified retirees

Wesley Beck, 9, Learning and

Teaching Center, bus driver

Donald Brock, 13, University High

School, educational assistant

Carla Darrah, 32, Ponderosa Elementary,


Gregory DeHamer, Sr., 18, Central

Valley High School, custodian

Pamela Forin, 17, Learning and

Teaching Center, transportation assistant

Catherine Greiner, 12, Early Learning

Center, ECEAP family service


Richard Grove, 24, Early Learning

Center, head custodian

Annitta Hackett, 28, Learning and

Teaching Center, bus driver

Barbara Hankel, 8, Learning and

Teaching Center, bus driver

Phyllis Morris, 43, Central Valley

High School, head cook

Fred Potter, 8, Learning and Teaching

Center, grounds maintenance

Patrick Thiel, 22, University High

School, custodian

Meredith (Merry) Young, 3,

Ponderosa Elementary, supervisory


spend the winter in Arizona that want us

to visit. My husband keeps telling me I can

do anything I want — I can even sleep in.

He laughs because he knows I wake up at

6 a.m. even on the weekends. Maybe I can

learn to sleep until 7 a.m.

I’m going to be teaching somehow, doing

something. One of my granddaughters

will be in third grade next year, and

I’d like to get involved volunteering in her


I’m going to read. I’m looking forward

to being able to read during the school

year. During the summers I go to the library

once a week and spend time reading

every day. Now I’ll be able to do that

more. I have a lot of things on my bucket

list. I have some projects at home I want

to do, and my husband and I want to go

on a cruise.

I love what I do and saying goodbye

will definitely be bittersweet. I don’t have

a whole lot of plans, but I have grandchildren.

The Splash June 14, 2012 • 15

Join the fight to find a cure

for a disease that will be

diagnosed in approximately

35,360 men, women and

youngsters in Washington

this year. Contact your

friends, family members,

coworkers or classmates and

form a team to participate in

this year’s 15-hour American

Cancer Society Relay For Life

of Liberty Lake.

Liberty Lake

reLay For LiFe 2012

Meadowwood Technology Campus

6:00 p.m. Friday, July 20th to

9:00 a.m. Saturday, July 21st

tHe oFFiCiaL

SPoNSor oF


To form a team contact

Deb Long at 509-255-9488


For other questions

contact Jennifer Kronvall

at 509-242-8303 or

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CV grad scales hurdles to earn All-American honors

By Craig Howard

Splash Contributor

Dylan Seitz will tell you that he stumbled

out of the gates as a freshman hurdler

at Central Valley High School.

At one practice early in the 2008 season,

Seitz snagged his cleats on a hurdle

and earned high marks for a face plant on

the CV track. One coach recommended

that he move on to another event.

“I was uncoordinated

and goofy,”

Seitz recalls. “It was

pretty pitiful, but I

remember thinking,

‘I can do this.’”

By his senior year,

Seitz had qualified

for state in two


hurdle events — the

110-and 300-meters.

At the 4A regional championships, the

Liberty Lake resident churned to a personal

record in the 110, running a blistering

14.98. At state, he reached the finals

in both races, placing sixth in the 300 and

seventh in the 110.

“Dylan is one of the great success stories

ever at CV,” said Chuck Bowden,

Central Valley boys track coach. “He was

a baseball kid who turned out for track

and through hard work, became one of

the best hurdlers in the Greater Spokane

League and the state.”

Seitz had considered enrolling at Eastern

Washington University and walking

on to the track team after high school,

but his success as a senior landed him at

Spokane Falls Community College last

autumn. Through the indoor and outdoor

seasons, Seitz kept improving his

times in both events and, by the time the

Northwest Athletic Association of Community

Colleges championships were

held on May 21-22, the goofy kid from

CV had soared to silver in the 400 finals

and a bronze in the 110.

Placing top three in both events meant

that Seitz would be included on the junior

college All-American squad.

“For Dylan to be an All-American in

his first year was just amazing,” said Linda

Submitted photo by Rick Harrison

Liberty Lake resident and Spokane Falls Community College hurdler Dylan Seitz leads the

pack during a recent meet. Seitz earned All-American honors following his freshman season

with the Sasquatch.

Lanker, Community Colleges of Spokane

hurdles coach. “To go from where he was

at to where he is now is pretty incredible.”

Despite cold and blustery conditions in

Spokane for the NWAACC finals, Seitz

ran a 15.47 in the 110 for the Sasquatch

and set a new personal best in the 400 at

53.99. CCS won the team championship

by 29 points over Lane Community College

of Oregon.

“Dylan is usually not happy unless he

wins,” said Lanker. “But he took almost a

second off his 400 time at NWAACC. At

the end of the 110 final, I had to remind

him that he was now an All-American

and that was our goal.”

Bowden said Seitz incorporated perseverance

and effort in scaling plenty of

literal and symbolic hurdles since his first

year at CV.

“I think back to those people who

thought he couldn’t be a hurdler,” Bowden

said. “A lot of athletes have the talent but

don’t want to do the work. Dylan does

the necessary work to get better.”

Beginning with the college indoor season

in January, Seitz ran well against hurdlers

from schools like the University of

Idaho and Washington State University.

On May 5, at Hayward Field in Eugene,

Ore., Seitz competed against elite athletes

from the University of Oregon and

the University of Washington, reaching

the finals in the 110 and winning the 400

over Washington senior Miles Timpe. In

the 110, the lineup included Ashton Eaton,

world record holder in the heptathlon

and Oregon’s Johnathan Cabral, one

of the nation’s top college hurdlers.

“To have Dylan compete on the same

level as those D-1 athletes is huge,” said

CCS Head Track Coach Jason Cash. “His

improvement throughout this season has

been substantial. He’s really built on his

strength and speed and has become a

sound technician.”

A day before the Eugene meet, Seitz

ran away from the 110 field at the Mt.

Hood Track and Field Festival, winning

the finals in a personal best of 15:09.

Cash said even when Seitz stumbled

slightly midway through the season, his

trademark determination carried him


“Dylan didn’t get discouraged, he just

kept working and got better,” Cash said.

For hurdlers, the adjustment from high

school to college track means taller hurdles

in the 110 and tacking on another

100 meters to the 300.

The 300 meters is a sprint all the way,”

Seitz said. “In the 400, you have to be fast,

but you have to pace yourself, too.”

At Central Valley, Seitz challenged

himself both on the athletic and academic

front. He enrolled in the Running

Start program at EWU and began earning

college credits while in high school.

Between school and sports, he worked

part-time at MeadowWood Golf Course

and with the Spokane County Parks and

Recreation Department. This summer,

Seitz will coach hurdles for the Valley

Athletic Club, a youth track program.

“Dylan really works to be successful,

and that’s probably an understatement,”

said Bowden.

Seitz acknowledges that the slight from

Division I schools out of high school has

served as extra motivation — or, in his

words, a “little bit of a chip on the shoulder”

as he runs at the community college

level. Now his coaches at CCS are saying

that the soon-to-be sophomore will likely

be running at a four-year school when

his tenure in Spokane is done.

“I think if he continues to do the work,

there’s no doubt that will be at a D-I

school,” Lanker said. “He has the potential

and he definitely has the work ethic.”



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6/5 Liberty Lake Women's 18-Hole Golf Club

Liberty Cup and Low Putts

June Liberty Cup Winners: Ann Eure & Chrissie Tamura, (tie) 70

Low Putts

Flight A - Joyce Skidmore, 31

Flight B - Chrissie Tamura and Jean Hatcher, (tie) 34

3-on-3 newbies

Black Widows take Pasco tourney

Flight C - Lee Sonderman, 31

6/7 Liberty Lake Ladies Nine Hole Club

First Flight: gross, Robin McKee, 46; net, Renee Begovich, 36

Second Flight: gross, Nancy Lampe, 50; net, Barbara Midkiff, 34

Third Flight: gross, Wilma Capaul, 62; net, Emma Long and

Dorothy Blake, 37

Chip-ins: Sandra Marra #5

Submitted photo

First-grader Talia Emmerson,


Teagan Colvin, and

first-graders Josie

Miller and Libby

Awbery competed

in their first 3-on-3

basketball tournament

at Hoopmania in

Spokane. (Liberty Lake

residents in bold.)

Submitted photo

The Spokane United Team, The Black Widows, won the Girls U11 Division of the 2012 Sagebrush

Summer Classic in Pasco. They outscored their opponents 23 - 5 on their way to 1st

first place. Pictured from left are Taryn Baxter, Haley Lance, Jenny Drinkwine, Kaitlyn Harvey,

Bailey Carter, Audriana Alfaro, Coach Rik Robles, Brooklyn Worsham, Sailor Watson, Gracie

Montoya, Haylie Greenwood, Emily Kaiser, Dori Ames, Skylar Robles, Rachel Ewers. (Liberty

Lake Residents in bold.)

Spokane United tops Sagebrush tourney


Getting to know the grads



Age: 17

Parents: Anthony

and Carrie


School: St.

George's School

High school involvement:

Volleyball (Most Inspirational

Player), basketball, softball (Most Inspirational

Player), film, photography, Habitat

for Humanity, AP classes.

Plans after graduation: Will be attending

Columbia College Chicago with dual

majors in photography and audio engineering.

College graduates

Liberty Lake brothers

earn degrees

Gabriel Walter, son of Gaby and Galen

Scott Walter, received a bachelor of arts

degree from California State University-

Northridge May 22. He is developing several

screenplays for submission to interested

outlets in the fall.

His brother, Oliver Walter, completed

his final semester in Copenhagen, Denmark,

through a Washington State University

program and earned a bachelor of

Isaiah B.

Van Voorhis

Age: 17

Parents: Kahale

and Shiela Rogan

School: Central

Valley High School

High school involvement:

DECA, math tutor, four-sport student-athlete

(football, soccer, track and


Plans after graduation: Obtain a baccalaureate

degree with an emphasis in

education while participating in soccer;

college or university undecided as

of yet.

Editor’s note: The above notice of Isaiah Van Voorhis ran with the wrong accompanying

photo in the June 7 issue of The Splash. The Splash apologizes for the error. The

Splash has been running information about Liberty Lake-connected graduates in our

past two issues, but we don’t want to miss any graduate who would like to submit. Submit

information about your graduate to by 8 a.m. Monday

to be included in our June 21 issue.

FOPP awards local seniors

science in architectural studies from the

school. He will be spending the next year

preparing for selected graduate programs

in architecture.

Liberty Lake woman

graduates from Gonzaga

Anna McKelvey of Liberty Lake graduated

with a bachelor of arts in psychology

from Gonzaga University last month.

The commencement ceremony was held

May 13 in Spokane’s Veterans Memorial


Submitted photo

Spokane United won first place in the Sagebrush soccer tournament U12 division. Pictured

from left (back row) coach Chaz Valez, Piper Lawson, Rachel Stevenson, Kennedy Seibold,

Rianna Routson, Grace Miller, Olivia Mayer, Stella Olander, Savannah Brown, Addie Jensen,

(front row) Kellsie Cabiad, Meggie Cross Akylah Beitey, Maddie Hassett, Maggie Ames, Chelsea

Koker, Michaela Thompson. (Liberty Lake residents in bold.)

Splash photo by Kelly Moore

The Friends of Pavillion Park awarded scholarships to local high school graduates June 7

at City Hall. Drew Brown (center) was honored with the $1500 Elmer Schneidmiller Community

Leadership award and Andrew Schutts (second from left) was honored with the

$500 Presidents Award. Brown and Schutts were also awarded a $500 general scholarship,

along with Brett Busch (not pictured), Homa Shaarba and Michael Sattler. The

scholarship recipients are pictured above with FOPP President Josh Schluter and board

member David Himebaugh.

18 • June 14, 2012

The Splash

local lens

Soggy Saturday for Liberty Lake Community Yard Sales

Local Lens

Share your snapshots for

The Splash’s photo

page. Email photos@ with

scenes from around town,

community events and

Splash Travels.

Splash photos by Kelly Moore

and Nick Merchant

The 19th annual Liberty Lake Community

Yard Sales included more than 200

homes as well as additional vendors in

Pavillion Park last weekend. Heavy rain

on the event day kept a few shoppers

— and sellers — indoors, but enough

people braved the weather to keep Liberty

Lake bustling with bargain hunters

and steady traffic.

This year was the second year for the

event with the Liberty Lake Kiwanis at the

helm, and additions included yard sale

sites at the park, a raffle for registered

sales and an expanded lineup of vendors.

Splash Travels

Scouts visit Splash

Submitted photo

Liberty Lake

residents Tom

and Eileen

Henderson pose

with The Splash

in front of the

Manila American


and Memorial.

The couple

spent three

weeks in the

Philippines visiting

World War II

memorials and

POW camps.

Splash photo by Tammy Kimberley

Scouts from Cub

Scout Troop 408 of

Liberty Lake stopped

by The Splash last

week to learn more

about newspapers.

Members of the

troop who attended

included Ethan

Sheneman, Brady

Reding, Jack Nebeker,

Ryan Peck, Andrew

Brockbank, Bowen

Beykirch, Nate Garza,

Chase Jensen and

Cooper Young.

The Splash June 14, 2012 • 19


BubbaDogz develops LL niche

Hot dog stand focusing

on special event catering

By Kelly Moore

Splash Staff Writer

Liberty Lake residents Matt and Sandi

Wasteney started up BubbaDogz Hotdog

Cart two summers ago, admittedly on

somewhat of a whim. Now, the operation

has evolved to sometimes-street vending

and special event catering.

“We both are very personable and

outgoing people, and when I retired,

we thought of many different business

ideas,” said Matt Wasteney, a retired police

officer. “We both were former amateur

competitive bodybuilders back in

the late 90s, so we were thinking of ideas

in that field. Then, for no particular reason

and with no previous food experience,

we decided on a traditional New

York-style mobile hot dog cart. Although

I grew up in California, I am originally

from the east coast, so it’s probably in my


He said the hot dog cart appealed to

his family because they like the traditional,

“old school” experience and oneon-one

interaction with customers. Sandi

Wasteney said the idea was sparked by

In Biz

Submitted photos

The BubbaDogz Hotdog Cart business is a family-run food service operated by owners Matt and Sandi Wasteney and their two daughters.

The family recently served the crowd at Spokane’s Lilac Festival (top right).

their daughter’s involvement in softball,

which led them to many tournaments

with few food options.

With authenticity and freshness at the

forefront of their mission, BubbaDogz

serves Nathan’s quarter-pound all-beef

franks, which Matt Wasteney said were

chosen because of their popularity on

Coney Island, and Longhorn Barbecue

German sausages. Buns are custommade

from Franz Bakery. Keeping the

menu simple, the cart also offers drinks

Optometrist of the year

and chips.

The business popped up on many Liberty

Lake radars earlier this season with

regular appearances on Signal Drive near

See BUBBADOGZ, page 23

Local schools selected for

Itron Champions Program

The Spokane Indians baseball team announced

this week that Madison Elementary

and Logan Elementary were selected

to participate in this year’s Itron Champions

Program. The program provides two

low-income Spokane schools with a visit

from OTTO the Mascot and 250 Indians

tickets to distribute to students as a reward

for good attendance, hard work, and

achievement in the classroom.

“We love bringing the Itron Champions

Program to schools and getting kids

excited about learning,” Indians Senior

Vice President Otto Klein said in a press

release. “This is a great opportunity for the

Indians to support our local schools and


The Indians open their season on June

15 against the Vancouver Canadians with

opening night fireworks and AAA magnet

schedule giveaway.

Chamber seeks participants

for veteran program

The Greater Spokane Valley Chamber

of Commerce is seeking qualified veterans

for the Fall 2012 NxLevel Course, which

is scheduled to begin Sept. 19 and run

through Dec. 19.

The veterans’ specific business planning

program is designed for veterans interested

in going into business for themselves.

The program teaches participants to build

or update an existing business plan.

“We see this as a unique opportunity

to fill a need in our community,” Chamber

President and CEO Eldonna Shaw

said. “We look forward to giving veterans

a head start on business success as entrepreneurs.”

For information on NxLeveL and enrollment,

contact John Pederson at john@ or 216-3791.

For information on individual or corporate

donations to the program, contact

Phil Kiver at 999-8645.

Itron announces expansion

of ‘smart energy’ products

Itron announced June 7 that it has

expanded its ZigBee Smart Energy-certified

product portfolio across the company’s

energy product line. ZigBee Smart

Energy is a global, standards-based wireless

mesh networking technology that is

used to connect dramatically different


“Itron is committed to bringing best

of breed technologies together to enable

See IN BIZ, page 21

Submitted photo

Liberty Lake resident,

Dr. Nils W. Ohlsen,

was recently named

Walmart Vision Center’s

West Coast District

Optometrist of the Year.

His practice is located

inside the Spokane Valley

Walmart. Above he

is pictured with Vision

Center Manager, Brandee


20 • June 14, 2012

The Splash


Letters to the Editor

Editorial Cartoons

Yard sale roses and lemons

Roses to:

• Josh Johnson and The Liberty Lake

Splash staff for their hard work in helping

make the Liberty Lake Community Yard

Sales a success. Without their effort, the

event would not have taken place.

• Those Liberty Lake yard sale participants

(200-plus households) that

registered or contributed donations that

helped the Liberty Lake Kiwanis cosponsor

the event.

• Those hardy yard sale people who

braved the cold and rainy weather to buy

buy and buy some more.

• Those commercial businesses that

registered and set up at Pavillion Park.

• Those Liberty Lake Kiwanis members

who made the yard sale successful.

• Those Liberty Lake police who spent

their time keeping everyone safe.

The city of Liberty Lake for its support.

Lemons to:

• Those that held yard sales and did not

pre-register or donate funds to help cover

the expenses for putting on the event.

• Mother Nature.

Bob Schneidmiller

Liberty Lake

and the lights.

That particular corner is scary with

cars traveling west on Appleway and

turning right at the light to head to the

freeway. Why do they not watch for bicyclists

My husband rode his bike the

other day and when crossing there, not

only was he almost hit, it took three cars

to turn before someone waited on him

to cross — and that was because she

looked up in time to see him, otherwise

this might be a different kind of message.

A few days later, I was sitting there in

my car waiting to make a left onto Appleway

and there was another bicyclist

waiting to cross over to the pedestrian

bridge. The light turned green and guess

what — the RV that was waiting to make

a right turned right in front of him. It

is truly a scary corner, but the scariest

part is that one of Liberty Lake’s finest

was right behind the RV, and although

he waited for the bicyclist to go across,

he let the RV get away with this. The RV

cut this person off and should have been

pulled over.

Are our police too busy to keep our

citizens safe It's no wonder drivers do

not yield the right of way. There is no

punishment if they don't.

Sonya Franck

Liberty Lake

Yield to bicyclists crossing

Liberty Lake Road

I want to make an observation about

the corner of Appleway Avenue and Liberty

Lake Road. My husband and I are

avid bike riders and ride a lot in Liberty

Lake. We follow the rules of the road

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the voice of The Splash and are wrien by

Publisher Josh Johnson.

Thankful for help

of unnamed neighbor

Please help me thank a wonderful

woman who helped me find my two

beautiful Alaskan Huskies last week. I

do not remember her name, but she deserves

due mention for her act of valor.

Here's what happened: My male dog,

Nookie, opened the sliding door to our

backyard (probably chasing a bunny rabbit).

Unfortunately, we also have another

purebred husky, Caribou, who is a couple

days away from having puppies. He fled,

and she ran after him. I heard the sliding

door open only to find them missing.

Frantic, I ran out of our backyard yelling

for both of them; neighbors and random

people helped by pointing where they

ran. Running after them in flip-flops, not

gaining any ground, I had both of their

leashes in my hands and at this point was

screaming in sheer panic.

As I was running down Country Vista

Drive, an amazing and wonderful woman

pulled up to me and asked if I was looking

for two beautiful huskies. She asked

me to jump in and said she had already

seen them up ahead and made a U-turn

to come and get me. She said she was on

her way to pick up her grandchild from

Central Valley High School, where my

two boys also attend.

Once I entered her vehicle, we both

saw Nookie bolt across the street. She felt

my pain as I screamed again. It seemed

like two minutes later when I saw Caribou

in tow — almost hit by a car! She told

me not to worry. She made an illegal U-

turn at my distress and pulled up to the

grass knoll in front of Home Depot, allowing

me to get out and call Nookie to

me while she went into the driveway to

try and help me corral Caribou.

Finally, after getting them both, wet,

distressed and myself completely out of

breath, she dropped me off in front of my


Amidst the stress, I can’t remember her

name, but I would like to thank her and

perhaps pay for a detailed wash — she allowed

my wet and dirty dogs in her beautiful

leather interior vehicle. I just want

everyone to know what a beautiful Liberty

Lake neighbor she is.

Ileana Garakani

Liberty Lake

The Splash June 14, 2012 • 21



Continued from page 7

is K-Kids and Girl Scouts of

America. She has lived in Liberty

Lake for nine years and is the

wife of former Council Member

Neal Olander, who served from

his appointment in May 2007

through 2009.

Both Dunne and Beckett were

listed as references on her application.

Both Council members

disclosed their personal relationship

with Olander before the

interviewing process, stating no

prejudice would affect their voting.

Beckett also disclosed Olander’s

work on his 2011 campaign

for mayor.

Kaminskas also disclosed a relationship

with Olander through

mutual friends as well as an acquaintance

with Lutzenberger

from her work with the library


In her interview, Olander said

a top priority for the city in the

next four years would be developing

better communication

with the public. She also indicated

a need to keep growth and

“I want to be good at this

job. I don’t want to just

come and sit at meetings. I

want to be productive.”

— lori olander

development well managed and


Other applicants for the position

included Jacob Anderson,

Debbi Haskins and Joanna Fightmaster.

A seventh candidate, Karl

Patchin, withdrew his application.

Olander was sworn in immediately

following the vote.

In other business, a second

executive session, called by

Beckett to discuss changes in

City Hall personnel, was held

at the end of the meeting. The

Council adjourned immediately

after the session with no discussion.

At its next regularly scheduled

meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday,

the Council is expected to hold a

workshop discussion on the city’s

capital facilities plan.


Continued from page 19

broad participation in the

smart grid throughout the

world,” Itron president and

COO of Energy Philip Mezey

said in a press release.

“We believe that adopting

international standards, such

as ZigBee Smart Energy, and

certifying product implementations

of those standards is

necessary to achieve true interoperability,

which is key to

the success of the smart grid.”

Itron has been certifying

ZigBee Smart Energy products

since the specification’s

inception in May 2008. Itron’s

ZigBee adoption extends

domestic and international

meters. It also extends to integrated

products and communications

modules, incorporating

ZigBee into third

party products.

In Biz features Liberty Lakeconnected

business items. Contact

The Splash with business

news at


Continued from page 13

Flights are relatively inexpensive

to the western destinations,

but using a travel agent to book

things like activities and lodging

could save travelers time, Elton

said. Navigating the numerous

options at both can be overwhelming

to first-time visitors.

Elton said the group at Travel

Leaders does very little booking

for road trips, but the most popular

driving destinations were Orcas

Island, Seattle and Victoria,



Coeur d’Alene

(16.8 miles):

Whether travelers decide to

stay at the Coeur d’Alene Resort,

the Hampton Inn at Riverstone,

or simply return home at night,

Clovis recommended a stay-cation

experience in Liberty Lake’s

neighbor to the east.

She said unique dining experiences

can be found at Bardenay’s,

a gin distillery and pub, or

downtown’s Grill From Ipanema.

Must-experience adventures include

lake cruises run from the

resort or Brooks Seaplane scenic


For families, a full day can

be spent relaxing at City Beach,

exploring downtown shops and

hiking Tubbs Hill. Night life includes

a handful of pubs, like the

Iron Horse Grill, with live music

on the weekends.

Haynes recommended visiting

the Cataldo Mission, a historical

landmark east of the city. On

the way home, she said the White

House Grill in Post Falls is a great

stop for dinner.

Spokane (17.5 miles):

The Spokane Regional Convention

and Visitors Bureau directs

visitors year round to many

of Spokane’s hidden and not-sohidden

gems, and Haynes recommended

locals take advantage

of the recreational opportunities


“We’re so lucky here, and I

think we sometimes take for

granted how much beauty we’re

surrounded by,” Haynes said.

“We know we live in a beautiful

place, but sometimes we forget

that because we see it all the time.

Locals can have a great time experiencing

the region by looking

at it through the eyes of a visitor.”

Haynes said she, of course,

would recommend The Davenport,

Spokane’s historic downtown

hotel as an easy escape, but

much of Spokane can be experienced

commuting from home.

“You can spend almost an entire

day just hanging out in Riverfront

Park,” Haynes said. “You

can go for a walk, have a picnic,

ride the carousel, play on the giant

red wagon and see the garbage

eating goat sculpture all for

$10 or less.”

While downtown, she said

locals can spend time visiting a

number of boutique shops and

galleries — and everyone should

visit the Steam Plant. The historic

structure iconic to Spokane’s

skyline powered all of downtown

until 1986. Now it houses a restaurant

and brewery as well as

office spaces.

“There are so many things

that we know are there, but we

don’t think to visit because we

see it out our window every day,”

Haynes said. “When visitors

come, they think this region is

amazing. Locals should be able

to get out there and experience

that too.”

What scenic place is the

most beautiful in our area

What events or activities best

represent the spirit of the

community What sums up

the essence of what it means

to enjoy life in Liberty Lake

Use your photography skills

to capture the best images

around Liberty Lake for our

3rd annual photography

contest. Selected photos will

be considered for publication

on the cover and inside the

2013 Liberty Lake Community



for a complete set of rules.

• Photographers

(amateur or


age 16 years

and older are

eligible to enter.

• Deadline is


14. Prizes will

be awarded to

the top three


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distributor of

The Splash, The

Current and Liberty

Lake Community

Directory, is

sponsoring this



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94 black Honda Accord EX coupe, excellent condition,

low miles, new mounted studs, sound system, custom

wheels, leather interior, great MPG, $4000 OBO. Call:



Hospice volunteers needed for the Spokane area.

Family Home Care & Hospice is looking for caring

volunteers. Please apply at



At The Art Chalet! Sat. June 16th from 10:00-12:30p.m.

(ages 5 & up). $28. Call 255-9600. For the whole

summer schedule go to:

Kids (ages 5-15) Art Workshops for next week are:

Mon. June 18th: Baby Animals (10-12:30); Tues.

19th: Cars, Classic & new (1-3:30); Wed. 20th: Birds,

Birdhouses, bugs & Butterflies (10-12:30); Thurs.21st:

Dragons & Wizards (1-3:30); Fri. 22nd: Wild Cats, Lions,

Tigers (1-3:30). All workshops are $28. (watercolor,

acrylic, oil, pastels, pen, etc.) Call 255-9600 or go to:


For 3 year olds to 3rd grade. Weekly themes and

Spanish classes. Call 922-6360 for more information.

Space is limited!


For rent: Available July 1, excellent location close to

shopping, bus, post office, athletic club. 3-bdrm/2-bath,

low maint./fenced yard, deck, pets negotiable. $1150

month, 1st and last. 251-8416, Kelly.


rancher with 3-car garage, wonderfully quiet gated

neighborhood, lawncare included, approx. 2876sq.ft.,

deck with awning. $1535/month, no smoking, no pets,

deposit required. 509-255-4020.


2-bdrm, 2-bath, 1150 SQ FT, large double garage,

deck, A/C, fireplace, available now, $795 + $700

deposit. Please no smoking or pets. Call Mike at



Love Seat; 63 inches, light green, with two pillows. Paid

$325. Never used, covered with sheet. Sell for $150.00

Come see it. 509-922-8459


Children’s wallet found during garage sale. Call to

identify, 509-220 -6707.


Brand new Budweiser Olympic snowboard (official Team

USA Olympic model used at the Vancouver 2010 Winter

Games). Model is a Burton Custom size 156, $200 cash.

Call 509-844-4979 if interested.

Chipper/shreader, MTD Yard Machine. 5HP Briggs &

Stratton. Up to 1.5” dia. branches. Seldom used, $170

OBO, Jeanette 924-5004.

Gas trimmer, Powerpro 17” cut - 32cc. Needs basic tuneup.

$50 OBO, Kevin 226-5108.

Ikea tv stand. Call Liz, 509-768-3942.


1998, Open bow, 5.7 Vortec MX, 519hrs, excellent

condition, tower, speakers, dual batteries w/switch,

custom button cover, 2 additional covers, tandem axle

trailer. Red/blk/wht. Ryan, 998-8345. $19750.

Moving Sale - Antique solid Oak desk $225, Brother laser

4-in-1 copier $175, double mattress and box springs

$125, Ben Hogan golf irons $125, corner room computer

desk, brushed finish baby golf club, Schylling tractor &

Engelbreit doll, 638-8274.

Poker table and 6 matching chairs. Custom built and

very solid. Smooth tan leather playing surface. $220 OBO,

Kevin 226-5108.

Skateboard! Zumiez Blank Camo deck, Ruckus Camo

trucks, Cleardrops wheels, Lucky Abec 5 bearings,

missing one wheel/set of bearings but in good shape,

sell for $40. Call 509-844-4979 if interested.

Sony DVD/CD player, $20. Brand new kayak paddles,

never used, cost $139, sell for $65. 893-9808.

Spalding women’s golf clubs, bag and travel bag, plus

size 8 1/2 shoes, all never used. $300. 893-9808.

Whirlpool washer/dryer, 2 years old, $500. GE microwave,

$30. Hamilton-beach blender, $5. Memorex DVD, $10.

Sauder entertainment stand, $20. Two wall pictures,

24”x28”, $50. Vizio 32” flat-screen TV, $150. 208-755-0728

Women’s size medium snowboard helmet, brand is Red

(model Reya), only used one time and paid $100 for

it but will part for $40, cash only. Call 509-844-4979 if




AN UNBELIVEABLE PRICE Sandy Beach Villa’s over

55 park. 2-br/2-ba, 24 x 70 mobile, large lot, low

maintenance landscape, very well kept. Call for price,


Gorgeous home, secondary waterfront on

Liberty Lake, 4-BR, 3-BA, lake views, boat slip,

exclusive and private Dreamwood Circle

neighborhood, $349,900! Seth at Keller Williams,



MASTERCRAFT 1990 P/S 190 1015 hours, closed bow,

includes fat sacks & extended pylon for wake boarding,

single axle trailer, $9000. Great running engine, lots of

power, 509-999-3083, leave message.



Window cleaning/power washing/gutter cleaning.

Liberty Lake resident. Residential and commercial

services. Very competitive, satisfaction guarantee. Free

estimates, 638-8275 (ask about the limited time free

“spring special” power wash).


9 PASSENGER STRETCH LIMO! Ride in style on your

next trip to Spokane Airport! Special one-way price

of $49.95! Call Keith at 509-230-0820. Subject to

availability, call now to reserve your itinerary. Other

packages available!


Clean non-smoking van, Liberty Lake area - (GEG)

Spokane International Airport, $40 each way,

reservations accepted, 509-270-3115, Tom’s Taxi.

Business accounts welcome.

All indoor/outdoor construction needs! Home

repairs and remodel. No job is too big or too

small. Licensed and bonded, #cookbc*229j6. Cook

Brothers Construction - Call Ken at 991-1667 for free



Tune up for spring. Repair, rebuild or restoration

by expert mechanic. All services guaranteed. Call

now for appointment, 509-998-2359, Tony.


Summer special. Full set of lashes for $125! Certified

Xtreme Lash Stylist, come see Cheryl, conveniently

located inside of Riviera Tanning. 509-939-6487, www.


BBB accredited, hardworking, honest, and on time.

Free estimates! Now is the time for exterior painting.

Call today! Dave Heinz, 509-953-8093. Licensed,

bonded & insured, Heinzph924bw. Many satisfied

LL customers.

HISTORY TUTORING U.S. or European History with

potential to earn college credit. Small independent

study groups forming now for Fall 2012. Ideal for

homeschoolers or high school students seeking

college credit. Certificated teacher with great

references, low rates. Contact Bri Kirsch for more

information: or 509-979-1045.


ORGANIC MICRO-CUT. Spring specials! Call now

and book your free quote! Spring clean, mowing,

aerating, thatching, fertilizing. Don’t settle for

anything less than the best in town! Call 863-



Residential repaint specialists. All phases of interior

and exterior painting. Premium warranteed paint used

on all projects. Many local references. Fully insured.

Estimates are always free. 10% senior discount. 509-


ACI Coatings 2

Avista 9

Bruttles Candies 3

Carver Farms 4

Family Medicine LL/Medicine Man 9

Friends of Pavillion Park - LL Loop 8

Great Harvest Bread Co 9

Inland Empire Utility Coordinating Council 2

Karen Does My Hair 2

Kathrine Olson DDS 7

Kiwanis of Liberty Lake 11

Lakeside Vision PLLC 7

Liberty Lake Farmers Market 9

Liberty Lake Fireworks Fund 2

Liberty Lake Liquor 24

Liberty Lake Orthodontics 3

Liberty Lake Sewer & Water District 10

Northern Quest Resort & Casino 3


Full service professional weekly / bi-weekly

lawn care with rates starting at $25 weekly.

Serving the Liberty Lake area for over 12 years

now! Guaranteed lowest rates in town. Also

offering full service lawn and tree spraying,

weed control and fertilization. Free estimates

and free first mow with summer contract.

Pacific Lawn Maintenance, 509-218-1775.

Remodeling contractor: Licensed and bonded,

Peterc*152re. 27 years experience, references.

Decks, patios, garages, roofing, sheetrock

taping and texturing, minor plumbing. All your

remodeling needs. BBB accredited approved. Call

Bruce, 710-4541.

Serving Liberty Lake for 10 years. Everything

from plumbing leaks to fence repair to bathroom

remodels. I’ll finish your honey-do’s. Paulman

Services, Paulms*991bt. References, 869-3062.

We install all types of showers, backsplashes,

countertops and flooring. We are now general

contractors. We do it all. Call Larry and Lillie, 924-



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.


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



PRIME INDUSTRIAL property along I-5 in Olympia,

WA to be sold by unreserved auction — June 14,

2012. 62.94 +/- acres total. Details at



ATTEND COLLEGE online from home. Medical,

Business, Criminal Justice, Hospitality. Job placement

assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if

qualified. SCHEV certified. Call 866-483-4499, 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.


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,

See CLASSIFIEDS, page 23

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.

Relay For Life of Liberty Lake 15

SDS Realty Inc. 3

Spokane Indians 16

Stepping Stone Christian School & Childcare 7

Valley Christian School 9

Valley Hospital 5

Valley Real Life 15

Werschler Aesthetics 6

The Splash June 14, 2012 • 23


Continued from page 22


NOW HIRING: Companies desperately need workers to

assemble products from your location, no selling, any

hours. $500/wk potential. Info 985-646-1700 Dept WA

5990 Peoples Lifestyle.

DRIVERS - Inexperienced/experienced. Unbeatable

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operator, lease trainers. Ask about our new pay scale,


DRIVERS - New freight lines in your area. Annual salary

$45K to $60K. Flexible home time. Modern fleet of

trucks. CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. 800-



DIVORCE $135. $165 with children. No court

appearances. Complete preparation. Includes, custody,

support, property division and bills. BBB member. 503-

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In the Matter of the Estate of No. 12-400683-2


Deceased. RCW 11.40.030


The Personal Representative named below has been

appointed 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 of the claim with

the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The

claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after

the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the

creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months

after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not

presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except

as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar

is effective as to claims against both the decedent=s probate and

nonprobate assets.

Date of first publication: June 7, 2012

/s/ Jeanne K. Marshall


Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative:

Karen L. Sayre, WSBA #15548


Address for Mailing or Service:

West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460

Spokane, Washington 99201-2262

(509) 325-7330



In the Matter of the Estate of



Deceased. RCW 11.40.030


The Personal Representative named below has been

appointed 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 of the claim with

the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The

claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after

the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the

creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months

after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not

presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except

as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar

is effective as to claims against both the decedent=s probate and

nonprobate assets.

Date of first publication: June 14, 2012

/s/ Ralph R. Harding


Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative:

Karen L. Sayre, WSBA #15548


Address for Mailing or Service:

West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460

Spokane, Washington 99201-2262

(509) 325-7330



Continued from page 19

its intersection with Appleway Avenue.

The setup, however, was a short-lived

venture for the family-run operation.

“I thought the STCU location was the

safest and best location for access and

egress, but I learned after a few days

there that a family operated a small

cafeteria inside the STCU headquarters,”

Matt Wasteney said. “Unknown

to me as the foot traffic increased after

a few weeks, so did the vehicle traffic,

and things were becoming a little chaotic

safety-wise, which always made

me edgy. For that reason, I recently

discussed this with Mayor Peterson following

my recent Kiwanis meeting, at

which time I told him my concerns and

was going to stop operations there before

someone got hurt.”

Sandi Wasteney said the city was unsure

of how to handle street vendors.

In fact, the issue was even brought up

by Community Development Director

Doug Smith at the June 5 City Council

meeting, but ultimately the family decided

their operation was better when

aimed at special events. In the future,

they said they might try getting in the

Liberty Lake Farmers Market.

The Liberty Lake community definitely

welcomed us, but with weather

and other circumstances we were kind

of hit or miss,” Sandi Wasteney said.

Those hoping to catch a taste of BubbaDogz

can catch them at local events

like Liberty Lake Days, Liberty Lake

Relay For Life and a Baskets for Babies

fundraiser in Spokane Valley next

weekend. For more information on the

hot dog cart and up-to-date location

postings, find BubbaDogz on Facebook

or call 499-0303.



In the Matter of the Estate of No. 12-400719-7


Deceased. RCW 11.40.030


The Personal Representative named below has been

appointed 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 of the claim with

the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The

claim must be presented within the later of: (1) Thirty days after

the Personal Representative served or mailed the notice to the

creditor as provided under RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months

after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not

presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except

as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and 11.40.060. This bar

is effective as to claims against both the decedent=s probate and

nonprobate assets.

Date of first publication: June 14, 2012

/s/ Wayne Gordon


Personal Representative

Attorney for Personal Representative:

Karen L. Sayre, WSBA #15548


Address for Mailing or Service:

West 201 North River Drive, Suite 460

Spokane, Washington 99201-2262

(509) 325-7330

24 • June 14, 2012

The Splash




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