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Idaho students invited to enter Holiday Card Contest

Idaho students invited to enter Holiday Card Contest

From the Idaho State Department of Education:


Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna invites elementary students across Idaho to participate in the annual Holiday Card Contest.

 

Pink limo helps women get screened in style

Pink limo helps women get screened in style

VIP Luxury Limousines won't open for another two and a half weeks, but the company is already getting involved in the community. During the last week of October, VIP drivers will be providing an extra incentive for North Idaho women to get screened for breast cancer by chauffeuring women to their appointments in a pink stretch Hummer limo.

 

“It's kind of cool to be able to help out the community,” said VIP Luxury Limousine owner Matt Nevarez. “Now we actually have something we can do.”

 

It's only been a couple of weeks since Nevarez decided to open a limousine service, and he was inspired to offer breast cancer screening rides when he saw the pink Hummer for sale. Nevarez opened Liberty Crude Oil, an oil transport service in Texas and Oklahoma, two years ago and has been looking for a more local business for a while. When he saw the pink limo for sale he knew he had found his next business venture.

 

Sandpoint nursing assistant awarded for caring act

Sandpoint nursing assistant awarded for caring act

From Life Care Centers of America:

Elany Kisner, a certified nursing assistant at Life Care Center of Sandpoint, received Life Care Centers of America’s Northwest Division Whatever It Takes And Then Some Award on Sept. 24, 2013, for her dedication to customer service.

Executives from Life Care awarded Kisner a $1,000 cash prize during an awards ceremony at the company’s Annual Management Meeting. She was chosen from among thousands of associates in her division, which encompasses Idaho, Oregon and Washington. She was one of only seven associates from Life Care’s more than 220 facilities nationwide to receive the award.

While Kisner does her job well daily, she was particularly praised for a special act of caring in 2012.

MG owners helping out Kootenai Humane Society

MG owners helping out Kootenai Humane Society

Saturday's forecast may not be ideal for top-down driving, but that won't stop MG enthusiasts from hitting the road for a good cause.

The Inland Empire MG Classics car club is bringing a caravan of supplies to the Kootenai Humane Society this weekend, and you can be part of the fun.

50+ classic MG's, loaded with dog food, kitty litter, and other essential supplies, will be touring the Spokane area Saturday morning before arriving at the Kootenai Humane Society (11650 N. Ramsey Rd in Hayden, ID) between 11:30am and noon.

The MG owners will hang around the Humane Society in the afternoon, and the public is invited to come check out these classic roadsters, ask questions, and maybe pick up a new furry friend!

Toyota dealers help local charities through Facebook

Toyota dealers help local charities through Facebook

Two local Toyota dealers are helping the community through separate charity drives that will give out a total of $25,500 to local charities. Larry H. Miller Downtown Toyota and Parker Toyota are both asking the community to decide where the money should go with click of the mouse on Facebook.

 

The fact that both companies are Toyota dealers is coincidence as the Facebook campaigns are completely separate and unrelated. Larry H. Miller is hosting theirs as part Toyota Drive For Good program. Toyota will match whatever the local dealer puts up. Drive for Good selects gives a different charity $5,000 each quarter with half coming from Larry H. Miller and other half from Toyota.

 

World's largest grill returns to Spokane Valley

World's largest grill returns to Spokane Valley

This weekend, crowds at Valleyfest can check out The Big Taste Grill - an enormous touring grill that cooks 750 brats in an hour.

On Saturday, September 21, the grill will be in action from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The following day, Sunday, September 22, you can check out The Big Taste grill from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Valleyfest is held at Mirabeau Parkway in the Spokane Valley