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Community and Education Briefs
8/29/2013 11:05:27 AM

Career clothing drive this month
"Best Foot Forward," a career clothing drive to provide men and women with professional clothing for job interviews and white-collar jobs, will be held Sept. 6-15 at a pair of local Safeway stores. 

Drop of professional clothing, including shoes and accessories like ties and belts, at either Safeway's Sprague and Evergreen or Liberty Lake locations. To receive a tax donation form, take the items directly to the clothing bank at Spokane Valley Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave. between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Spokane Valley Partners houses many social service providers, including the Valley food and clothing banks. Volunteers are always needed; for additional information, call Cora at 927-1153. With questions about the drive, contact Sharon Jayne at 255-6758. 

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

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

The Directory purchases listings from local phone providers, but residents have the option of requesting their information not be included by emailing by Sept 13.  

Photo contest deadline nears
The Liberty Lake Community Directory is looking for photos that convey what makes Liberty Lake a unique place to live for its fourth annual photography contest. Entries must be received by the Sept. 13 deadline. 

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

Amateur or professional photographers age 16 or older are eligible to enter. Prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. For rules and more information, go to and click on the camera graphic at the top of the page. 

Calling all kid artists
Elementary-age students are encouraged to color, draw or paint a picture that represents the spirit of Liberty Lake for the "That's My Community" art contest. Prizes will be awarded, and many of the children's artwork will be featured in the 2014 Liberty Lake Community Directory.

Entries should be delivered to The Splash office, 2310 N.Molter Road, suite 305, by Sept. 27. Each entry must have the artist's name, age, school, grade and contact information attached.

For more information, call 242-7752 or email

WWU honors graduates
Western Washington University recently recognized Liberty Lake residents Julie Flerchinger and Drew Miller for graduating from the Bellingham school earlier this year. 

Flerchinger received a bachelor's degree in business administration with a management concentration. Miller received bachelor's degrees in art and art history. 

Whitworth students qualify for Laureate Society
Whitworth University announced recently that four Liberty Lake students were among those who qualified for its Laureate Society for spring semester 2013.

Dakota Kliamovich, Karly Rasmussen, Christina Kirkpatrick and Krista Ranno all qualified for the academic honors society by maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.75 during the semester.

Baynes siblings mark educational milestones
Brittany and Samuel Baynes, children of Jeanne Baynes of Liberty Lake and Sam Baynes of Lake Charles, La., both marked educational milestones earlier this year. 

Brittany Baynes, a 2003 Central Valley High School and 2008 Washington State University graduate, received her master of public administration, healthcare administration degree from Keller Graduate School of Management of DeVry University on June 30. 

Samuel W. Baynes, a 2008 CV alum, graduated from the University of Louisiana with a degree in biology in May. He is now enrolled in Washington State University's pharmacy school.