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Rogers High basketball team inspires school, community

Despite their loss against Lakeside High School Saturday, the Rogers High School basketball team had an incredible season. Not only inspiring their school, but an entire community.

Their success this season is no thanks to luck! It's their heart, drive, and teamwork that makes them winners.

Off the court, the Rogers boys basketball team has shown the community they are done playing defense. Defense against those who question what their capable of, because on the court they have shown it.

"We're no different than any other school," said Rogers Head Coach, Joel Soter. "Our players are no different than any other player in any other school."

It's been well over a decade since their last successful season. Now, regional champs, they're exceeding expectations, and silencing critics.

"These players have worked so hard for this," Soter said. "They've wanted this, they've expected this and to see it happen and to see their success and all of their hard work payoff has been great."

It's their hard work that continues to inspire the community.

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Gonzaga students participate in last "Tent City" of the season

At game time, the Kennel Club has become synonymous with Gonzaga basketball, but their dedication actually begins the day before.

"Students sleep in tents overnight to save their seats for the game that's the next day," said student Marta Tonoc.

No matter the weather, the die-hard fans band together.

"It's just a big hangout," said student Carrie Diedrich. "We just all hangout, and like, people have music, food... we share food."

Before a game in January, certain students were caught drinking in their tents.

"There were just some things that happened and I think it got a little bit rowdy," said Kennel Club President Sarah Wendland. "People got very excited for the game."

She and the Kennel Club Board began working with the university to institute some changes to "Tent City."

Gonzaga students were in danger of losing a favorite basketball tradition after the event got out of hand. Fortunately, students worked with faculty to keep "Tent City" alive.

"We just really wanted to make sure that he have a safe environment for students to be able to be a part of," said Wendland.

Warehouse to be demolished Monday to make way for teaching clinic

Warehouse to be demolished Monday to make way for teaching clinic

 

Crews will demolish a large portion of the former Peirone warehouse on the southeast edge of the Washington State University Spokane campus beginning 7:00 a.m. Monday, March 2nd. The structure will be leveled to make way for the new University district Health Clinic (UDHC), a project of the Spokane Teaching Health Consortium.

 

The location of the demolition is east of the WSU Bookie store at 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Once the Peirone building is down, crew members will cut up the metal and other portions of the structure to prepare for hauling it away.

 

The warehouse is the largest of the two buildings at the site. Together they make up 36,000 square feet. The smaller building will remain standing for now and be demolished at a later date.

 

Route takes small detour of 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14

Route takes small detour of 37th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14

 

Spokane's St. Patrick's Day Parade will take place for the 37th consecutive year on Saturday, March 14th. However, this year's parade route will take a slight detour due to construction.

 

Because of the construction on the Davenport Grand Hotel along Spokane Falls Blvd, the parade will travel directly south on Washington to Main. In year's past, the route continued along Main and would then turn north on Howard.

 

To make up for the route it will miss due to the detour, the 2015 course will wind its way back to Spokane Falls, then west to Howard, South to main to Wall, and then back to Spokane Falls and finish on Post.

 

The good new is the change will not shorten the parade route. The parade will kick off on Saturday, March 14 promptly at noon.

 

Parade organizers said the event that started with a collection of cement mixers, beer trucks, and other entries now features nearly 150 entries from across the Spokane-Coeur d'Alene area and the surrounding region.

 

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American Cancer Society offers monthly beauty workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment

American Cancer Society offers monthly beauty workshops for women undergoing cancer treatment

 

Women currently undergoing cancer treatment will have the opportunity to attend the American Cancer Society's next Look Good... Feel Better workshop at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children's Hospital on Monday, March 9th.

 

Look Good…Feel Better is a free two-hour workshop that is conducted by trained and licensed volunteer beauty professionals who offer practical tips about skin care, makeup techniques, and guidance for coping with hair loss. Participants receive a free bag of makeup matched to their skin tone from leading cosmetic companies valued at about $250. Throughout the workshop, patients are able to talk with other cancer patients going through similar experiences.


 

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

Registration now open for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign

 

Those interested in helping area Big Brothers Big Sisters program now have the opportunity raise money through the Bowl for Kids' Sake Campaign.

 

Participants of the campaign are asked to register their teams with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), and then recruit their bowling team. Every team is asked to raise or donate a minimum of $100 to the BBBS program.

 

Once that money is raised, teams are invited to a celebratory bowling party that will include free bowling, pizza, soda, and prizes. Additionally, each participant will receive a limited edition 2015 BFKS t-shirt, that was designed by a Chase Middle Schooler.

 

BBBS says 100% of the money raised from this program will stay in the team's community. That money will carry out the work of matching the 80 children BBBS has on their waiting list with adult mentors, and provide ongoing support to the child, volunteer mentor, and child's family.

 

The 2015 bowling parties will be:

Smiles Dental provides nearly $4,500 in dental care for Free Dental Day

Smiles Dental provides nearly $4,500 in dental care for Free Dental Day

 

During their Free Dental Day on February 20th, Smiles Dental provided nearly $4,500 of free dental care to Spokane area residents.

 

For the program, residents were able to schedule a one hour appointment for either a cleaning or restorative dental work. This year, Smiles reported they provided this free service to 12 people.

 

According to Smiles Dental, the company created their Gift of Smiles program for the sole purpose of improving the lives and oral health of people within the communities they serve. More information about the program can be found by clicking here.