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Legislators to hold “town hall” on phone

State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette and Reps. Cary Condotta and Mike Armstrong are inviting residents of the 12th Legislative District to participate in a telephone town hall meeting to hear from their legislators and ask questions about the 2012 legislative session.

The event will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16.

Residents can call in and participate in the community dialogue from the comfort of their own homes by dialing 1-877-229-8493 and entering the numbers 15405, followed by the “pound” key. The call will begin at approximately 7 p.m. and last for one hour.

New board

coming aboard

The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual meeting Thursday at noon at Pepper Jack’s in Grand Coulee, installing new officers and board members and announcing its Business of the Year and Chamber Achiever awards.

Red Cross

seeks

volunteers in Grand

Coulee Area

The American Red Cross is seeking volunteers in the Grand Coulee area who are interested in responding to local disasters and providing emergency help.

Red Cross volunteers respond to local house fires and large-scale wildfires and provide disaster assistance to people affected by disasters, as well as Emergency Response workers.

The Red Cross will provide free training to interested volunteers. The Red Cross is also interested in identifying and working with local organizations, as well as vendors, to provide relief for those affected by disaster.

If you or your organization is interested in working with the Red Cross to provide disaster relief services, please call Sandy Cain, Emergency Services Director, at 509.663.3907

Man takes

own life

A Coulee City man apparently took his own life Tuesday after allegedly assaulting his wife, Grant County authorities reported late Tuesday.

Around 2 p.m ., emergency responders were called to a Coulee City business for a woman who was injured, according to a press release. That woman alleges she was assaulted by her husband at their home, 35374 Pinto Ridge Road Northeast, just outside of the city limits of Coulee City.

She escaped the home and drove to the nearby business to seek help. The woman was taken by ambulance to a local hospital and is being treated for her injuries. Her identity will not be released while the investigation is underway.

Grant County Sheriff Deputies found a dead man in his 50s, who apparently hanged himself outside the home. That man is believed to be the husband of the assault victim. His name will be released once the county coroner has confirmed his identity and next of kin have been notified.

 

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