Category: Featured

Six-word story: October 2020

Each month’s prompt will be in the newspaper and on Facebook. Our favorite stories will be published the following month. Responses will be judged on creativity and the ability to communicate a story. Submit your six-word story by the 25th of each month.

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Christmas Coloring Contest 2020

Time to bring out your favorite art supplies and add some color to the picture on the page. Send it back to us with an entry form and you could win one of three awesome prize packages. All ages are invited to submit their artwork.

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Winterfest 2021 Cancelled

The first town event of the new year has been canceled. The Deer Park Kiwanis Club’s WinterFest 2021 will not be happening due to pandemic related hurdles.

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Libraries Open For Public Soon

Spokane County Libraries which is currently in Phase 2 is opening all eleven of its facilities in a limited capacity on Thursday, November 12th. Hoping to open in November as well, Stevens County libraries have decided to wait even though they are in Phase 3.

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Plant your Evergreens Now!

This is a great time to plant evergreen trees. Here are some quick tips to make sure you find the right trees for your property.
Size Matters
This is by far the number one mistake I see: trees planted literally 1 foot from the foundation and directly under the eaves of the house. Think looooong term! Give that tree the best life it could possibly have and plant it with its full size in mind.

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Regarding Sunflowers

I believe that it is time to have a meeting with the two Sheriff departments. Steven’s and Spokane. Someone could get hurt.

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Featured Adoptable Pet: Knox

Knox is the longest term resident of Murci’s Mission and would love to finally find his perfect forever home. He has never had a family of his own from kittenhood onward and has spent over three years in rescue.

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Washington: A State of Crisis

Washington State lawmakers announced in early May the possibility of a budget crisis over the next few years. The cause of this fiscal emergency stems from the COVID-19 pandemic; with the shutdown of Washington and closure of many businesses, this is something they saw coming.

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