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It's that time of year again when companies beef up their staff to get ready for the busy holiday shopping season. Many companies in Spokane already have their advertisements up, looking for their holiday helpers.

Free health services from EWU at Senior Smile day

Students and staff from Eastern Washington University's health sciences program are donating their time and talents next weekend for the annual Senior Smiles Day.From 9 am – 3 pm on Friday, October 24 anyone 55 and over and on a fixed income is welcome to come to the EWU Dental Hygiene Clinic on the University District Campus for the following services:Participants are asked to reserve an appointment by calling (509) 919-3045 or visiting the .

Homes for Heroes moves into Spokane

Homes for Heroes kicked off in Spokane Thursday, giving local heroes – military personnel, firefighters, law enforcement, teacher and health workers – the opportunity to get discounts when buying and selling homes.

Ice Palace opening delayed for warm temperatures

Mother Nature is forcing the Ice Palace in Riverfront Park to delay it's opening a week to October 29, and possibly even later."We are eager to have the Ice Palace open for everyone to enjoy and know we'll have some people disappointed the weather hasn't allowed us to open as originally scheduled," said Riverfront Park Assistant Manager Debby Dodson.This great warm weather isn't something that could have predicted four months ago when the planning process took place.

Spokane County ballots mailed today and tomorrow

Heads up voters, the Spokane County Elections Office is mailing more than 275,000 ballots this week.If you are a registered voter and do not receive a ballot by Friday, October 24, please contact the Spokane County Elections Office at (509) 477-2320 for a replacement ballot. If you are not a registered voter in the State of Washington, you have until Monday, October 27 to register in person at the Elections Office at 1033 W. Gardner.If you are returning your ballot by mail, it must be postmarked no later than Election Day – Tuesday, November 4. It is important that you check the pickup time on the mail box to ensure you are not too late. If the last pickup of the day has already been made, please take your ballot to the county's ballot drop boxes located at all city and county libraries, the STA Plaza and the Elections Office. Drop boxes are opened on October 16 and closed promptly at 8 pm on Election Day.

Free IHOP Scary Face pancake on Halloween

Looking for a special way to celebrate Halloween with your Ghosts and Ghouls? IHOP wants to help kick off the festivities with a free Scary Face pancake for all kids 12 and under on October 31.From 7 am to 10 pm, each child can receive one of IHOP's buttermilk pancakes decorated with a whipped topping smiles and eyes and a strawberry nose. Then kids can use a kit of delicious toppings – eight pieces of candy corn and two mini Oreos – to finish decorating the face however they choose.If you can't make it on Halloween, don't worry too much – the Scary Face pancake is available as a regular menu item all month long.

Spokane Humane Society under voluntary quarantine

The Spokane Human Society is placing itself under a voluntary, 14-day quarantine after receiving two animals infected with deadly and highly contagious diseases at the shelter.The quarantine began immediately after a 1-year-old dog tested positive for Parvovirus and a 5-month-old kitten tested positive for Feline Distemper. Both are highly contagious viral diseases and are potentially life-threatening to their hosts."The closure will allow our cats and dogs to be properly observed," said Executive Director Dave Richardson. "Our first priority is the health and well-being of the animals in our care at the shelter. Taking this measure will help reduce the chance of spreading the disease. We ask for the public's patience and understanding."

Do class sizes matter?

Growing up we all had our favorite teachers, but did our relationship with our teachers have anything to do with how many students were in our class?

Spokane beauty queen with a heart of gold

A Spokane beauty queen hopeful wants to use her platform as Miss Nine Mile Falls to spread an important message about inner beauty and self respect to youth across the state.Rebecca DeLong says it was her rough high school experience that makes this message so dear to her heart."I was really badly bullied growing up," DeLong said. "I was told that I wasn't worth it, that I was fat and that I didn't have the look to be on the cheer squad. It really got to my heart."

Zombie Run fundraiser at Comstock Park Saturday

Dozens of local theater students are donating their time and resources to help pull off the second Apocalypse Corps event of 2014.After the success of this summer's Zombie Run in August, the volunteers are back for another one, this time in Comstock Park.As actors, writers and makeup artists, the volunteers have have a wide set of skills to help this be a successful fundraising event.

Watch for endangered runaway from Coeur d'Alene

Coeur d'Alene Police detectives are searching for endangered runaway 17-year-old Nicole Rene Agnew. She was reported missing by her mother on October 6th. She stated her daughter had run away from home on October 1, but been spotted as recently as October 7 in the Coeur d'alene City Park with a 22-year-old man named Derek Harrington.Nicole's mother believes Nicole may have left the area for Spokane, but could return and is using the City Link bus for transportation.Nicole is 5'8", 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

FEMA wants you to participate in earthquake drill Thursday

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is encouraging participation in a national earthquake drill this Thursday, October 16.FEMA says over 40 states are at risk of earthquakes, but surveys report fewer than one-third of adults have participated in a drill in the last year. That's why they're spreading the word about this year's Great ShakeOut."Past practice and previous participation in a drill can make all the difference in an emergency," FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said. "Everyone should know how to drop to the ground, cover themselves under a sturdy table or desk, and hold on to it until the shaking stops. It needs to happen with enough regularity that it becomes second nature during an actual earthquake.

Local high schools collecting safe driving pledges

Two local high schools are competing in a nation-wide campaign for the chance to win $100,000 grant and a private concert by Grammy nominated The Band Perry.This is the third year "Celebrate My Drive" has been hosted by State Farm Insurance, designed to lower the rate of fatal car crashes for teens 14-18 and unite teens, parents, school officials and community members around teen driver safety in a positive and celebratory way.Celebrate My Drive asks everyone 14 and older to make a safe driving commitment in support of their favorite school by visiting from October 15-24. The 100 schools to generate the most commitments will win a prize.