Things heating up at Prescott Library

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This from the Prescott Community Library's Facebook page, posted July 15:

"So, the planter in front of the library caught on fire today - see all of the excitement you miss by not visiting your local library??? And just a reminder - wood planters aren't a good place for cigarettes. The library DOES contain many sizzling good reads though ..."

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A reader of the East Washingtonian, Pomeroy's weekly newspaper, observed that Sen. Maria Cantwell was "raised right." In several photos of the senator touring the Eastern Washington Historical Agriculture Museum, she is shown with her hands behind her back or one holding the other in front of her. Parents sometimes require this behavior of young children in "don't touch" places such as museums and china shops.

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For lack of jurors, a trial was postponed in Columbia County recently. Superior Court Judge William D. Acey is quoted in The Times of Waitsburg as saying it is the first time it has happened during his 23 years on the bench.

Of the 34 jurors called, two were excused for illness, and another was a no-show. After the judge excused some for work or emergencies, others in the jury pool cited similar reasons to be excused.

The trial of Dustin K. Rand was rescheduled for Aug. 18.

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National Night Out, a crime prevention program, will be observed Aug. 3 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Dayton city park. Freebies abound. There will be free hot dogs, soft drinks, swimming in the city pool, park and ride shuttle service, and prize drawings. Plus many of the 35 exhibitors on the park lawn will have free stuff.

There will be medical helicopters on display, child safety seat inspections, a bomb robot demonstration, and the popular "dunk a cop" in the Sheriff's Office dunk tank.

Carrie Chicken can be reached at cec@innw.net or 522-5289.

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