AROUND THE EDGES - YouTube video dances way to over 400,000 hits

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A video of the 2010 Dayton High School cheerleaders' dance routine has gotten almost 405,000 hits since it was posted two years ago on YouTube.

The 13-member team was coached by Kassandra Dedloff.

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Coppei Coffee, next door to The Times in Waitsburg, is expanding its hours and services, according to an article by Imbert Mathee, who owns both the newspaper and the coffee shop-soon-to-be caf.

In the March 1 issue of The Times, Mathee notes the coffee venture marked its sixth month in business in early February.

What Mathee dubbed "Waitsburg's Living Room," is morphing into more than a coffee shop, starting with a new name: The Coppei Caf.

By expanding hours into the evening, Mathee plans to offer regular music events, such as open mic, ladies night and karaoke.

The Caf offers baked goods, wraps and sandwiches and has received a license to serve beer and wine.

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The Athena Library Friends Association is preparing for a Fabric Faire. Fabric and craft items can be donated for the sale by calling 541-566-2470 or taking them to the library.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase items for the library. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 7.

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Yearning for a blast from the past? The Athena Public Library has a number of extra copies of Athena and Athena-Weston High School yearbooks for sale for $10 each.

Bagpipe Yearbooks for 1948/49, 1951, 1954 through 1973, and Paws Claws Yearbooks for 1974, 1975 and 1995 are available.

Those interested in purchasing a yearbook can call the library at 541-566-2470.

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Area schools will be well represented in upcoming state Knowledge Bowl competitions at Spokane Falls Community College on Saturday.

Pomeroy High School placed first in 1B competition Feb. 28 at Waitsburg High School. The Pirate team garnered 85 points, to Prescott's 42 points and Touchet's 34 points.

Dayton High School topped the 2B competition with 85 points, followed by Waitsburg with 79, and DeSales, 63.

Pomeroy, Dayton and Waitsburg will compete Saturday at Spokane Falls Community College.

Members of the Pomeroy team are Micheal Wade, Joel Meyers, Mitch McGreevy, Tyler King, David Kittrell, Bryan McGreevy, Clayton King and Cole Mayfield. Their coach is Toddette McGreevy.

Waitsburg High School's team members are Fletcher Baker, Ema Philbrook, EJ Meserve, Meara Baker, Emily Wilson and Alex Leathers. They are coached by Brad Green.

Dayton High School Knowledge Bowl members are Clint Rickords, Carter Currin, Grant Heinrich, and Kale Sunderland. Doug Yenney is the team's coach.

Carrie Chicken can be reached a carriechicken@wwub.com or 522-5289.

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