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Briefs April 30, 2010

| April 30, 2010 9:00 PM

Missions rummage sale starts today

Community United Methodist Church is holding its annual, giant rummage sale today and Saturday, May 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The "Buy by the Bag Sale" begins at noon. The United Methodist Women's group at the church have held this annual event for over 40 years and it offers clothing, small appliances, tools, outdoor items, furniture, recreational equipment and books.

Proceeds go charities, missions and scholarships.

The church is at the corner of Ramsey Road and Hanley Avenue.

Information: 765-8800

Tree saplings available today

The Idaho Department of Lands will celebrate Arbor Day by handing out free saplings today in Coeur d'Alene.

The agency will give 1,500 trees away from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. behind the Coeur d'Alene Fire Department station on 15th Street.

Varieties available include western larch, white pine and Douglas fir.

Information about forestry and managing family forests will be available as well.

Information: 769-1577

Mehlenbacher to speak on May 4

Evan Mehlenbacher will speak on "living a happier, healthier life," from 7-8 p.m. May 4 at the Spokesman-Review Building at 608 Northwest Blvd.

"People everywhere are looking for ways to break free of limits, fears, and illnesses that hold them back," said Mehlenbacher, a teacher and practitioner of Christian Science healing. "In my life, prayer has led me to a career I love, a family I cherish, and a peace of mind that stays with me. I want to help others find the same joy I feel."

Mehlenbacher's talk is titled, "Realize your potential."

He said his experience in the family farming business after graduating from Stanford helped him see potential in a new way.

He decided that the ultimate reward life had to offer was more than money in the bank.

"Living for a spiritual purpose brings the greatest joy," he said.

Mehlenbacher's ideas are based on the teachings of Jesus as recorded in the Bible, and as discussed in "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

Mehlenbacher is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. He travels from his home in Richland, Wash.

The talk is sponsored by Christian Science Society, Coeur d'Alene, which holds services at 2415 Government Way at 10 a.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

LDS youth plan fun family day

Youth of the Coeur d'Alene 1st Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be having a fundraiser on Saturday, May 8 from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 601 Sunrise and 516 Sunrise Drive.

The Cub Scouts, Scouts, and Young Women need to raise money in order to go to camp this summer. The Church and community have come together and donated many items for this sale.

It will be a fun day with something for the whole family to enjoy, including a bake sale, rummage sale, hot dog stand, popcorn, cotton candy, firewood, and a weaner pig will be auctioned off.

Post Falls officer Smith honored

Post Falls Police Sgt. Brenda Smith was among three Idaho law enforcement officers honored with "Beyond the Traffic Stop" awards Wednesday during the 2010 Highway Safety Summit organized by the Idaho Transportation Department in Boise.

A DUI arrest on Jan. 1, conducted by Smith, led to a sizable drug seizure that included 27.8 grams of heroin.

Lewiston Officer Jeremy Barnes and Montpelier Officer Ryan Hayes also received awards.

In January, Barnes recovered $12,000 worth of marijuana and three illegal firearms as a result of a traffic stop for a taillight out. Hayes arrested a wanted fugitive responsible for the lockdown of two Pocatello schools as he was working a DUI mobilization last November.

The three law enforcement officers were working high-visibility enforcement mobilizations sponsored by ITD's Office of Highway Operations and Safety, and routine traffic enforcement.

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