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Briefs November 6, 2010

| November 6, 2010 9:00 PM

Veterans parade is on; Ceremony isn't

Hayden's fourth annual Veterans Day parade is today.

The parade, which starts at 10 a.m., runs south on Government Way from Hayden Avenue to Honeysuckle. Government Way will be closed to traffic from 9:45 to 11 a.m.

Dorothy Tarleton was selected the parade's grand marshal. After the parade she'll be honored at Hayden City Hall as the 2010 Distinguished Veteran of the Year.

Contrary to a report in Friday's Press, the Marine Corps League Pappy Boyington Detachment 966 will not conduct its annual Veterans Day ceremony at Coeur d'Alene Memorial Gardens Ceremony.

PF baby sitter

hearing set

COEUR d'ALENE - A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for a Post Falls baby sitter accused of murdering a 3-year-old boy.

The hearing for Amanda L. Skogen, 26, of Post Falls, is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in front of Judge Clark A. Peterson. Skogen is charged with first-degree murder in Kootenai County.

She is accused of killing Cohen Johnson in early October while she was baby sitting him. She allegedly shoved the boy down and he received head injuries, which reportedly caused his death.

Skogen was a family friend of the Johnsons.

The boy was hurt at a Post Falls home in the 500 block of North Elm Road. Johnson died days later at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

Cancer fundraiser for woman today

COEUR d'ALENE - Come help a young mother's fight against cancer.

A fundraiser is planned for 5-8 p.m. today to raise money for Rathdrum resident Teea Anderson, 26, who was diagnosed with cancer in September.

Teea, wife of Dylan Anderson with three young children, is undergoing medical treatment for her illness. Proceeds raised from the spaghetti dinner and silent auction will go to the family.

Teea, whose maiden name is Stutheit, graduated from Lakeland High School.

A bank account has been set up at Wells Fargo and donations may be made at any branch under: Teea Anderson Benefit Account, Attn: Tracy Hatfield.

The dinner will be at the Rathdrum Lions Club, on Highway 53 and Meyer Road.

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