February 2018

Sprague City News: Council meetings are now scheduled for once a month on the 3rd Wednesday. This month it will be on Wednesday, February 21st at 7:00 pm in the Sprague Public Library, 119 W 2nd Street. 

City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19th for Presidents’ Day!

Congratulations to the City’s very own Chris Canaday for receiving the Sprague Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award! 

It is time to buy dog licenses again. City Hall needs proof of rabies before dogs can be licensed. Dogs that are spayed or neutered are $15, if not, then $20. If dogs are not licensed by March 1st, dog owners will be subject to a $150 fine. City Hall will be open until 6:30 pm on Wednesday February 21st to accommodate those who can’t get in during normal business hours. 

Time to renew business licenses. The cost is $30. 

Remember water bills need to be paid monthly. If you are having a problem paying your water bill, please contact city hall and we can possibly work out a payment plan.

Sprague Food Bank: Food bank is on Saturday, February 17th from 10 am – 12 pm.

Feed Sprague: Food distribution provided by 2nd Harvest is only once a month, usually on the last Sunday, and will occasionally provide a free meal at the community center as well. Watch for flyers around town for the next one! Everyone in the community is welcome!

Sprague-Lamont School News: 

· February 14th Sprague/Lamont School Board Meeting @ Lamont 7 PM

· February 19th No School Presidents' Day

· February 26th First day of Spring Sport Practice for High School

Sprague Chamber News: 2017 Sprague Citizen of the Year was announced…Chris Canaday! Chris has lived in Sprague since he was a teenager and married his high school sweetheart Melinda.  He works for the City of Sprague Public Works but as his nomination said, goes above and beyond his 8-5 job.  During the flooding in 2017 Chris worked around the clock many days.  He also steps up to help with Sprague Days, works extra hard to help our teens and the FFA program and is an active volunteer in his church.  Congratulations Chris! The Chamber would like to thank everyone for their participation in the Banquet & Auction.

Sprague Chamber is in jeopardy of having to close the Community Hall due to finances.  Over the next few months decisions will need to be made regarding this.  If you would like to have a say in what happens please attend Chamber meetings the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Community Hall, 3rd & C Streets.  Other upcoming events we will be working on is Sprague Days, STCU will be coming to teach a financial class and AT&T has offered to come to Sprague to teach a class on how to use your smartphone.  All ideas and volunteers are welcome.  If you have questions, contact President Jill Sheffels at 509-979-2168

What is the chamber doing for the community? We have been networking, educating, resourcing and connecting with surrounding communities. Please come to the meetings and bring suggestions & criticisms-all are welcome. 

St. John’s Lutheran Church: "It is okay to enjoy temporal things, as long as your main focus in on eternal things.”  Paul said:  "My life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus-the work is telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God." (Acts 20:24)

Everyone is invited to Worship @ 9:00 on Sunday mornings.

The Afterschool Program continues each Tuesday @ 3:15. We will be studying the last week of Jesus' life, leading up to Easter.  Some weeks will be associated crafts.

Come join us at Breakfast @ the Viking on Thursday, February 1 @ 8:30 a.m.

Sprague Community Church: Join us for services Sundays at 9:30 A.M., and Sunday school at 11:15 A.M. Awana is on Wednesdays from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm for 3-year old’s up to 8th grade.

Mary Queen of Heaven: Please join us for Mass on Sundays at 12:30 P.M., at our beautiful historic church.

If you have something you would like in the newsletter,

Please call 509-257-2662 or email deputyclerk@sprague-wa.us

by the 25th of every month.