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Rural Development Initiatives leads to flags, Tekoa idea, Thursday meet


January 23, 2020

Flags posted around parts of northern Whitman County since last fall are a project of a Rural Development Initiatives leadership class given last year in Fairfield.

The flags read, “The Palouse: Small Towns, Big Hearts.”

The organization put on the classes over three weekends, with Friday and Saturday sessions, part of which was to nominate and vote on a project.

The flags were chosen, and participants put together a marketing team, design team and implementation team, which used $5,000 provided by Avista, Empire Health and Innovia -- which also funded the full class series, including m...

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