8 Lakes Leg Aches: It Takes a Village to Put on a Bike Ride

The 2016 8 Lakes Leg Aches Bike Ride was cooler than normal this year but still plenty warm. This Eastern Washington event—a fundraiser for LCS Northwest’s programs in Spokane—has become a tradition and drew approximately 600 riders from around the Pacific Northwest. “This is my second year riding 8 Lakes,” commented a rider on the…

A Family Place Volunteers

Making McMinnville a Better Place for Children and Families

They work as a team without pay. Satisfaction comes from knowing they’re helping some of McMinnville’s youngest and their parents. L.V. VanBlaricom and Vicki McConnachie are friends. When VanBlaricom retired three years ago, she decided to volunteer at A Family Place, a relief nursery run by LCS Northwest in McMinnville, OR. A Family Place is…