Community Bulletin Board


St. Andrews Grange meeting Oct. 2

Members of the St. Andrews Grange, Coulee City/Mansfield, will hold their regular monthly meeting Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. at the St. Andrews Grange Hall, south of Mansfield.

All interested Grange members are invited.

Donations, consignment solicited for annual Lions Club auction

Organizers of the annual Lions Club auction are looking for items to sell, both donations and consignment. The auction will be Saturday, Oct. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. The Lions Club will accept and sell pretty much anything, from cars to barbed wire, appliances to sofas, tools to books-well, pretty much anything except refrigerators or freezers. However, Lions Club members retain the right to determine what will and won't be sold. People who have items to sell can contact Ed Maw, 683-1044; Larry Keller, 683-1087; Ed Preston, 683-1081 or Harry Beard, 683-1171.


Golfing goblins and ghouls invited to Lake Woods tourney Sept. 30

Lake Woods Golf Club operators are sponsoring the fifth annual "Ghosts, Goblins and Ghouls" tournament this Sunday, Sept. 30, beginning at 11 a.m.

This is the club's season ending tournament; cost is $35, and dinner after the tournament is included. Golfers can come in costume if they like, but it's not required. People who want more information can contact the golf club, 686-5721.

Chief Joseph Dam walk Oct. 6

Quad City-area residents are invited to "Walk for Your Life" Saturday, Oct. 6 at Chief Joseph Dam. Walkers will have their choice of a one mile, two mile or up to a six mile hike. The route is along the paved North Shore Trail upstream from the dam. Registration is free; large groups are asked to register in advance. Snacks and bottled water will be provided. Area health care providers will have information booths at the starting line. Participants can register from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday morning at the orientation area on Half-Sun Way, on the Okanogan County side of the bridge. People who want more information can contact Mark Harris at Chief Joseph Dam, 686-3541.

Class for small business owners Sept. 27

Jenaro Casteneda, a management analyst for a Washington state business development agency, will conduct a class for people who own small businesses or who want to start a business Thursday, Sept. 27, beginning at 9 a.m. at Bridgeport City Hall. Casteneda will speak to the Bridgeport School District's Parent Advisory Council at that evening's meeting, which is at the school and begins at 6 p.m. All interested persons are invited.


Open house and barbecue dinner at Pateros School

Parents, students and all Pateros School District patrons are being invited to look around school and partake of hot dogs and hamburgers at an open house/barbecue at school Tuesday, Oct. 2. Dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m.; administrators and teachers will talk about the coming school year from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Classes will be open for visits from parents and other district patrons from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Bus ridership count period extended

The annual school bus ridership week in Pateros has been extended into the bus ridership fortnight; district officials will be counting kids on the bus through Friday, Oct. 5. State education officials determine transportation funding for districts based on the number of students riding the bus during those two weeks. District officials are asking students who will ride the bus at any time this year, whether or not they're using it now, to ride as often as possible through Oct. 5.


Weekly rummage sale starts at Senior Center

Members of the Brewster Senior Center will hold the first weekly rummage sale this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the senior center on Bridge Street. Charge is $1 per bag. The senior center will have a rummage sale every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until they run out of rummage, senior center operators said.

Bear Backers sponsor potato feed Sept. 29

The Bear Backers, the booster club for the Brewster School District, will sponsor a baked potato feed this Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to noon during the Brewster High School girls soccer game. A baked potato, all the fixings and a beverage will be $5. All proceeds will go to the Bear Backers, which supports extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, field trips and other activities) at the grade school, junior high and high school.

Tae Kwon Do classes for children scheduled

Tae Kwon Do classes for children four years of age and up will be offered at the Columbia Cove Community Center, beginning Oct. 8. Eddie Allen, Omak, is the instructor. The classes will be Monday and Wednesday afternoons; children four to seven years of age will practice from 4 to 4:30 p.m., and kids eight years of age and up will practice from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Participants will be required to purchase a community center membership along with the class fee. That's $30 per month per child. People who want more information or who want to register for the class can contact community center director Gary Reese at the center.

Fifth Sunday Sing Sept. 30

The congregation at the Brewster Assembly of God will host a Fifth Sunday Sing service next Sunday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. at the church, located at 600 West Indian. All interested persons are invited; participants are asked to bring snacks for the social time following the service.

HOSTS volunteers sought

The Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) program at Brewster Elementary School will begin Tuesday, Oct. 2, and organizers are looking for volunteer reading mentors. The mentors come to school for at least one half-hour per week-although volunteers can spend as much time as they want-and work with a child who is learning to read. Most HOSTS students are in the third and fourth grade. People who want to volunteer for HOSTS can contact Liz Driessen or Tracy Looper at the elementary school, extension 631.

Senior Center temporarily suspends pancake suppers

A lack of volunteers and prior commitments of other volunteers has forced the Brewster Senior Center to suspend its monthly pancake suppers through the end of the year. The pancake dinner usually is held on the last Friday of the month, but it's been canceled through December. Senior center operators plan to revive the pancake nights in 2008, with a date to be announced.


College, Career Fair at Okanogan County Fairgrounds Oct. 3

Junior high and high school students, parents and anybody interested in going to college are invited to a College and Career Fair Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the Agriplex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds. Students from school districts throughout the Okanogan Valley will attend workshops and information sessions during the day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; it's open to the public from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Representatives from colleges and technical schools, as well as people with information on other post-secondary education options, will talk about continuing education and how to prepare for it. There will be workshops about the application process, financial aid, preparing for college, how to access GED and English as a Second Language classes and other topics. In addition, business owners and professional people will talk about their careers, how they got interested and how they got started. All interested Okanogan Valley residents are invited.

Chelan Valley Players seek director for spring production

Board members for the Chelan Valley Players theater company are looking for a director to helm the company's production of Crimes of the Heart, scheduled for winter or spring 2008. The play, by Beth Henley, is the story of three sisters in a Mississippi town and what happens when one is accused of shooting and wounding her husband. It was the 1981 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama. People who want to submit an application for the volunteer position can contact Judy Johnston in Brewster, 698-2348, or CVP president Mark Tesch in Chelan, 670-6074.

Shriners to offer screening clinic Oct. 6 in Omak

Parents who think their children could benefit from treatment at the Shriners Hospitals for Children are being invited to a screening clinic Saturday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Omak Medical Center, 916 Koala Drive, Omak. The Shriners hospitals treat children 18 years of age and under with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate conditions. The clinics, like the care at the hospital, are provided at no charge to the family. People who want more information can contact the regional Shrine office at 509-624-2762 or 800-369-2762.

Solid waste committee to meet Oct. 1

The Okanogan County Solid Waste Advisory Committee will hold its monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the health department conference room at the county Public Services Building, 1234 2nd Avenue South in Okanogan.

EMT class

Lake Chelan Valley EMS is offering an Emergency Medical Technician class this winter. This class is open to anyone interested in learning these emergency life saving skills or individuals who may need this certification as part of their employment. Some fields such as law enforcement, certified nursing assistants, fire departments, forest service, RN or LPN nursing, national parks service, nursing home employees, day cares, school districts, and coaches may be among these. The course will run from Jan. 8, 2008 through April 19, 2008, approximately 160 hours, and will be held at the Chelan County Fire District #7 building located at 232 E. Wapato Ave., Class times and days will be: Tuesday evenings from: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Requirements for this class are as follows: 18 years of age, high school diploma or equivalent, valid WA State driver's license and no prior felony conviction. Course instructors will be Christina Eickmeyer and Bob Johansen. You will need to apply at the Lake Chelan Community Hospital EMS Department. Class space is limited. Applications will be accepted until Dec. 15. For more information and class fees call Rinita Cook at 682-6120.

Annual Harvest Dinner in Winthrop

We want to let you know about the 2007 Community Harvest Dinner on Sunday, September 30, at 5:30 P.M., at the Winthrop Barn in Winthrop Washington. Once again chef extraordinaire, Claudia Napp will create a multi-course feast with the help of many volunteers and donated meat, grain, milk and produce from community minded local food producers. Tickets are free when picked up from local business. Those who haven't gotten a free ticket to the Harvest Dinner can still enjoy the Methow Valley's bounty by purchasing a $10 ticket for "The Incredible Drawing" at the Farmer's Market, and many local merchants. The dinner and drawing support local area food producers through the work of the Partnership for a Sustainable Methow. For more information, call 997-1050 or see

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