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Pateros Elementary School Students of the Month for September Good Citizens include, back row, from left, Angelly Cazares (3rd), Karter Erlandsen (4th), Ricardo Fonseca (6th), Dulce Vicente (6th), Harmon Gill (6th), Martin Hernandez (6th), and Yahir Farias (5th). Front row, from left, L Reese Stennes (K), Flavio Marquez (1st), and Yareli Ruiz-Ramirez (2nd).
  PATEROS – Mayor Carlene Anders presented a slide show and report to the regular monthly meeting of the Pateros School Board concerning last spring’s sixth grade outdoor education campout at Alta Lake State Park. The students spent five days camping at the park where they learned about wildlife,...
  BREWSTER – Improvements to Old Highway 97/Hospital Way emerged as one of eight projects on the list of year 2020 priorities selected by the Economic Alliance to present to the Okanogan County Commissioners as one of the most important to address in the county next year. City clerk/treasurer Misty...
  BREWSTER - American Legion Auxiliary Unit 97 will hold a workshop, membership drive on Sunday, Oct. 13, starting at 12 p.m., at 102 3rd Street (American Legion Hall) in Brewster. Lunch will be provided at noon, with a Power Point presentation and workshop following. All are welcome to attend...

Members of the Columbia Post 97 Honor Guard firing detail perform services at a local cemetery during Memorial Day.
BREWSTER – A new federal bill signed into law last July 30 expanded eligibility for millions of U.S. military veterans to join the American Legion at a time when many Legion posts are struggling to recruit new members. The measure, Senate bill 504, The LEGION Act (Let Everyone Get Involved in...
  BREWSTER - The American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive in Brewster on October 24 between 12 and 5 p.m. It will be held at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club, 601 W Avenue in Brewster. Please call 800-733-2767 or go to redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.
  OLYMPIA – Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz this morning (Thurs., Oct. 3) issued the following statement regarding the death of Assistant Chief Christian Johnson, an Okanogan Fire District 3 firefighter injured in the line of duty last month:   "Everyone at DNR is holding the...

Christian Dean Johnson A celebration of Johnson’s life is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 24, at a time to be determined, in the Agriplex at the Okanogan County fairgrounds.
UPDATED WITH SERVICE INFORMATION SEATTLE – Christian Johnson, 55, of Okanogan, Assistant Chief with Okanogan County Fire District #3, who was severely injured while fighting a wildfire last month, succumbed to his injuries at Harborview Medical Center on Wednesday, Oct. 2, surrounded by his wife,...
BREWSTER - The Friends of the Brewster Library will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m. at the Brewster Library. Join them as they rebuild their volunteer group. Meet with fellow library  enthusiasts and work alongside library staff to support library improvements, programs,  and events. Are you...
OMAK - During the last school year, Okanogan County School Retirees’ Association awarded $2700 in mini-grants to fund projects or materials in area schools. Winners and their projects include:    Tonasket Schools: Michele Fancher, string art projects; Scott Olson, 4th grade chess club   Omak...

The folks living on the Waterville Plateau like their privacy, so to discourage the casual out-of-town curiosity seeker the local highway crews install various tourist traps here and there on their thoroughfares. Obstacles like detours that dead-end in the middle of million-acre wheatfields, the end-of-the-world plunge into a bottomless abyss, and this – The Minimizer- that compresses a regular sized automobile into a very narrow single-seater as it passes through the portal. As the road sign indicates, the less adventurous are encouraged to head for either Spokane or Wenatchee.
 

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