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OMAK - Mark your calendars for the 2017 Okanogan County Historical Society annual member’s meeting. The 2017 OCHS member/trustee meeting will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 in the Hazel Burnett building on the campus of Wenatchee Valley College, Omak. Members, bring a friend with you to the meeting...
PATEROS –The City Council scheduled three public hearings during its regular meeting last Monday, Oct. 16, following which members approved resolutions for which public testimony was solicited. Council approved Subdivision Ordinance 751 amending the Pateros Municipal Code to add a qualified...
BREWSTER – The Senior Center will host another of its October Play days this Friday, Oct. 20, featuring a pot of taco soup to warm things up and prepared by Center president and spokeswoman Kathy Lowry. “I can smell it now; I have a good recipe,” said Lowry who hopes to add her food contribution...

Nearly a dozen hardy walkers braved the nippy morning temperature to meet at Fireman Park and participate in a two-mile community walk sponsored by Three Rivers Hospital in Bridgeport.
BRIDGEPORT – On a brisk, clear morning last Saturday, Oct. 14, nearly a dozen intrepid walkers gathered at Fireman Park for another of Three Rivers Hospital’s Community Walks to raise funds for a worthy local cause. Parents, with some children in tow, met at 9 a.m. on the corner of Columbia...

The Brewster City Council voted to surplus its 1974 Mobile Athey street sweeper.
BREWSTER – The city burn ban was officially lifted by the Brewster’s Assistant Fire Chief Dylan Gamble during this month’s regular city council meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 11. That means that city residents can now burn leaves and brush, provided they secure the proper burning permit from city hall....

Students whipped cream and churn butter at one of the work tables.
PATEROS – Students at Pateros school experienced – and could even taste -  a part of early western history during a day-long visit by Riverside resident Sheryl Curtis and her Old World Oxen Living History Display last Tuesday, Oct. 17. Curtis, with her two oxen, Saul and Noah, in tow brought her...

Dal Dagnon of D&D Auction Sales makes his pitch at last Saturday’s 40th annual Mansfield Lions Club Auction.
MANSFIELD – The Lions Club’s 40th annual October auction is in the Town at the End of the Rails’ record book but it took four auctioneers and a full day of barking, bidding, and buying to get it there. A larger-than-average selection of items, including farm machinery that overflowed onto...

Ground work is underway for a new water reservoir adjacent to the Pateros Cemetery. The contract to build the 550,000-plus gallon cast-in-place structure was awarded to Tapani Underground of Battle Ground, Wash. - Photo by Mike Maltais

The city’s third well site in the parking lot on the north side of West Lakeshore Drive across from the city park is also the site for a proposed Interpretive Center and pump station. The city needs three wells for peak use periods and backup.
PATEROS – Drilling for city wells by Blue Star Enterprises Northwest of Richland began last month when the commercial well driller sunk the first casing at a site on the south side of East Industrial Way north of South Dawson Street. When the strong presence of creosote was found between five and...
  BREWSTER - On Oct. 27 beginning at 8 p.m., the Legion will be hosting The Crane Band. Cost to attend is by donation. The first session will be dedicated to country western music for those country western dancers. The later sessions will be a variation of rock and classic rock.  They will also...

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