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RICHLAND/TRI-CITIES  — As part of an international movement, the American Red Cross is launching the Missing Types campaign today to recruit new blood donors – and those who have not given recently – to ensure lifesaving blood is available for patients. During the Missing Types campaign, the...

Mansfield Mayor Tom Snell presents the 2018 Award of Merit to a Cathy Massee on behalf of her mother, Phyllis Massee
MANSFIELD – Mayor Tom Snell made the announcement from the double-door entry to the Mansfield Museum: The town’s annual Award of Merit winner was Phyllis Massee. Since Massee was unavailable to accept the award in person, her daughter, Cathy Massee, a paraprofessional at Mansfield High School,...

Betty Smith, mother of Sheryl Smith, accepted the Wall of Fame award from Brewster School Superintendent Eric Driessen during graduation ceremonies last Saturday, June 8.
BREWSTER – School Superintendent Eric Driessen made a special presentation during commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2018 last Friday, June 8, when he inducted the latest member of the Brewster High School Wall of Fame. The recipient, the late Sheryl Smith, was a 1975 BHS graduate who, in...

Pateros Mayor Carlene Anders previewed the five-day Rising from the Ashes Recovery Reunion and Celebration, July 18-22.
PATEROS – The city will be happening place from mid-June through the end of the month as a series of community events preview by the Chamber of Commerce at its regular monthly meeting June 7. The city-wide yard sales that have been running more than two dozen strong in past years will be held from...

Brewster Elementary fifth grade D.A.R.E. graduates.
BREWSTER – Brewster Elementary School Drug Abuse Resistance Education or D.A.R.E. Program graduated 73 fifth graders from three classes on May 24. Brewster Police Chief Nattalie Cariker reported that students from the fifth-grade classes of Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Tollfeldt, and Mr. Miller participated...

Pictured left to right are: Advisor Mr. Ric Bayless, Rebecca Haney, Dallas Lowman, Christian Vargas, and Riley Wisdom.
MANSFIELD – Celebrating its 101st year, Mansfield High School held commencement exercises for the four members of the Class of 2018 at 6 p.m. last Friday, June 8. Graduating seniors included Salutatorian Christian Vargas, Valedictorian Riley Wisdom, Rebecca Haney, and Dallas Lowman. Graduating...

The Brewster High School Class of 2018.
BREWSTER – Fifty-six seniors – two of them in spirit – braved a brisk southwest wind and overcast skies to graduate Brewster High School in an outdoor ceremony on Champion Field last Saturday, June 8. In spite of the threatening weather the commencement came off without incident as Zulema Sotelo...

Omak Police Chief Jeff Koplin has thrown his badge into the ring as a candidate for Okanogan County Sheriff
BREWSTER – While the focus of the Chamber of Commerce’s regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, June 6, was tying up any loose ends for the first annual Cherries Jubilee on June 16, members found time to listen to two guest speakers, one a candidate for Okanogan County Sheriff and the other for the...

Dr. Laurie Arnold is the Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University
TWISP - Confluence Gallery and the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, together with Humanities WA, present Dr. Laurie Arnold, Director of Native American Studies at Gonzaga University, for a free presentation on indigenous Columbia Plateau art at the Confluence Gallery, 104 Glover St., Twisp at 6:...

Colton Dezellem caught a trout as last year’s Hooked on Kids Fishing Derby.
BRIDGEPORT – Hooked on Kids, the annual fishing derby sponsored by the City of Bridgeport, will welcome young anglers at the Marina Park cove at 8 a.m., Saturday, June 9. The cove will be stocked with 400 trout provided by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and its narrow entry channel...

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