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A new rock facing has been added to the pillars holding up the large reader board sign in the Pateros business district.

Taco lovers found all they could eat at the first annual Tacoctoberfest.
PATEROS – Tacoctoberfest, an afternoon gathering of taco aficionados and Halloween celebrants, brought scores of party-hearty adults and youngsters to Lakeshore Drive last Saturday, Oct. 27. The first annual Tacoctoberfest, sponsored by the folks at Thomason Law and Justice, left no gravestone...

Gabe Garcia
OKANOGAN – The first-ever 2018 Okanogan County/North Central Washington High School Career Connections Expo held at the Okanogan County Fairground Agriplex on Oct. 17, was a success to the extent that future annual Expos are a foregone conclusion. Through the combined efforts of WorkSource Okanogan...

Regular volunteers at the Brewster Food Bank include, from left, Earl Patterson, Roberto A., Hatti McKee, Karen Haywood, Marye Cooper, Neal McKee, Ron Paslay, and Lucy Baker.
BREWSTER – With two of the biggest holidays of the year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, just around the corner, the Brewster Food Bank at 301 South Fourth Street is feeling the financial pinch as it continues to serve nearly 100 people every Thursday morning from its facility. As the only food pantry...

Pumphouse 3 on Pearl Street and Watson Draw Road with its new landscaping is nearing completion.
PATEROS – The pieces are all falling into place for the debut of the new water system for the City of Pateros. At the council meeting Oct. 15, City administrator Jord Wilson reviewed the projects completed or nearing completion as the city counts down to a ceremonial city-wide flush event scheduled...

Players race to the centerline at the beginning of a dodge ball competition.
BREWSTER – Heroes by the dozens turned out for the Heroes Dodge Ball Fundraiser hosted at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club last Thursday, Oct. 18. Funds raised from donors attending the event are designated for the family of Brewster Elementary School student, Yahir Corona. Corona, a 10-year-old...

The School of Distinction award is presented annually to schools ranked among the highest five percent of achievement in ELA/Math and graduation rates over the past five years.
BREWSTER – For the fourth consecutive time, Brewster High School has been recognized as a School of Distinction (SOD) and Brewster Middle School has been so honored for the second consecutive year. The SOD recognizes the top five percent of schools as the highest improving schools in Washington...

David Fenner
BREWSTER – David Fenner, an affiliate faculty member at the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, will be the featured speaker at the Brewster Public Library at 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 25. Fenner is one among eight scholars appearing at North Central Regional Libraries...

Judge Eric Biggar
WENATCHEE - Douglas County District Court Judge candidates incumbent Eric Biggar and opponent Wenatchee area attorney Robert Hunter appeared together at Pybus Public Market here Thursday, Oct. 18 in an evening question and answer forum held in the community room. Wenatchee Valley Chamber of...

The American Red Cross held its last blood drive of the year at the Brewster Boys and Girls Club in Brewster last Thursday, Oct. 18. A total of 38 donors signed up to give blood and after factoring in those unable to show up owing to last-minute conflicts, the turnout was near three dozen during the eight-hour event.

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