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A large group of volunteers, with help from Brewster High School students, handed out Thanksgiving turkeys to patrons last Tuesday morning, Nov. 20. The Thanksgiving birds were once again supplied by the Brewster Kiwanis.

The circus is coming to town. The time and location of the performances is still being determined.
BREWSTER – It’s true! The circus is coming to Brewster, or rather, returning to Brewster next June. That was one of many topics addressed by the Brewster Chamber of Commerce at its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 14. The time and location of the performances is still being determined...

Pateros Mayor and Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group Executive Director Carlene Anders, left, introduces documentary filmmaker Leslee Goodman.
PATEROS – The North Central Washington Community Success Reception and Summit was held at Pateros High School last Wednesday and Thursday, Nov. 14-15. Hosted by the City of Pateros and the Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG), the two-day event opened with a reception Thursday evening...
OKANOGAN – The county PUD Board of Commissioners has decided to pursue options other than reenergize Enloe Dam, four miles west-northwest of Oroville on the Similkameen River, after a $70.4 million estimate to electrify the structure came in at more than twice the initial figure. The Board arrived...

This property at 1108 Sunset Avenue adjacent to the school soccer field could be the new site for a city water well.
BREWSTER – During the public comment period at the city councils regular monthly last Wednesday, Nov. 14, members heard testimony from Brewster businessman Said Velazquez, owner of a 4.7-acre piece of property at 1108 Sunset that the city wants to acquire for one if its water well sites. Velazquez...

Cassidy Tupling accepts a stars and stripes quilt from the Columbia River Quilt Guild.
MANSFIELD – Veterans Day ceremonies at Mansfield High School last Friday, Nov. 9, honored two of its own as military veterans Thomas and Cassidy Tupling were the honored recipients of special veterans’ quilts made by members of the Columbia River Quilt Guild. Thomas Tupling enlisted in the U.S....

Members of the Pateros fifth grade glass fold the American flag as part of their Veterans Day presentation.
PATEROS – The Pateros schools always put on a moving and entertaining performance to honor Veterans Day, and last Friday, Nov. 9 was no exception. While the Honor Guard from Columbia Post 97 of the Brewster American Legion was delayed beyond the 8:30 a.m. start time for the posting of the colors,...

The Pumpkin Decorating Contest winners adorn a table at the Brewster Senior Center.
BREWSTER – The Pateros-Brewster-Bridgeport Senior Center will form an Election Committee when it holds it general meeting this month. According to member Kathy Lowry, the 2019 officers will need to be nominated in time for the election meeting in December, but as of this writing nobody has stepped...
WATERVILLe – With 12,448 ballots already counted as of Friday, Nov. 9, and only an estimated 1,000 remaining, the results of the Nov. 6 General Election for Douglas County candidates is largely decided.     Dino Rossi, (R) running for U.S. Representative in the 8th Congressional District, easily...

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

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