Bulletin Board 10/21/08


Gear Up meeting Oct. 30

Parents of eighth graders and freshmen and sophomores involved in the Gear Up program are being invited to a Family Night dessert social Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. in the Brewster High School commons.

Topics for the evening will include the importance of a college education and how parents can help kids form good study habits.

Lions Club to meet tonight

The Brewster Lions Club will hold its regular meeting tonight Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Camperos restaurant in Brewster. Liz Driessen, director of the Help One Student to Succeed (HOSTS) program at Brewster Elementary School, is the scheduled speaker.

Lions Club state governor Brian Wilding will be the guest speaker at a special meeting Tuesday, Nov. 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Camperos. Other activities are planned as well. All interested Lions, and anybody interested in joining the Lions, are invited.

The Lions received a certificate of appreciation for their efforts from zone chairman Joe Nilles at the club's Oct. 9 meeting. Nilles also donated to the Brewster Lions charitable projects.

Health fair, Sight and Hearing Van in town Nov. 1

The Northwest Sight and Hearing Van, sponsored by the state Lions Club organization, will be in town Saturday, Nov. 1, to provide sight and hearing checks, as well as other basic health checks. It will be among the attractions at the health fair sponsored by local health care providers and businesses; the health fair will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Brewster High School.

The health fair will feature information on healthy living, preventative medicine and health care services available locally. Participants include local health care providers, the Okanogan County Red Cross, Sterling Health Insurance and other health care related businesses. It's sponsored by Okanogan Douglas Hospital, the Three Rivers Community Alliance and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce. Other primary sponsors include Brewster Drug and True Value, Brewster Marketplace, Medical Center in Brewster, Harmony House extended care facility and Main Street Health Associates. PATEROS

Vendors sought for annual bazaar

The Pateros Methodist women are looking for vendors for their annual Holiday Bazaar, scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 1 in the fellowship hall at the Pateros Methodist Church. Traditionally the bazaar features handcrafted items, ranging from wood to quilts to home baked goodies to whatever.

An eight-foot table is $10. People who are interested in reserving space can contact Jane Hiltz in Pateros, 923-2727.


'Innovation Forum' in Wenatchee Oct. 28

Business owners and people interested in economic development are being invited to an "Innovation Forum," Tuesday, Oct. 28 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Confluence Technical Center in Wenatchee.

The idea is to look into the future and plan for where North Central Washington's economy will be in 10 years and the things needed to get it there. The participants will look at training for the workforce, business development and retention, recruiting new businesses, regional infrastructure and how to make Washington more competitive statewide.

Representatives from the Washington Economic Development Commission will participate. The forum is sponsored by the North Central Washington Economic Development District and the Wenatchee Chamber of Commerce.

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