Bulletin Board 1/8/09

PATEROS

Informational open house for bond Jan. 14

Pateros School District patrons are being invited to an open house to talk about a possible construction bond Wednesday, Jan. 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pateros School library.

The Pateros School Board will hold a special meeting Monday, Jan. 12 to decide whether or not to submit a bond to district patrons; if board members decide to proceed, the open house is a go. If the bond is approved by district voters, the money would be used to pay for upgrades to the existing building, including a new heating system and possible upgrades to the bus garage and school kitchen.

The open house will include a list of what the bond would contain, and information about costs for each individual project. All interested district patrons are being invited.

Winter concert rescheduled

The annual Pateros Elementary School winter concert, postponed before Christmas, will be held next Wednesday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Pateros School gym. All interested district patrons are invited.

BRIDGEPORT

Chamber sponsors business crime prevention meeting

Business owners (and just plain residents) from throughout the Quad City area are being invited to a meeting to discuss the best ways to prevent crime Thursday, Jan. 22 at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeport City Hall council chambers.

Dave Helvey, detective with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, will talk about ways business owners can protect themselves from crime, from fraud to forged checks to robbery. Helvey is a 20-year veteran of law enforcement and has worked for the sheriff's office since 1991.

Admission is free. Refreshments will follow.

BREWSTER

Crab feed at American Legion

American Legion Post No. 97 in Brewster will sponsor the organization's annual crab feed Saturday, Jan. 17 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Legion hall in Brewster.

The menu features crab, of course, along with salad, bread and dessert. There will be prime rib for people whose taste doesn't run to crab; a children's menu has been added as well. Tickets are available at the Legion and will be $30 for adults and $25 for senior citizens through Jan. 15; after that, prices increase $5 per ticket. Children's tickets are half the adult price and will be available at the door.

Lions Club meeting tonight

The Brewster chapter of the Lions Club will hold its first meeting of the year tonight, Thursday, Jan. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Camperos restaurant in Brewster. Participants will discuss the program for installation of new members. All interested people, Lions and otherwise, are invited.

REGIONAL

Wheat marketing seminar next Monday

Ways to get the most bang for the bushel - of wheat, that is - will be discussed at a wheat marketing seminar scheduled for Monday, Jan. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Community Hall at the NCW District Fairgrounds in Waterville.

The seminar will include "practical information to help farmers develop a strategic marketing plan," said a press release from Douglas County-WSU Extension. "Farmers go to great lengths developing production plans for their crops, but rarely plan ho to get a good price for the resulting grain." Raleigh Curtis, general manager for Mid-Columbia Producers in Moro, Oregon, will be presenter.

Admission is free. People who want more information can contact Dale Whaley at the Douglas County-WSU Extension office in Waterville, 745-8531.

Beef Information Day Jan. 17

Cattle producers are being invited to the annual "Beef Information Day" program Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Okanogan Inn and Suites motel in Okanogan.

Beef Information Day is designed to provide cattle producers with "research based information" on the best way to raise cattle and make a profit at it, according to a press release from Okanogan County-WSU Extension. Topics include revised rules for country of origin labeling, risk management planning, strategies for surviving in difficult financial times and new methods for tracking herd health. Local cattle producers will participate in a panel discussion on marketing strategies.

Registration is $15 and opens at 9:30 a.m. (Registration includes lunch-barbecue beef, of course-and refreshments.) Advance registration is requested. People can register by contacting the extension office in Okanogan, 422-7245, or by e-mail at suverly@wsu.edu.

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