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Attend a program this month at your local library and find something for everyone, no matter your age, stage, or interest. Courtesy NCW Libraries
PATEROS/BREWSTER - Attend a program this month at your local library. Find something for everyone, no matter your age, stage, or interest. Try  area library events like Lego robotics  at Pateros,  art afternoon for children with special needs  at Omak, and  holiday ornaments and cards  at Grand...

Photo Courstesy Daniel McHenry
FORT SILL, OKLAHOMA - Allen A. McHenry, a 2015 graduate of Brewster High School, and a member of the U.S. Army Reserves, graduated from Basic Training on Nov. 23,  at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. He is now stationed at A.I.T. Fort  L. Wood, Missouri, and will attend Engineer School, M.O.S. 12November to...

Volunteers at the the 1st annual Lake Chelan ‘Stand Down’ helped make the event to support homeless veterans a success. Photos courtesy Norm Manly
CHELAN - “The First Annual Lake Chelan “Stand Down”, held on November 12, at the Chelan VFW bunker, was a success. We are looking forward to next year’s event that will be bigger and better for veterans in the Lake Chelan Valley. A big thank you goes out to the Lake Chelan VFW, Manson American...

Like heralds in a high lifter silhouetted against the sun, two City of Okanogan workmen put in place a message we should all take to heart this season. Mike Maltais/QCH

Karl Ruether, Rotary District 5060 Governor Submitted Photo
LEAVENWORTH - Karl Ruether was born and raised in Germany and came to North America in 1986. He has three grown sons and is married to Denise, they currently live in Peshastin.   Karl started his career in the Hospitality Industry with a Restaurant Apprenticeship in 1976 at the Sport Hotel, Droste...

Volunteers at the Brewster Food Bank were a busy bunch on Thursday morning, Nov. 17, handing out whole chickens to customers queued up in their vehicles at the 9 a.m. start time. Food bank director Dan Biddle said the facility purchased 80 birds for the giveaway to go along with 1,100 pounds of food donated by the Log Church School. Christmas is just around the corner and the Food Bank is seeking donations of money and food items to help meet the demand. Mike Maltais/QCH

Pateros City Council member Megan Sherrard Mike Maltais/QCH
PATEROS – A few years back Pateros City Council member Megan Sherrard had a reel good idea – movie reel good, to be more precise. Sherrard proposed that the city host a family movie night as an added attraction to the monthly Pateros Pop-up Market, another new idea to bring vendors and visitors...

Sweet River Bakery is not letting the season’s first major snow event go to waste. The sweet shop had its outdoor Christmas decorations up and on the payroll shortly after the first November snows blew in earlier this month. Mike Maltais/QCH

Volunteers and funders from as far away as New York and California joined a gathering of more than 40 people who participated in last Friday’s dedication of the first three homes rebuilt following the 2020 wildfires. A fourth rebuilt residence in Oroville will be dedicated next spring. Courtesy OCLTRG
PATEROS – It was both a long and long-anticipated day for Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group (OCLTRG) volunteers and the owners of three Okanogan-area homes destroyed in the 2020 Cold Spring wildfire who were the fortunate recipients of the first rebuilt residences officially dedicated last...
BREWSTER – The Brewser Chamber of Commerce finalized its schedule for Small Business Saturday on Nov. 26, during its regular monthly meeting last Wednesday, Nov. 9 The Christmas Tree Lighting will be at dark around 4:30 p.m., at the Legion Park, said Chamber president Mike Mauk. “Santa and Mrs....

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