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Jody Dundas had a lot of fans at Okanogan Douglas Hospital, including her bosses. "I'd hire 100 like her any day," said former administrator Howard Gamble. But Jody always did her job quietly, and she kind of wanted to go out quietly when she decided to retire.But that's easier said than done for...
Rick Halterman has a plan for Saturday night. "My last day I'm going home and turn off my police radio," he said, and it's never ever getting switched back on. That's because the radio was there for professional reasons and Rick Halterman is retiring on Saturday after 31 years with the Douglas...
BRIDGEPORTSpaghetti feed at Rocky Butte ChurchThe youth group of the Rocky Butte Church of the Nazarene will hold a fundraising spaghetti feed Friday, Feb. 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church. Along with spaghetti-what's a spaghetti feed without it-the menu will include garlic bread and a beverage....
The orchard is long gone, and if it was still around and under its original name people would probably vaguely associate it with kids shoes. There's only the house at the former Buster Brown orchard left to show Bridgeport's brush with celebrity and celebrity farming, and how the more things change...
BREWSTERGear Up family night tonightThe Brewster "Gear Up" program will hold a family night for eighth grade students, freshmen and sophomores and their parents tonight, Thursday, Feb. 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Brewster High School Commons.The evening starts with a tamale and rice dinner,...
Washington state auditors have recommended that Okanogan Douglas Hospital officials devise a plan to increase revenues following a review of the hospital's books for 2007. Hospital officials say they are working - and were working in 2007 - on ways to increase profit, and in fact profits have...
BRIDGEPORT BARBlock watch meeting Feb. 18Participants in the Rocky Butte Block Watch program will hold their regular meeting Wednesday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Rocky Butte fire hall on Bridgeport Bar.All interested persons, members or not, are being invited.BRIDGEPORTChamber to meet this FridayThe...
Wenatchee Valley history will come alive from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 7, at "People of Our Past." The living history program will be presented simultaneously at the Wenatchee Valley Museum and Cultural Center (WVMCC) and Chelan County PUD's Museum of the Columbia at Rocky Reach Visitor...
Mansfield High School sophomore Catherine Schroeder got really interested in the political process during the 2008 election; she attended the Douglas County caucuses, followed the primary and general elections, became a little bit of a political junkie. "The primaries were more fun than the actual...
The number crunching is underway at Pateros School, but it's still a little too early to tell exactly what the impact might be from anticipated cuts in state school funding.District officials do know that one grant program, the 21st Century after school program, is being terminated, said district...

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