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Open Doors for students ages 16 - 21

Open Doors for students ages 16 - 21

MLSD, Big Bend to partner in Step Up to College Open Doors program

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has approved the Moses Lake School District (MLSD) to operate a new “Open Doors” program. The youth re-engagement initiative, in partnership with Big Bend Community College, will begin on September 1.
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There is a voice that doesn't use words

There is a voice that doesn't use words

LISTEN

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018
Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone that is hurting.
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“I remembered that each time I am stretched beyond what I think I can handle; I bounce back much stronger than before I was ever stretched.”~Amy

Being stretched beyond expected

Darin and Amy Hendrickson share their gratitude

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018
By Amy Hendrickson

Agri-Fix was established by Darin and one service truck in 1995 which has now grown to a full diesel repair shop with complete towing services around the clock. Bee Line Frame and Axle was established in ...
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Get busy living

Get busy living

By Melea Johnson

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 29, 2018
What if you wake up some day and you're way past 50, and you never went swimming in cool lakes all those years because your thighs were jiggly and your bathtub seemed just fine?

What if you were just ...
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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
Authored by Shawn Cardwell

The public is invited to visit and contribute to the World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit. The show will include national, state and regional history of wartime life overseas and at ...
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SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN

SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN

During summer vacation, kids age 2 - 18 are welcome to enjoy a nutritious meal.

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 28, 2018
The Boys & Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin welcome children age 2 thru 18 years of age to enjoy a FREE lunch. There are NO forms to fill out, just show up and you will be served by caring people in your ...
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I am ready. Or not.

I am ready. Or not.

By Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Jun 28, 2018
I had never swum a one-mile distance in a race before and with every early morning moment passing, the details of the race were being revealed and I was challenged to perceive what was coming in the next 30 minutes of ...
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Stars and Stripes & Royal (K) Nights SummerFest

Stars and Stripes & Royal (K) Nights SummerFest

Royal City knows how to throw a party!

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 26, 2018
Maybe you’ve heard the ditty: baseball, hot dogs, apple pie & Chevrolet? This year’s Royal City SummerFest is out to celebrate “Stars & Stripes & Royal (K) Nights” on Friday, July 13th and Saturday, July 14th. It is only fitting to ...
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Big Bend Community College nursing graduates celebrated the end of their academic program with a special pinning ceremony Saturday.

BBCC nursing program sends off 16 graduates

Welcome to the nursing profession!

Published Jun 19, 2018
The Big Bend Community College nursing program bid their 16 graduating students farewell during a special pinning ceremony inside Wallenstien Theater Saturday.

Graduates were surrounded by family and friends as they received their nursing pins and recited the official ...
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Harvest Mobile Market comes to Quincy JUNE 20

Harvest Mobile Market comes to Quincy JUNE 20

FREE FOOD for anyone who needs some

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 19, 2018
The 2nd Harvest Mobile Market is coming to the Port of Quincy Community Center this Wednesday, June 20th, from 12:00 noon to 2PM. Through the generous support of Microsoft and several other major sponsors free food, such as produce and other ...
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Big Bend Community college HS/21 and GED graduates pose after their recognition night in front of the Wallenstien Theater.

BBCC students receive GED or high school equivalency

New beginnings are celebrated for 129 deserving students

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) celebrated new beginnings last week along with 129 students and their families who received their General Equivalency Diploma (GED®) or High School Equivalency at a celebration ceremony.

More than 600 students enrolled in the Transitional ...
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Focus on Fiction

Focus on Fiction

Write on the River - summer workshop weekend

V Gallery Published Jun 5, 2018
Saturday, June 23 is our summer workshop weekend, Focus on Fiction. Playwright and past WOTR presenter Bill Johnson will present "Nailing Narrative Fiction," and award-winning author and WOTR past presenter Anthea Sharp will present "Writing to market: it's not what you ...
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Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Registration discount if registered before June 15th....for students grades 5 through 12

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018
Camps are open to students grades five through 12 and offer participants a chance to learn more about volleyball and further develop their playing skills.

Camp for students grades five through eight takes place June 25-27 and camp for ...
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Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

What is the hype and should I care?

Health Matters Food & Drink Published May 31, 2018
You may have heard the buzz about a ‘Plant-Based Diet’ or Plant-Based Eating. Have you wondered what all the hype is, and if you should care? Whether you are completely content with your current diet or have a real desire ...
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Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party

Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party

Dine, Give, Dance

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published May 31, 2018
The Spring into Summer – Soroptimist Dinner Party is the annual fundraiser for Soroptimist Moses Lake. Introduced to the community in 2014, the fundraiser has provided funding for Moses Lake Soroptimist to serve the local community, including 500 care packs & 1000+ hygiene kits to ...
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MOTHER'S DAY

MOTHER'S DAY

Here are some IDEAS to make the day very special

Food & Drink Published May 2, 2018
We've got a Mother's Day gift idea for every superwoman on your list! Moms, step-moms, mom-in-laws, grandmas, foster moms, and those special ones you wish you could call "mom".
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Hike 22 for the 22

Hike 22 for the 22

22-kilometer hike scheduled to shine light on suicide prevention

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018
Moses Lake residents Aaron Molina and Carlos Avila are hoping to shine a light on suicide prevention and awareness within our community. The two have organized a 22-kilometer (roughly 13.6 miles) hike through Moses Lake for Saturday, May 12 at 8 a.m.<...
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Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Represented at Eastern Washington University's 2018 "Get Lit! Festival"

V Gallery Published May 2, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) English Department Senior Faculty member Matthew Sullivan was in Spokane last month participating in Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival.

Each spring, the Get Lit! Festival invites selected authors to Spokane to ...
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Fathers, You Can't Afford a Stay-At-Home Mom

Fathers, You Can't Afford a Stay-At-Home Mom

She is more precious than rubies

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018
I've had this thought in my head for a while now. I’ve been thinking that I can’t afford for my wife to be a Stay-At-Home Mom. Now, I don’t at all mean to offend anyone with this ...
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Soap Lake

Don't just do something. Sit there.

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published May 2, 2018
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. Take your time. Be still. Listen. Wait. Schedule time to rest. On purpose. Running flat out to accomplish a certain something is not the most important if the sacrifice along the way ...
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IMG_1936: Big Bend Community College students stand in front of some of the data center equipment that was recently donated by Microsoft to aid in the school’s data center specialization training.

Microsoft donates data center equipment to Big Bend Community College

With the donation will come a very real-world application

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018
MOSES LAKE — Computer equipment valued at $60,000 has just arrived at Big Bend Community College, thanks to a recent donation by Microsoft.

Microsoft’s Datacenter Community Development team donated laptops, servers and other related fixtures to the college’s ...
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Kevin Parker

Mayors Prayer Breakfast

Welcome Speaker Kevin Parker

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 30, 2018
Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 / 7:00 am until 9:00 am / ATEC Bldg, BBCC (See EVENTS for map)

About Kevin Parker

In fall 2013, Kevin was a Facilitator and Alum in Residence at Harvard in the Executive Leadership program.

Kevin ...
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Jess Munter winning Gold

Jess Munter is a BBCC student and a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

Bringing home Gold from Jiu-Jitsu world championship in Abu Dhabi

Rise & Shine Published Apr 27, 2018
Jess Munter is friendly, laid-back and makes jokes about staying up too late to do homework. She finds ways to balance work and school, talks excitedly about her involvement in clubs on campus and her plans to transfer from Big ...
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Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Have you ever had the tug on your heart to love a child that is not yours?

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 24, 2018
There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington State. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. Most children in foster care have endured some form of abuse/neglect which made conditions unsafe to remain in ...
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Be the best version of yourself.

An interveiw with Cynthia Dano, Certified Life Coach and Radical Remission Instructor

Take one step at a time

Health Matters Published Apr 23, 2018
VENUE Magazine had the pleasure of visiting with Cynthia Dano to learn about how she is helping others and why?
We invite you to follow along through our question/answer session. If you relate please feel free to contact ...
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The Big Bend Community College women’s basketball team pose with their third place trophy after the last game of the season during the Northwest Athletic Conference Tournament in Everett, WA. In the midst of their historic run, the team still held it down in the classroom recording a 3.65 GPA during the winter 2018 quarter.

Big Bend athletes earn combined 3.07 GPA during winter quarter

Setting the standard for teams that follow after them

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Apr 18, 2018
Big Bend Community College Athletes had another stellar quarter in the classroom boasting a combined 3.07 grade point average (GPA) during the winter quarter.

The Big Bend Athletic Department is known for recruiting student-athletes that have success both inside ...
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TRiO Upward Bound inducted 40 high school students into its program during a special ceremony at Big Bend Community College Tuesday night.

Big Bend Community College's TRiO Upward Bound inducts 40 new members

Students from Moses Lake, Warden, Royal City and Othello high schools were welcomed

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 18, 2018
­­Forty high school students from Grant and Adams counties were formally welcomed into Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program Tuesday night.

The program aims to get more high school students into college, and by joining ...
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WAIT UNTIL DARK

Masquers brings suspense to the theater. We visited with Director Nick Mahaney

WAIT UNTIL DARK opens April 13

V Gallery Published Mar 28, 2018
Masquers Theater presents Wait Until Dark with the opening on April 13. We at VM were curious about this upcoming play so we sat down with Nick Mahaney, Director and asked him a few questions.

VM. What is the ...
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FREE YOUR FEET

FREE YOUR FEET

By Melea Johnson

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 27, 2018
Look what spring brought. Fresh perspective. Close your eyes and free your feet from furry boots and spread your toes. Enjoy a seemingly weightless walk. Breathe it in. Spring is here.

Can you feel it? Like hugs, your ...
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Growing up with the gate open

Growing up with the gate open

By Melea Johnson

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 24, 2018
He wasn't really a horse. He was a Welsh pony and an ornery one. I was only seven years old, my sister nine, when we looked up from outdoor play to see our dad coming down the driveway with an ...
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