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This place is so lovely...

This place is so lovely...

Seed Cupboard Nursery in Royal City, Washington

Travel & Leisure Published Mar 22, 2018
Traveling from Seattle, I crossed the Vantage bridge and took a right onto Highway 26. Only a mere 16 miles of picturesque driving later, I came upon a place (I will come back to every chance I get.) Left off the highway, ...
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The 2017 Japanese Agricultural Training group outside of the ATEC Building on the Big Bend campus.

Big Bend Invites Families to Host 2018 Japanese Agricultural Trainees

Give the opportunity for a trainee to get a glimpse of family life in America

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 22, 2018
For the 53rd consecutive year, Big Bend Community College (BBCC) is participating in the Japanese Agricultural Training Program (JATP). Forty-six trainees will arrive on the BBCC campus Friday (March 23) eager to begin their 19-month adventure in the United States.
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Cow notes

Cow notes

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published Mar 20, 2018
In one of the rural communities in the middle of our state, the ones that are so beautiful that they blend together and make you forget their names, I stopped my car and watched the cattle in a field. There ...
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Paul McDermand

One Enchanted Evening with Paul McDermand

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 at 7:00pm
Wallenstien Theatre
Call for tickets (509) 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Exotic instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to ...
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duo baldo

Duo Baldo in concert

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
TUESDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00pm
Call for tickets at 509 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi are the madness and brilliance behind the musical comedy that is ...
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Enjoying the silent auction portion of the evening

Cellarbration! for Education

A festive evening filled with delectable food, local wine, and a lot of fun!

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Mar 14, 2018
SATURDAY, MAY 19
ATEC Bldg at Big Bend Community College, Moses Lake

In the beginning, Big Bend Community College Foundation organizers were unsure how fruitful a black tie optional, $100 per plate dinner would be accepted as a fundraiser ...
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Earth Day is EVERY DAY

Earth Day is EVERY DAY

It's our home. Let's keep it clean!

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Mar 14, 2018
SUNDAY, APRIL 22 .....AND EVERY OTHER DAY!

On April 22, people around the globe will observe, individually or collectively, Earth Day.

Since the spring of 1970, Earth Day has been an annual clarion call for responsible stewardship of the ...
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What are my career options?

What are my career options?

BBCC connects job seekers and students with employers and career programs

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Mar 2, 2018
The 25th Annual Big Bend Community College Job & Career Fair took place, March 1, on the college campus. By afternoon, more than 1500 job seekers and students were served by putting them in touch with the more than 80 employers and career programs ...
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8th Annual Children's Art Show

8th Annual Children's Art Show

Big Bend Cooperative Preschool Focuses on Learning through Play

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Feb 28, 2018
You will be delighted to see what our community preschoolers have been working on! They are excited for you to see! Original artwork by the preschool children will be on display and for purchase at the 8th Annual Children's Art ...
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The 2018 Vintage Faire

The 2018 Vintage Faire

Okanogan County Fairgrounds April 28

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Feb 21, 2018
Every Spring the Vintage Faire gals and over 50 vendors transform the Okanogan's dusty county fairgrounds into a vintage wonderland. There are three large buildings including a beef barn, busting at the seams with quality furniture, repurposed goods, enamelware, and farm ...
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Sandhill Crane

H20 Birds on the Go

2018 Sandhill Crane Festival – Othello, Washington March 23, 24, 25

Travel & Leisure Published Feb 16, 2018
All the pieces are finally in place for the 2018 Othello Sandhill Crane Festival, March 23-25. This year’s theme is “H20 & Birds on the Go.” In the past, the festival has focused primarily on the area’s wildlife. This year, ...
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A visit with Tom Wytko: St Brigid's Brewery

A visit with Tom Wytko: St Brigid's Brewery

Details on some of Moses Lake's most popular micro brews

Food & Drink Published Feb 16, 2018
VM: What made you decide to go into the beer business?
TOM: I have been home brewing for a long time. I enjoy making different styles of beer and experimenting with different malts, hops and other flavor ingredients. Friends ...
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Reuse, Recycle, Rampage

Reuse, Recycle, Rampage

Melinda Henry's art turns rubbish into profit

V Gallery Published Feb 16, 2018
Her business branches across the four corners of the nation from Florida to New York and California with roots firmly planted in the basin. It's almost guaranteed you've seen Melinda Henry's Rubbish Rampage wares if you've strolled through the Farmer's ...
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Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Big Bend Phi Theta Kappa Inducts 19 New Members

Congratulations to these Big Bend Community College students

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
Nineteen Big Bend Community College students became members of the prestigious Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society during the organization’s fall induction ceremony in February 2018. Family and friends gathered to witness the inductees as they took the oath of ...
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CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

CBTech: Wilderness Salvaged

V Gallery Published Feb 11, 2018
Salvaged scrap steel and other materials take on a whole new life when removed from their original context and purpose and incorporated into a work of art. Advanced Manufacturing students from CB Tech, Moses Lake High School FFA, along with ...
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A Farmer's Story

A Farmer's Story

You are Part of the Land You Work

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 11, 2018
(writing below is by unknown author)

As a child growing up on a ranch or farm you learn to go to bed early so you’ll be able to saddle up in the moonlight for an early-morning cow ...
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Stay to the Right

Stay to the Right

By Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Feb 11, 2018
Diving in the pool, she did a few little flutter kicks to position herself in a freestyle crawl toward the finish on the other end of the lane. My (then) five-year-old daughter was in her first 25-yard race on the ...
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Brews and Tunes

Brews and Tunes

Downtown Moses Lake February 24

Food & Drink Published Feb 10, 2018
An event like this is popular across the Northwest and the Moses Lake downtown merchants invite you to come downtown, grab a bite to eat, taste some Northwest brews, listen to local musicians and enjoy some shopping.

This ...
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Look up! It's a bird...it's a crane!

Look up! It's a bird...it's a crane!

Have you ever seen a Sandhill Crane? Their size will astound you.

Travel & Leisure Published Feb 9, 2018
The Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis) is a large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of the bird references habitat like that of the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska's Sandhills in the American Midwest. ...
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Resolve to care for children in 2018

Resolve to care for children in 2018

Have you ever thought of being a foster parent?

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 8, 2018
Are you still searching for a New Year resolution but just aren’t exactly sure what you should resolve to do? Do you love children and think they deserve to be cared for in a safe and nurturing home? If ...
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Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
I have lived in the Northwest most of my life and the rhythms of change from spring, to summer, to fall and then winter comes as expected. Each season moves to the next and as we enjoy one season, we ...
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Take care of the golf balls first

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

V Gallery Rise & Shine Published Feb 5, 2018
A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then ...
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Settler's Country Market

Settler's Country Market

In the heart of downtown Moses Lake

Health Matters Published Feb 5, 2018
Settler’s Country Market originally opened in Ephrata, Washington in 2002- Quite by accident! Dock Womack, the owner, had purchased the building on Basin Street with the intention of using his 30+ years of horticulture experience to put in a retail ...
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Toss out the D word

Toss out the D word

by Jan Thacker

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Feb 5, 2018
I'd say the biggest problem I have right now is my rear end. And my belly. Oh, there are other minor problems, such as aging and the resultant falling apart thing, but the mirror declares the behind and tummy problem ...
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