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Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

Ritzville Pro West Rodeo Labor Day Weekend

See you there!

Published Aug 30, 2018
Friday August 31 and Saturday September 1

FRIDAY
7pm Pro West Rodeo - Tough Enough to Wear Pink Night
Ranch Bronc Riding Competition
Skagit Rein Riders Drill Team
RRA Youth Drill Team

SATURDAY
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BBCC Summer Stargazing Night August 18

BBCC Summer Stargazing Night August 18

Get a closer look at the moon and several planets

Published Aug 17, 2018
Multiple telescopes will be set up in the Big Bend Community College courtyard behind the ATEC (1800) building during the August 18th event, each offering different views of the night sky. Volunteers will be on hand as well to help participants ...
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Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Columbia Basin Rodeo Association partners up with Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation

Health Matters Travel & Leisure Published Aug 16, 2018
Thursday night’s rodeo is dedicated to “Tough Enough to Wear Pink”, a program about increasing awareness of breast cancer. Most PRCA rodeos including the National Finals in Las Vegas dedicate one night to this cause. We’re not Just “...
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Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo

Here come the BULLS at the Moses Lake Roundup Rodeo

And the athletes who fight them

Rise & Shine Published Aug 16, 2018
The bullfighter's job is keeping the cowboys safe. It takes athletic skill to say the least.
The bullfighters on duty are Rowdy Barry, Danny Newman, and Matt Akers.
Working with them is rodeo entertainer, JJ Harrison.
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Northwest Ag Presents the Moses Lake Demolition Derby

Northwest Ag Presents the Moses Lake Demolition Derby

A Moses Lake Phenomenon

Published Aug 15, 2018
The cars are sliding, spinning, rolling, and of course CRASHING. This event is guaranteed to provide hours entertainment for all ages.
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Back-to-School Brigade distributes school supplies

Back-to-School Brigade distributes school supplies

BBCC Veteran Resource Office hosts annual event August 21 and 22

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 14, 2018
The Big Bend Community College Veteran Resource Office will help military veterans and their families prepare for the upcoming school year during its first ever school supply distribution event on August 21 and 22.

The event is being held in ...
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BBCC will soon have a FarmBot unit, like the one pictured, on campus thanks to a partnership with the Center of Excellence for Agriculture.

FarmBot, a fully-automated robotic farming machine will to be brought to BBCC campus

BBCC and the Center of Excellence for Agriculture partner together to make it happen

Published Jul 27, 2018
Big Bend Community College and the Center of Excellence for Agriculture (COE Ag) have partnered together to bring FarmBot, a fully-automated robotic farming machine, to campus.

COE Ag funded $3,500 for the purchase of the unit in exchange for ...
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Big Bend Community College Systems Administration students now have a realistic data center learning environment thanks to a generous donation by Quincy-based Stetner Electric.

Stetner Electric helps upgrade BBCC Computer Science server lab

Hand-on in a simulated environment is now possible

Published Jul 21, 2018
Students in Big Bend Community College’s Systems Administration program are one step closer to a realistic data center learning environment thanks to a generous donation from Stetner Electric. 

The Quincy-based company recently completed the installation of power ...
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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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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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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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