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Mennonite Country Auction moves to ONLINE for 2020

Mennonite Country Auction moves to ONLINE for 2020

New format with the same purpose of helping those in need in the name of Christ

The steering committee of the Mennonite Country Auction (MCA) regrets to announce that the 2020 Auction will move to an online-only format this year​, ​finishing on October 3, 2020​, MCA’s traditional first Saturday of October. All on-site elements of the sale are canceled in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 22, 2020
Lilly, Neena, Roman, Demetrio, Eva, Roman Sr., Omar and Henry

A visit with the Robles Family

A matter of strong family ties and a drive to succeed ~ by Ben Getz

Familia, Ohana, Famiglia…however you say it in your native tongue, the institution of 'the family' is one of the most important foundations of a stable society. Strong families make healthy communities, states, nations…it is the circular wheel upon which this universe spins. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 14, 2020
The 7th Annual Ag World Golf Classic hosted in August

The 7th Annual Ag World Golf Classic hosted in August

The vision grows to TWO locations for 2020

Ag World Golf Classic was born out of a vision to help families with children who have severe medical needs. The late Warren Henninger, Founder/Chairman of Ag World Support Systems, caught the vision to host a Columbia Basin event to support the Ronald McDonald House Inland Northwest in Spokane, Washington. More...

Published Jun 12, 2020
Can you paint a frog eating a watermelon? I bet you can!

Can you paint a frog eating a watermelon? I bet you can!

by Chris Hansen

First of all, when you get your paints and brushes out, it is best to dip your brushes in water to get them ready for paint. Never leave your brushes in the water after you’re done. More...

V Gallery Published May 25, 2020
Create your own MASTERPIECE collage inspired by Picasso!

Create your own MASTERPIECE collage inspired by Picasso!

by Chris Hansen

Hello fellow art lovers! This week’s project is inspired by Pablo Picasso. He was a Spanish artist who lived from 1881 to 1973. More...

V Gallery Published May 25, 2020
Students at Larson Heights Elementary School show off their new books during the school’s free meal pickup hour Monday.

Books of their own to read at home

Big Bend Community College provides more than 1,200 books to elementary students

MOSES LAKE — Students at Larson Heights and North Elementary Schools have plenty of new reading material while quarantined after Big Bend Community College staff recently helped deliver more than 1,200 books to the two neighboring elementary schools.

Through a partnership with First Book, students took home handfuls of books to help them pass the time while the community helps try and flatten the curve during the COVID-19 situation our schools are faced with. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 29, 2020
Valley Visions Juried Art Exposition

Valley Visions Juried Art Exposition

Showcasing the landscapes and faces of the Quincy Valley

Make your plans to enter the upcoming Valley Visions Art Exposition to be held SEPTEMBER 4-12 at the Community Heritage Barn in Quincy. This will be a beautiful way to showcase the landscapes and faces of our beautiful area. More...

V Gallery Published Apr 19, 2020
Are you seeking a job?

Are you seeking a job?

BBCC and WorkSource partners offer virtual help for job seekers

Community members who are currently unemployed, or underemployed, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can now get help from local WorkSource partners, including Big Bend Community College, the Employment Security Department, SkillSource and Job Corps, completely online.

WorkSource virtual orientations will take place each Wednesday at 1:30 p. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 18, 2020
Annual NCW Tech & STEM Showcase is going virtual

Annual NCW Tech & STEM Showcase is going virtual

Weekly challenges for K-12 to try at home

Virtual Tech & STEM Showcase is a unique opportunity for students to participate and showcase projects in science, technology, engineering, and math over an eight week period.

Each week there will be a different challenge for K-12 youth to try at home and then share with the community online through social media and the Apple STEM Network website. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 17, 2020
The feelings are real and valid
Gallery: 2 images

The feelings are real and valid

Embracing the "new normal" by Brynn Wilson

Words cannot express the amount of gratitude I have for these humans. I was cleaning up dinner when my daughter told me someone was at our house. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 17, 2020
Make your evening or afternoon memorable

Make your evening or afternoon memorable

ROOST is open with Phase 2 hours

Remember when you could be at Roost and enjoy the charcuterie and the wine? Roost is open with Phase 2 hours. 4-7 PM Wednesday and Thursday and 1-8 PM Friday and Saturday. More...

Food & Drink Published Apr 15, 2020
Painting animals? Here's a pig that you can try!

Painting animals? Here's a pig that you can try!

by Chris Hansen

Hello fellow artists - Would you like to try your hands at painting animals? If so, here's a pig that you can try.

As I mentioned before, please dip your brushes in water before painting. More...

Published Apr 10, 2020
PULLING TOGETHER

PULLING TOGETHER

Homeschool ideas offered by a team of talented members of our own community

We are all families doing things a bit differently. Education does not stop with the schools being closed. More...

Published Apr 5, 2020
You are a part of the land you work

You are a part of the land you work

author unknown

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 gathering. You learn never to turn your back on a cow. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Apr 4, 2020
Nikki Raichart

Nikki Raichart talks about learning at home

It needs to be fun so that it sticks

The beautiful thing about learning at home is that it doesn’t have to look like a traditional school…because it isn’t.

Think about how you as an adult like to learn. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2020
Getting to know Madison Herrin

Getting to know Madison Herrin

Creator of the band Maddy McGee & the Machine

VM: When did you decide to create Maddy McGee & the Machine? What is "the machine"?

I was completely inspired by one of my favorite artists, Florence Welch and her group called Florence and the Machine which I can only assume means Florence and the band! My middle name is McGee and I’ve always been in love with my middle name. I am very proud of it. More...

V Gallery Published Apr 2, 2020
A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.
Gallery: 12 images

A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.

The well-known auctioneer who continues to bring people together to make something positive happen ~ by Ben Getz

Have you ever been to an auction? If you have been to any farm or estate sales in the Inland Pacific Northwest over the last four decades, there is a pretty good chance you have heard the vocal stylings of Chuck Yarbro, Senior, and Junior. With the Junior Yarbro now at the helm of Chuck Yarbro Auctioneers, we were fortunate to get some of his time to find out more from the man himself. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 1, 2020
A quick visit with a performer

A quick visit with a performer

Emily Duvall tells us a little bit about her world in theater

The talent in our community is dynamic, and one can not be curious about why some people are naturally compelled to be involved in live theater. What we do know is we are glad they are!

Emily Duvall is one of those people. More...

V Gallery Published Apr 1, 2020
The melodic weaving of a true song

The melodic weaving of a true song

The astonishing story of Rena Schlener Large ~ by Melea Johnson

Life in the Amazon Jungle

For Rena, life as a young child growing up in the Amazon Rainforest , is a good memory and the training ground for an astounding gifted talent. The vast world of forest and rivers, with a diversity of cultures derived from indigenous Indians, descended from original tribes and settlers who arrived since the first explorers stumbled upon the seemingly endless wilderness paints a picture of the South American Amazon Jungle. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Apr 1, 2020
SAMARITAN CLINIC ON PIONEER OPENS RESPIRATORY VIRUS EVALUATION CENTER TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19

SAMARITAN CLINIC ON PIONEER OPENS RESPIRATORY VIRUS EVALUATION CENTER TO ASSIST WITH COVID-19

Patients are encouraged to call the 24-hour nurse (509-764-3331) hotline prior to visiting

Samaritan Healthcare announced the opening of the Samaritan Respiratory Virus Evaluation Center (RVEC Clinic), located at the west entrance of Samaritan Clinic on Pioneer. The RVEC Clinic intends to help medically screen any patients currently experiencing respiratory illness symptoms, including cough, fever, and difficulty breathing, and for patients who have concerns that they may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. More...

Health Matters Published Apr 1, 2020
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