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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
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
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
The feelings are real and valid
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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
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
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
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
A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.
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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
Eric Van Woert, Jim Van Woert, Sharon Van Woert, Brennan Bean, Aaron Van Woert
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A visit with Jim and Sharon Van Woert

Thirty-five years at the helm of Olde World Trading Company ~ By Ben Getz

35 years is a long run for any enterprise; a marriage, a career, and especially for a small business. The statistics were not quite as daunting four-decades ago, but they remain fairly consistent that only two out of ten new businesses survive their first year. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 30, 2020
DINOSAUR event an extravaganza

DINOSAUR event an extravaganza

The Tree Fort Children’s Museum of Moses Lake hosted over 400 children

The Tree Fort Children’s Museum of Moses Lake hosted a one-day pop-up event at Garden Heights Elementary on February 29, 2020. This event exceeded attendance expectations with over 400 children and 200 adults present. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 24, 2020
Preschool age IDEAS to share

Preschool age IDEAS to share

How to create fun lessons for your little ones ~by Melea Johnson

I woke up one day with an idea for creative time spent with my 4-year-old grandson. I wondered if he would like the idea that came to me and if he would even maybe look forward to it on a weekly basis? I hoped so. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 23, 2020
If You Give a Pig a Pancake

If You Give a Pig a Pancake

by Candace Pitts

For parents, grandparents, and/or guardians with Kindergarten age children at home.. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 23, 2020
There is a voice that doesn't use words

There is a voice that doesn't use words

LISTEN

. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Mar 17, 2020
Play. Explore. Discover.
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Play. Explore. Discover.

The Tree Fort Children's Museum in Moses Lake

The DINO Extravaganza is back!

February 29th at Garden Heights Elementary in Moses Lake from 10 am to 3 pm. So much FUN! Dinosaur Dig Pit, Wind Tunnel, Experiment Bar, New Exhibits, and more. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 25, 2020
Looking for a job?

Looking for a job?

More than 100 employers will be all under one roof

More than 100 employers are expected to attend the 2020 Job and Career Fair scheduled for Thursday, March 5, on the Big Bend Community College campus. This is a community-wide event for ALL Big Bend students and members of the community. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 19, 2020
BBCC Emeritus status granted to Paul Hirai

BBCC Emeritus status granted to Paul Hirai

Former trustee and long-time college supporter and advocate

The Big Bend Community College Board of Trustees granted Paul Hirai, former trustee, and long-time college supporter and advocate, Emeritus status.

For more than five decades, Hirai has nurtured the growth of Big Bend and given generously of both his time and resources to support The College’s mission of providing its students a quality education through excellence in teaching and learning. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 9, 2020
Toss out the D word

Toss out the D word

by Jan Thacker

I'd say the biggest problem I have right now is my rear end. And my belly. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jan 7, 2020
Transitional Studies Program at BBCC celebrates success
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Transitional Studies Program at BBCC celebrates success

Congratulations to the 37 students receiving a GED or high school diploma

Big Bend Community College recently celebrated the success of 37 graduates who received their GED or High School Diplomas over the summer and fall quarters during a ceremony inside the Wallenstien Theater on the BBCC campus.

More than 700 students enrolled in the Transitional Studies Programs at Big Bend have earned diplomas during the last four years (2014-19). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Dec 18, 2019
Big Bend Community College ASB support New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Big Bend Community College ASB support New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

Donating 100 emergency hygiene support kits to be handed out as needed

Big Bend Community College Associated Student Body (ASB) officers recently assembled and delivered 100 emergency hygiene support kits to New Hope Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault services. Each emergency hygiene kit contains deodorant, a washcloth, body soap, shampoo and conditioner, a toothbrush and toothpaste, hair ties, a hairbrush, socks, and lotion. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Dec 12, 2019
Unmanned Aerial Systems program is a win-win for students at BBCC and YVC

Unmanned Aerial Systems program is a win-win for students at BBCC and YVC

Big Bend and Yakima Valley drone training partnership underway

A recent partnership between Big Bend Community College’s Unmanned Systems program and Yakima Valley College, offering classes and even a one-year certificate in Unmanned Aerial Systems to YVC students, is proving successful. The partnership was announced earlier this fall, and the first wave of Yakima Valley students to take advantage of it are getting ready to wrap up the first quarter. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Dec 6, 2019
Serve Moses Lake STREET TALK
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Serve Moses Lake STREET TALK

A message…from Brandon LaBonte, Director

Word on the street is a new Director of Serve Moses Lake is in town. Greetings! My name is Brandon LaBonte, and let me share with you my beautiful family: my wife Melanie Joy, twin sons Ethan Marc and Logan Kyle, daughter Autumn Grace…oh, and dog Vasi. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 21, 2019
Christmas tree at the top

Christmas tree at the top

A family tradition lives on ~ by Melea Johnson

We hiked everywhere. My dad was a logger in Oregon, and he loved to lace up his boots and venture into nature. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 20, 2019
Investing in the future of local college students

Investing in the future of local college students

Boeing donates $100,000 to Big Bend Community College aviation programs

Boeing officials announced a $100,000 gift to Big Bend Community College’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Commercial Pilot programs during a visit to campus Wednesday. The funds will be used by both programs to purchase equipment and support student scholarships. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Oct 1, 2019
To the mom trying really hard

To the mom trying really hard

You are enough

To the mom hiding in the bathroom, because she needs peace for a moment.

To the mom crying after she yelled at her kids and is now feeling guilty. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019
(left to right) BBCC instructor James Leland, Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron Noel, student Kenniston Vogel and Transforming STEM Pathways Grant Director Rafael Villalobos Jr.

Volunteers lend expertise to Grant County Search and Rescue

Helping the community out in a big way

A small group of Big Bend Community College staff and students have taken on the task of using their specialized skills and talents to help their community out in a big way.

BBCC Unmanned Systems Operations Coordinator Byron Noel, Transforming STEM Pathways Grant Director Rafael Villalobos Jr. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 3, 2019
Local students Elizabeth Guadarrama and Fatima Cortez awarded $20,000 scholarships

Local students Elizabeth Guadarrama and Fatima Cortez awarded $20,000 scholarships

Two out of only 500 students selected nationwide

TRiO Upward Bound students Elizabeth Guadarrama and Fatima Cortez have recently been awarded $20,000 scholarships through the Dell Scholars Program. Photo above is Elizabeth Guadarrama (left) and Fatima Cortez (right). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 2, 2019
Quincy Community Heritage Barn unveils new exhibit on March 30, 2019
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Quincy Community Heritage Barn unveils new exhibit on March 30, 2019

Quincy Valley Historical Society brings life to history

You are invited

to celebrate the public unveiling of the new exhibit inside the Community Heritage Barn Saturday, March 30, 2019, beginning at 1:30 pm. It will be a grand celebration as months of tireless research, design, and fabrication have gone into it. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 27, 2019
Penhallurick's on Crab Creek
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Penhallurick's on Crab Creek

Look what Spring brought to Moses Lake

Spring is a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can be. And change is here. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 28, 2019
Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members
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Phi Theta Kappa inducts ten new members

Big Bend Community College students are honored

Ten Big Bend Community College students have officially become members of the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society following the organization’s winter induction ceremony Tuesday evening.

New inductees took the oath of membership in front of family and friends after hearing from guest speaker Lindsay Groce, who has taught Chemistry at Big Bend since 2013. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 21, 2019
Dream it, Be it
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Dream it, Be it

Soroptimist International Moses Lake helps put dreams into action

Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls is a program designed to help girls grow up to be strong, successful women. The program provides girls with access to professional role models, career education and the resources to achieve their dreams. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 17, 2019
Still loading?

Still loading?

by Melea Johnson

I will.. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 20, 2019
COUNTRY SWEETHEARTS Benefit Dinner, Dance & Auction - February 02, 2019
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COUNTRY SWEETHEARTS Benefit Dinner, Dance & Auction - February 02, 2019

Join in for our casual cowboy themed rootin' tootin' heck of a good time!​

The dress is cowboy comfy so feel free to wear your boots, hats & jeans.. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jan 10, 2019
Arree

An unlikely rescue from Moses Lake

By Melea Johnson

It was winter. The lake was frozen in spots enough to be unstable to hold the weight of my much-loved dog, Arree. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 9, 2019
“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
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Being stretched beyond expected

Darin and Amy Hendrickson share their gratitude

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 the mid-1950’s as a family owned and operated business. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Dec 23, 2018
Old Fashioned Christmas in the Pioneer Church circa 1904
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Old Fashioned Christmas in the Pioneer Church circa 1904

Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum invites you and your family

You are invited to a meaningful Christmas Celebration in the Pioneer Church with readings, Scripture, traditional Carols, and the lighting of the tree in the German tradition. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018
(From left to right) Big Bend Chief Flight Instructor John Marc Swedburg and BBCC Foundation Executive Director LeAnne Parton accept the keys to the Beechcraft Sport B-19 from Ann and Kevin Peterson.

Christmas comes early for Big Bend Aviation program

Santa delivers a Beechcraft Sport B-19 aircraft

The Big Bend Community College Aviation Program received an early Christmas present this year in the form of a Beechcraft Sport B-19 aircraft, and Santa Claus came in the form of Kevin and Ann Peterson of Seattle who delivered the plane to the Grant County Airport in October.

The Peterson’s connection to the BBCC Aviation Program began about 20 years ago when they first purchased the airplane. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 26, 2018
Big Bend Community College ASB officers helped deliver more than 600 books to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs.
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Pick out your favorite book and take it home!

More than 600 books delivered to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin

Big Bend Community College ASB officers recently helped deliver more than 600 books to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Columbia Basin. The delivery was the result of a partnership between the college and First Book. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 25, 2018
Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch

Saturdays and Sundays in Quincy

The Quincy Valley Lions Club in conjunction with Becerra Gardens presents their annual Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch, September 29 through October 28, 2018.

Cost is $6 per person and includes the mazes, a pumpkin of choice, games, and activities. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Oct 28, 2018
Care Sack lunches delivered to Serve Moses Lake

Care Sack lunches delivered to Serve Moses Lake

Over 5500 lunches have been made to feed those in need

For the past 21 months, a group of volunteers gathers every Tuesday evening to make sack lunches for those in need. The group varies from week to week but they show up, take their places and begin the assembly process. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Oct 6, 2018
Rob Johnson studies the water for his swim
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Swim Across America

The Moses Lake Swim in 2013 revisited. For a purpose.

In 2013, Moses Lake hosted a swim event in coordination with the Seattle SAA to raise funds for cancer research. swim. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Sep 1, 2018
Quilt made and donated (for a past auction event) by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA
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Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale October 6, 2018

Supporting relief in the midst of a hurting world

The Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale is one of over 47 relief sales held in the United States and Canada.  Proceeds from these relief sales support the international relief, development and service ministries of the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 30, 2018
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

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 connection with Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade— a nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 14, 2018
Get busy living

Get busy living

By Melea Johnson

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 too busy with work and perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to go places and do things and explore with your family creating forever memories?

We sometimes forget to capture that very moment called now. The moment when we realize we tend to busy our days with projects that have no apparent pause button and we lose our ability to have fun. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 29, 2018
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

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN
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SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN

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

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 community. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 28, 2018
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

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 Studies Program at Big Bend have earned diplomas during the last four years (2014-18). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
Harvest Mobile Market comes to Quincy JUNE 20

Harvest Mobile Market comes to Quincy JUNE 20

FREE FOOD for anyone who needs some

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 perishable items, is available for those in need. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 19, 2018
Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party
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Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party

Dine, Give, Dance

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 local K-5 children through the Care4Kids program, $32k in College Scholarships to local students, $22k in Live Your Dream – Education & Training Awards for local Women, support to 80+ girls in the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program, and continued support and awareness by the Domestic Violence program. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published May 31, 2018
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

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018
Hike 22 for the 22

Hike 22 for the 22

22-kilometer hike scheduled to shine light on suicide prevention

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018
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

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 Computer Science program, which will be used to support students working towards a Systems Administration- Data Center Specialization certification. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018
Kevin Parker

Mayors Prayer Breakfast

Welcome Speaker Kevin Parker

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 Parker owns Dutch Bros. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 30, 2018
Being a Foster Parent is pure love
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Being a Foster Parent is pure love

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

There are nearly 9,000 children currently in foster care in Washington State. Children enter foster care through no fault of their own. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 24, 2018
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

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Apr 18, 2018
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

­­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 Upward Bound, students are pledging their commitment to pursuing a college education. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 18, 2018
FREE YOUR FEET

FREE YOUR FEET

By Melea Johnson

Look what spring brought. Fresh perspective. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 27, 2018
Growing up with the gate open

Growing up with the gate open

By Melea Johnson

He wasn't really a horse. He was a Welsh pony and an ornery one. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 24, 2018
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 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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 22, 2018
Earth Day is EVERY DAY

Earth Day is EVERY DAY

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

SUNDAY, APRIL 22 .. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Mar 14, 2018
Enjoying the silent auction portion of the evening
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Cellarbration! for Education

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

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 for Big Bend Community College. The event was the first of its kind and boasted an upscale meal paired with regional wines and afford locals the opportunity to get dressed to the nines!

Although a bit hesitant, the BBCC Foundation’s Board of Directors green lit the very first “Gourmet Wine & Dinner Auction” in 2002 hosted at the Moses Lake Golf & Country Club. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Mar 14, 2018
What are my career options?
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What are my career options?

BBCC connects job seekers and students with employers and career programs

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 that registered to attend. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Mar 2, 2018
8th Annual Children's Art Show
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8th Annual Children's Art Show

Big Bend Cooperative Preschool Focuses on Learning through Play

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 Show hosted by Big Bend Cooperative Preschool.

The evening will include live music, raffle baskets, silent auction, appetizers and cash bar. More...

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Feb 28, 2018
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

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 membership in a ceremony highlighted by guest speaker Melinda Dourte — BBCC graduate, PTK sponsor, and executive assistant to the president at Big Bend Community College. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 15, 2018
A Farmer's Story
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A Farmer's Story

You are Part of the Land You Work

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

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 11, 2018
Now please

Now please

By Melea Johnson

I will.. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 5, 2018
By Jan Thacker

By Jan Thacker

New Year’s Eve is such an interesting time. The whole world celebrates the fall of one year and the rise of the next. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 28, 2018
100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

Big Bend 2017 nursing program graduates pose for a photo before their official pinning ceremony on June 17. All 17 of the graduates passed the NCLEX-RN licensure exam on their first attempt. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Aug 26, 2017
Sue Tebow Named Charles Eastin Award Recipient

Sue Tebow Named Charles Eastin Award Recipient

Press Release posted by Randy BLODGETT on February 20, 2017

The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) has named Sue Tebow, agri.CULTURE, Moses Lake, Washington, the Charles Eastin Award Recipient for 2017. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 20, 2017
Top 5 Ways to Show Your Local Law Enforcement Some Love
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Top 5 Ways to Show Your Local Law Enforcement Some Love

Once every 51 hours, an officer is killed in the line of duty. That number is staggering. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jul 28, 2016
A Man Cave Gone Right - A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family
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A Man Cave Gone Right

A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family

“Orlando is about as far away geographically as we can be from a US neighbor. However, the hurt and harm done there resonates deeply with myself, the staff of the Venue, and likely most of our readers. More...

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Jun 16, 2016