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First Annual Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest September 15, 2018

First Annual Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest September 15, 2018

Presented by the Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation along with Ten Pin Brewing

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Sep 10, 2018
Where: Ten Pin Park, 1149 N. Stratford
When: Saturday, September 15th
Time: 1pm-7pm

Why?: To support your neighbors with cancer. All Proceeds to benefit Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation and its services.

This event features 10 ...
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Rob Johnson studies the water for his swim

Swim Across America

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

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Sep 1, 2018
In 2013, Moses Lake hosted a swim event in coordination with the Seattle SAA to raise funds for cancer research. swim. The Director of the Seattle Swim, David Day, attended the Moses Lake swim to encourage our community and support our ...
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Quilt made and donated (for a past auction event) by Mary Cender Miller, Seattle, WA

Mennonite Country Auction & Relief Sale October 6, 2018

Supporting relief in the midst of a hurting world

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 30, 2018
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). Service is ...
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Teens in Foster Care need families too

Teens in Foster Care need families too

By: Hayley Stoebner, Recruitment Coordinator with FosteringWA

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 18, 2018
Does the very thought of a having a teenager in your home make you shudder with fear? You are not alone! The teen years can be trying for parents and caregivers (not to mention for the teens themselves), but those ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Now please

Now please

By Melea Johnson

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 5, 2018
I will..... live by new rules. Be open to new possibilities. Make dinner a nightly event. Jump in a pool with my clothes on. Miss my flight home, several times. Acquire a new couch. Enjoy life every day.

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By Jan Thacker

By Jan Thacker

For Goodness Sake Published Jan 28, 2018
New Year’s Eve is such an interesting time. The whole world celebrates the fall of one year and the rise of the next. At the stroke of midnight, bleary-eyed partiers in plastic hats plant slobbery sentimental kisses on spouses ...
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100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

100 Percent Pass Rate for Big Bend Community College Nursing Grads

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Aug 26, 2017
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.

The Big Bend Community College Nursing program has been ...
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Sue Tebow Named Charles Eastin Award Recipient

Sue Tebow Named Charles Eastin Award Recipient

Press Release posted by Randy BLODGETT on February 20, 2017

For Goodness Sake Published Feb 20, 2017
The Agriculture Council of America (ACA) has named Sue Tebow, agri.CULTURE, Moses Lake, Washington, the Charles Eastin Award Recipient for 2017. This award honors an individual who stands out as an advocate for accurate communications between rural and urban audiences. ...
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Top 5 Ways to Show Your Local Law Enforcement Some Love

Top 5 Ways to Show Your Local Law Enforcement Some Love

For Goodness Sake Published Jul 28, 2016
Once every 51 hours, an officer is killed in the line of duty. That number is staggering. These 5 little ways to show your love for officers in your area sounds so simple and minor after reading that number, doesn't it? One ...
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A Man Cave Gone Right - A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family

A Man Cave Gone Right

A Celebration of Love, Friends, and Family

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Published Jun 16, 2016
“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. We have a ...
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