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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
A spring painting project idea for kids

A spring painting project idea for kids

by Chris Hansen

This first project is to paint pictures of bugs, birds, hearts, (or whatever you decide on), on small canvases, easily found in the art section at Walmart or JoAnn Fabrics or online.

Find a bug, bird, or other references out of magazines, books, or online, to use to draw your design on the small canvas. More...

Published Apr 1, 2020
Three Billy Goats Gruff

Three Billy Goats Gruff

A kindergarten lesson shared by teacher Candace Pitts

Background Knowledge

Read the story, The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone. If you don’t have the story at home your child can listen to the story on YouTube. More...

Published Mar 31, 2020
Eric Van Woert, Jim Van Woert, Sharon Van Woert, Brennan Bean, Aaron Van Woert
Gallery: 9 images

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
GOOD VIBES NUTRITION
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GOOD VIBES NUTRITION

By Melea Johnson

Sometimes you are simply drawn to people who clearly exude enthusiasm for what they do. At 112 E Third Ave downtown Moses Lake I met business owner, Marisol Alcaraz, for just that reason. More...

Health Matters Published Mar 25, 2020
No fluff here. Just results.
Gallery: 10 images

No fluff here. Just results.

Kris’ Skincare Studio

VENUE Magazine had the opportunity to meet Kris Fisk, and we are impressed.

The Studio

In 2013, Kris opened her skin care studio in Royal City. More...

Health Matters Published Mar 24, 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
Take care of the golf balls first

Take care of the golf balls first

By Melea Johnson

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. More...

V Gallery Rise & Shine 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
Modified hazardous materials suits may look startling?

Modified hazardous materials suits may look startling?

The City Of Moses Lake Fire Department is operating under the Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan

The City Of Moses Lake Fire Department is operating under the Emergency Continuity of Operations Plan. We want our citizens to know that in an effort to keep our responders healthy and able to respond to your emergencies, we will be responding to all medical calls in a modified hazardous materials suit. More...

Health Matters Published Mar 17, 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
Taza Schaming / photo credit Jada Schaming
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Clark's nutcrackers, pivotal players in Washington’s mountain habits

A Wenatchee River Institute Red Barn Event in Leavenworth

Clark’s nutcrackers and whitebark pines have a fascinating relationship. The trees provide fatty seeds with more calories per pound than chocolate, and the birds plant the seeds by caching them for winter calories. More...

Published Mar 7, 2020
Carol Betker, Artist shares her talent

Carol Betker, Artist shares her talent

Artwork featured on the COVER of Othello Sandhill Crane Festival brochure

Carol Betker has been painting in acrylic and oil for more years than she wishes to reveal and has over 20 years of experience teaching art in the public schools of Finley and Burbank, WA. Her inspiration comes from local scenery and moments of time stored in her memory. More...

V Gallery Published Mar 3, 2020
50 sack lunches ready to serve with a handwritten message of inspiration

50 sack lunches ready to serve with a handwritten message of inspiration

TRiO Upward Bound students mark TRiO Day with a way to help others

Students in Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program recently got together to assemble sack lunches for community members in need. They came up with the project as a way to mark National TRiO Day, which is celebrated across the country each February to raise awareness about the importance of educational opportunities for low-income and/or first-generation students. More...

Published Feb 26, 2020
A little girl KNEW something good was going to happen. And it did.

A little girl KNEW something good was going to happen. And it did.

By Melea Johnson

The year was 2005. An eight-year-old girl had been excited all day to go to a professional ballet performance with her Aunt. More...

V Gallery Published Feb 26, 2020
Play. Explore. Discover.
Gallery: 21 images

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
Look Up! It's a bird...It's a CRANE! (Nearly 35,000 of them.)

Look Up! It's a bird...It's a CRANE! (Nearly 35,000 of them.)

Sandhill Crane Festival - March 20, 21, 22, 2020 - CANCELLED

THIS EVENT HAS UNFORTUNATELY BEEN CANCELLED
Why do they come to Othello? A wildlife wonder, the Sandhill Crane, Grus candensis, returns to the Othello area every year. These large birds (4 feet tall, a 6-foot wingspan), with long necks and legs, migrate in great flocks from their wintering in California, all the way to Alaska. More...

Travel & Leisure Published Feb 20, 2020
ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY
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ENORMOUS: THE GORGE STORY

New Documentary about Quincy's Legendary Music Venue, Gorge Amphitheater

Trafalgar Releasing announces the upcoming release of Enormous: The Gorge Story, featuring interviews with artists including Dave Matthews, Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Jason Mraz, John Oates (Hall & Oates) and performance footage from Mumford & Sons, Elvis Costello, and Bob Dylan.

Coming to cinemas across the US for a ONE-NIGHT ONLY event on April 28, 2020. More...

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Feb 19, 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