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Olde World Trading

Olde World Trading

Home of the Unusual

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018
You won't believe what you find here. When you walk through the door it is like you are traveling to parts of the world you have only dreamed of going. And, you will want to go back to...again and ...
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Old Fashioned Christmas in the Pioneer Church circa 1904

Old Fashioned Christmas in the Pioneer Church circa 1904

Quincy Valley Historical Society & Museum invites you and your family

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Dec 13, 2018
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. Refreshments to follow in the Reiman-Simmons House.  
Saturday, December 15, ...
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Francisca Juarez with BBCC Automotive instructor, John Martin.

BBCC automotive graduate Francisca Juarez selected for Tesla training program

Preparing for a career with electric vehicle manufacturer

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 5, 2018
Recent Big Bend Community College graduate Francisca Juarez has officially been accepted into the Tesla START Student Automotive Technician Program at Shoreline Community College. Tesla START is a 12-week intensive training program that prepares students for a career with the ...
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"Elegant Travelers on a Journey"

"Elegant Travelers on a Journey"

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival announces the 2019 Theme

Travel & Leisure Published Dec 3, 2018
The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival today announced the 2019 theme as “Elegant Travelers on a Journey”.  The 22nd annual festival will be held March 22, 23, 24, 2019 in Othello Washington. With the celebration of the spring migration of the Sandhill cranes, the festival ...
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The cast of live theater performers for The Rented Christmas

Masquers Theater in Soap Lake presents The Rented Christmas

A warm story for the holiday season

V Gallery Published Nov 29, 2018
Based on the short story by J. Lillian Vandervere, the story of how John Dale’s rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned, makes this a warm story for the holiday season.
The Rented Christmas is ...
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Agricultural Appreciation Parade & Street Party

Agricultural Appreciation Parade & Street Party

November 30th. Starts at 5 PM at Sinkiuse Square, downtown Moses Lake. Be there!

Published Nov 27, 2018
Moses Lake is proud of its location in the heartland of the Northwest’s most diversified agricultural region. The Moses Lake Agricultural Appreciation Parade pays tribute to Moses Lake’s agricultural heritage…past, present and future! Those that participate light ...
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(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

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 26, 2018
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 ...
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Big Bend Community College ASB officers helped deliver more than 600 books to kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs.

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

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 25, 2018
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.

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You are a part of the land you work

You are a part of the land you work

Thank you to our farm and ranch families

For Goodness Sake Published Nov 24, 2018
(writing below is by an 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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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 Nov 20, 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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TRICK OR TREAT

TRICK OR TREAT

Downtown merchants offer a treat-filled evening for your kiddos

For Goodness Sake Published Oct 29, 2018
Trick or Treat?

The downtown merchants in these communities are preparing for a treat-filled evening for your kiddos. A great way to have fun and be safe at the same time!

Moses Lake
Bring the ...
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Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch

Harvest Mazes and Pumpkin Patch

Saturdays and Sundays in Quincy

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Oct 28, 2018
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. Children 2 years ...
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The (Somewhat) Interesting History of Halloween

The (Somewhat) Interesting History of Halloween

article/Venue Magazine

Published Oct 28, 2018

This month, happiness appears to come in the form of tons upon tons of chocolate, billions of those tiny candy corns, and caramel covered popcorn balls and apples. Halloween is without question one of America's sweetest holiday traditions with billions ...
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Experience Live Theater

Experience Live Theater

Unsinkable Molly Brown at Masquers Theater in Soap Lake

V Gallery Published Oct 20, 2018
The Unsinkable Molly Brown Directed by Patty Jardine, Assistant Director Mistya Zaleski and Music Director Stacey Bresee is an uplifting and uniquely American spirited tale with miners, brawls, pretty girls, love and romance!This grand musical is a tour de ...
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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 Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Oct 6, 2018
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. Spreading ...
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Odessa's own German band, the Oom Pas and Mas, has been a part of Deutschesfest since its beginning in 1971

Willkommen to Odessa Deutschesfest

A three-day celebration of German-Russian heritage

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 12, 2018
Odessa's celebration of its German-Russian heritage has grown into one of the largest and most prestigious community festivals in the region. Sponsored by the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, the festival is a three-day extravaganza of entertainment, food, sports, music, and ...
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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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Bharatanatyam Classical Dance of India

Celebration of CULTURES October 13, 2018

Festival for all ages in Quincy

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 9, 2018
Where: Heritage Park in Quincy
When: Saturday, October 13 / 10AM to 3PM
Why: To share our uniqueness and celebrate our unity.

A fun FREE festival filled with music, dance, food, and arts will be an experience you ...
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Skagen Jet Boat Weekend at MarDon Resort

Skagen Jet Boat Weekend at MarDon Resort

beach, bonfires, jet boats, and music by Seattle's Iron Dragon

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 4, 2018
Skagen Jet Boat Weekend beginning Friday, September 7th and goes thru the weekend.

This big family event scores big with a variety of jet boats tearing up the waters. Get warm with big bonfires and rock out with ...
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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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Wine and Live Music at Michael's Market and Bistro every Saturday at 4PM

Wine and Live Music at Michael's Market and Bistro every Saturday at 4PM

Outdoor seating on the patio, wine tasting, and friends. Perfect.

V Gallery Food & Drink Published Aug 30, 2018
You didn't know there is wine tasting and live music every Saturday at Michael's Market and Bistro in Moses Lake? Now you do. 4:00 pm be there! Nice.
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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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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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