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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

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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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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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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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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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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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
Authored by Shawn Cardwell

The public is invited to visit and contribute to the World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit. The show will include national, state and regional history of wartime life overseas and at ...
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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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I am ready. Or not.

I am ready. Or not.

By Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Jun 28, 2018
I had never swum a one-mile distance in a race before and with every early morning moment passing, the details of the race were being revealed and I was challenged to perceive what was coming in the next 30 minutes of ...
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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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Big Bend Community College nursing graduates celebrated the end of their academic program with a special pinning ceremony Saturday.

BBCC nursing program sends off 16 graduates

Welcome to the nursing profession!

Published Jun 19, 2018
The Big Bend Community College nursing program bid their 16 graduating students farewell during a special pinning ceremony inside Wallenstien Theater Saturday.

Graduates were surrounded by family and friends as they received their nursing pins and recited the official ...
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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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Focus on Fiction

Focus on Fiction

Write on the River - summer workshop weekend

V Gallery Published Jun 5, 2018
Saturday, June 23 is our summer workshop weekend, Focus on Fiction. Playwright and past WOTR presenter Bill Johnson will present "Nailing Narrative Fiction," and award-winning author and WOTR past presenter Anthea Sharp will present "Writing to market: it's not what you ...
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Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Big Bend Community College 2018 Viking Volleyball Camps

Registration discount if registered before June 15th....for students grades 5 through 12

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018
Camps are open to students grades five through 12 and offer participants a chance to learn more about volleyball and further develop their playing skills.

Camp for students grades five through eight takes place June 25-27 and camp for ...
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Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

Let's talk Plant-Based Eating

What is the hype and should I care?

Health Matters Food & Drink Published May 31, 2018
You may have heard the buzz about a ‘Plant-Based Diet’ or Plant-Based Eating. Have you wondered what all the hype is, and if you should care? Whether you are completely content with your current diet or have a real desire ...
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