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MOTHER'S DAY

MOTHER'S DAY

Here are some IDEAS to make the day very special

Food & Drink Published May 2, 2018
We've got a Mother's Day gift idea for every superwoman on your list! Moms, step-moms, mom-in-laws, grandmas, foster moms, and those special ones you wish you could call "mom".
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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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Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Big Bend Instructor, Author Matthew Sullivan selected to share his passion for writing

Represented at Eastern Washington University's 2018 "Get Lit! Festival"

V Gallery Published May 2, 2018
Big Bend Community College (BBCC) English Department Senior Faculty member Matthew Sullivan was in Spokane last month participating in Eastern Washington University’s Get Lit! Festival.

Each spring, the Get Lit! Festival invites selected authors to Spokane to ...
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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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Soap Lake

Don't just do something. Sit there.

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published May 2, 2018
There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. Take your time. Be still. Listen. Wait. Schedule time to rest. On purpose. Running flat out to accomplish a certain something is not the most important if the sacrifice along the way ...
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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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Be the best version of yourself.

An interveiw with Cynthia Dano, Certified Life Coach and Radical Remission Instructor

Take one step at a time

Health Matters Published Apr 23, 2018
VENUE Magazine had the pleasure of visiting with Cynthia Dano to learn about how she is helping others and why?
We invite you to follow along through our question/answer session. If you relate please feel free to contact ...
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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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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 Apr 5, 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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WAIT UNTIL DARK

Masquers brings suspense to the theater. We visited with Director Nick Mahaney

WAIT UNTIL DARK opens April 13

V Gallery Published Mar 28, 2018
Masquers Theater presents Wait Until Dark with the opening on April 13. We at VM were curious about this upcoming play so we sat down with Nick Mahaney, Director and asked him a few questions.

VM. What is the ...
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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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This place is so lovely...

This place is so lovely...

Seed Cupboard Nursery in Royal City, Washington

Travel & Leisure Published Mar 22, 2018
Traveling from Seattle, I crossed the Vantage bridge and took a right onto Highway 26. Only a mere 16 miles of picturesque driving later, I came upon a place (I will come back to every chance I get.) Left off the highway, ...
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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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HOT OFF THE PRESS

HOT OFF THE PRESS

For Goodness Sake V Gallery Travel & Leisure Food & Drink Published Mar 21, 2018
It's not the air, the water, or even the feel of freshness. It's just geography. We live where the sun shines and there is nothing that rejuvenates a soggy soul more quickly than the springtime golden rays. We don't take ...
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Wine and Music

Wine and Music

Every Saturday at 4:00 pm

V Gallery Food & Drink Published Mar 21, 2018
Did you 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! Oh, and thru the month of MARCH, you save 20% on any bottle of Washington ...
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Cow notes

Cow notes

By Melea Johnson

Travel & Leisure Published Mar 20, 2018
In one of the rural communities in the middle of our state, the ones that are so beautiful that they blend together and make you forget their names, I stopped my car and watched the cattle in a field. There ...
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Paul McDermand

One Enchanted Evening with Paul McDermand

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
TUESDAY, APRIL 10 at 7:00pm
Wallenstien Theatre
Call for tickets (509) 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Exotic instruments from the Mainland to the Islands is a journey from the Latin fire of Caravan to ...
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duo baldo

Duo Baldo in concert

Central Basin Community Concert Association production

V Gallery Published Mar 14, 2018
TUESDAY, MAY 1 at 7:00pm
Call for tickets at 509 760-6908 or purchase at Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce

Renowned violinist Brad Repp and pianist/actor Aldo Gentileschi are the madness and brilliance behind the musical comedy that is ...
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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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The 2018 Vintage Faire

The 2018 Vintage Faire

Okanogan County Fairgrounds April 28

V Gallery Travel & Leisure Published Feb 21, 2018
Every Spring the Vintage Faire gals and over 50 vendors transform the Okanogan's dusty county fairgrounds into a vintage wonderland. There are three large buildings including a beef barn, busting at the seams with quality furniture, repurposed goods, enamelware, and farm ...
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