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Craft Out Cancer - A Brew Fest in Moses Lake

Craft Out Cancer - A Brew Fest in Moses Lake

An event to benefit family, friends and neighbors locally who are battling cancer

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Sep 13, 2019
Columbia Basin Cancer Foundation and Ten Pin Brewing present the 2nd annual Craft Out Cancer Brew Fest in Moses Lake at Ten Pin Brewing's outdoor event space. It's like a park they built next to the brewery to make it ...
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Mark Poth

Mark Poth gets nod as full-time Athletic Director

Big Bend Community College

Rise & Shine Published Sep 4, 2019
Big Bend Community College has announced that former Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Poth has been given the nod to become the Vikings new full-time Athletic Director.

Poth held the interim title for the last 2 years and was ...
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Photo courtesy of Chelan Ridge

Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch Field Trip with the Wenatchee River Institute on October 3rd

Learn about raptor biology and hone your identification skills

Travel & Leisure Published Sep 3, 2019
Each fall thousands of hawks, eagles, and falcons fly along a high ridge above Lake Chelan on their way to winter territories. Join Wenatchee River Institute for a field trip to the Chelan Ridge Hawkwatch International (HWI) observation point to ...
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It's a classy affair and YOU are invited!

It's a classy affair and YOU are invited!

Admission and hors d' oeuvres are FREE

V Gallery Published Aug 19, 2019
If you have never attended a live theater performance this is your chance to experience why so many love it. Masquers Theater has been an icon in our region for 40 years and oh the stories they have told! They welcome ...
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Beers, Brats and the Chicken Dance
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Beers, Brats and the Chicken Dance

– all that and more at the 49th annual Odessa Deutschesfest. Eins, zwei, g’suffa!

Travel & Leisure Food & Drink Published Aug 13, 2019
In its 49th year, the Odessa community is hosting Deutschesfest, a festival tribute to the small town’s German heritage. With German music drifting down the streets of this small farming town, the delicious scent of homemade German staples fills ...
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Patrick Moberg, Jerry Moberg, Colin Kearns & Mary Moberg Rathbone

Jerry Moberg & Associates announces name change

The reflection of a growing firm

Published Aug 13, 2019
Jerry Moberg & Associates (JM&A) is pleased to announce their name change to Moberg, Rathbone, Kearns. The name reflects the growing firm with the company name now being shared with Mary Moberg Rathbone and Colin Kearns, partners with the firm. <...
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BBCC Nursing Program graduates

BBCC nursing graduates pass the licensure exam

Another reason to CELEBRATE!

Health Matters Published Aug 10, 2019
Big Bend Community College 2019 nursing program graduates were just given another cause for celebration. Since receiving their degrees last month, all 18 graduates have taken the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and passed on their first attempt. The 100-percent pass rate has become ...
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Eric Van Woert, Jim Van Woert, Sharon Van Woert, Brennan Bean, Aaron Van Woert
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A visit with Jim and Sharon Van Woert

Thirty-five years at the helm of Olde World Trading Company ~ By Ben Getz

For Goodness Sake Published Jul 21, 2019
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 ...
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BBCC Simulation Technology student Elizabeth Lnenicka works on a manikin in the program’s simulation lab.

BBCC Simulation Technology program obtains accreditation status

Big Bend is one of the first to offer a Medical Simulation degree in Washington State

Health Matters Published Jul 19, 2019
The Big Bend Community College Simulation Technology program has just earned provisional accreditation status from the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), the largest healthcare simulation accrediting body in the world. SSH accreditation is a peer-reviewed, customized evaluation of a ...
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A perfect summer activity for the aspiring young actor

A perfect summer activity for the aspiring young actor

Announcing the CAST of the Masquers Theater Summer Youth Program show

V Gallery Published Jul 18, 2019
The Masquers Theater is happy to announce the cast of the Summer Youth Program show, Adventures of a Comic Book Artist. They couldn’t be happier with the turnout for their 2nd Annual Children’s Theater Camp. They have 33 kiddos ...
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HOT OFF THE PRESS

HOT OFF THE PRESS

Summertime action and entertainment in Eastern Washington

Published Jul 16, 2019
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Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday
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Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday

13th Legislative District Representative Alex Ybarra will address the class

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 12, 2019
Graduates as old as 60, and as young as 17 will cross the stage Friday evening at the 2019 Big Bend Community College Commencement Ceremony to receive their degrees. The ceremony takes place at Lions Field in Downtown Moses Lake and will begin ...
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OSWFTT
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OSWFTT

Don't look back. You're not going that way. ~ by Melea Johnson

Rise & Shine Published Jun 7, 2019
I’m not sure which one of us came up with our team name, but I do know as soon as it was blurted out we unanimously agreed with conviction it was definitely our name. Our shirts would read OSWFTT. ...
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Casino Queen

Casino Queen

A visit with local singer, songwriter, and guitarist, Danny Payne ~ by Brandon Smith

V Gallery Published Jun 6, 2019
I recently sat down with Danny Payne, singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the local band Casino Queen to talk about songwriting and the future of his band. For the sake of transparency, I should mention that Casino Queen is also ...
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The Mrs.
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Album release by local musician Rylei Franks

The Mrs. is a collaboration between Rylei and his wife Briana

V Gallery Published May 29, 2019
Local rising musician Rylei Franks is launching a new album—The Mrs. The album is currently available for pre-order online, but it officially releases June 1st, 2019. The Mrs. was completed as a collaboration between Rylei and his wife Briana Franks, ...
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A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.
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A visit with the man Chuck Yarbro Jr.

The well-known auctioneer who continues to bring people together to make something positive happen ~ by Ben Getz

For Goodness Sake Published May 24, 2019
Have you ever been to an auction? If you have been to any farm or estate sales in the Inland Pacific Northwest over the last four decades, there is a pretty good chance you have heard the vocal stylings of ...
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