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Nearly 500 Big Bend grads preparing to March Friday

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

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.

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.

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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The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills

The Legacy Resort at Frenchman Hills

The home of your dreams or a perfect vacation get-away. Welcome.

Travel & Leisure Published May 23, 2019
As a vacation get-away envision your family enjoying summer water sports of boating, fishing and sunbathing; golf with family and ...
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Dani Dunlap, BBCC Aviation Student

I will be a pilot

Big Bend Community College student, Dani Dunlap, sets her sight on a lofty goal

Travel & Leisure Published May 17, 2019
by Melea Johnson ~ One year ago, on May 18, an energetic group of Big Bend Community College students was happily washing cars to raise funds for the aviation program enrolled in. Their cheerful faces and outward enthusiasm drew drivers in whether ...
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Terry, Jacob and Tom

2019 Cellarbration! for Education

What’s better than good food, good wine, and good friends celebrating a good cause?

Food & Drink Published May 16, 2019
What’s better than good food, good wine, and good friends celebrating a good cause? Nothing if you ask the BBCC Foundation!

The Foundation’s annual auction event, known as Cellarbration! for Education, has raised more than $1 million ...
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Always Listen to The Mrs.

Always Listen to The Mrs.

A new album proving the beauty of teamwork

V Gallery Published May 16, 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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Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center in Moses Lake

A branch high school campus with TUITION FREE advanced technical and professional training

Published May 14, 2019
CBTECH is an advanced high school with Industry trained instructors, utilizing the latest technology to enhance your high school experience. We act as a branch campus of your high school and offer advanced technical and professional training in highly competitive, ...
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To the mom trying really hard

To the mom trying really hard

You are enough

For Goodness Sake Published May 8, 2019
To the mom hiding in the bathroom, because she needs peace for a moment.

To the mom crying after she yelled at her kids and is now feeling guilty.

To the mom trying to fit in ...
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Mason’s Place: Your Home Away from Home

Mason’s Place: Your Home Away from Home

The story of how it all began four years ago

Food & Drink Published May 1, 2019
When home for the summer from her college in Illinois, waitressing at a truck stop and mixing unlikely, experimental drinks out of leftover coffee, Heather Mason couldn’t have known that she’d one day find herself the proprietor of ...
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Sanbon High School Principal Kim Jong Un and Vice President of Learning and Student Success Dr. Bryce Humpherys sign a Memorandum of Understanding and are currently planning to offer an opportunity for Sanbon high school seniors to spend a few months studying at BBCC.

Big Bend Community College & South Korean High School & University sign MOU

Agreement to cooperate with one another in pursuing educational exchanges

Travel & Leisure Published May 1, 2019
On Friday, while on a visit to Gunpo, South Korea, Big Bend Community College Vice President of Learning & Student Success Bryce Humpherys and representatives from Sanbon Technical High School and Cheongju University each signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing ...
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Poth family

26th Annual Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

A Celebration of Faith and Community

Published Apr 30, 2019
On Tuesday, May 7th, in the ATEC Building on the Big Bend Community College campus, a celebration of faith and community will take place beginning at 7 AM. You are invited.

The Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast began in 1993 and ...
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A walk thru the past ...

A walk thru the past ...

Grant County Historical Museum offers guided tours until 4PM

Travel & Leisure Published Apr 25, 2019
OPENING DAY May 4th, 2019, this historic museum provides an amazing experience for young and old with a collection of old photos, tools, farm equipment, rocks, Wanapum, and Sinkiuse Indian artifacts, cowboy paraphernalia, clothing, documents, and household furnishings from the homestead ...
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Upward Bound to a college education!

Upward Bound to a college education!

TRiO Upward Bound inducts 38 new members

Published Apr 25, 2019
Thirty-eight high school students from Grant and Adams counties were formally welcomed into Big Bend Community College’s TRiO Upward Bound Program in April.

The program aims to get more high school students into college, and by joining ...
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