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Northwest Ag Presents the Moses Lake Demolition Derby
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Northwest Ag Presents the Moses Lake Demolition Derby

A Moses Lake Phenomenon

The cars are sliding, spinning, rolling, and of course CRASHING. This event is guaranteed to provide hours entertainment for all ages. More...

Published Aug 15, 2018
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

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 connection with Operation Homefront’s annual Back-to-School Brigade— a nationwide school supply collection and distribution campaign. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Aug 14, 2018
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

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 at least two years of data reporting from the college. More...

Published Jul 27, 2018
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

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 distribution equipment and cable trays, made general electric upgrades and provided the required parts and labor to transform the college’s Computer Science server lab. More...

Published Jul 21, 2018
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

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018
Get busy living

Get busy living

By Melea Johnson

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 too busy with work and perfectionism and people-pleasing that you forgot to go places and do things and explore with your family creating forever memories?

We sometimes forget to capture that very moment called now. The moment when we realize we tend to busy our days with projects that have no apparent pause button and we lose our ability to have fun. More...

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 29, 2018
World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.
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World War I in Grant County: A Traveling Exhibit.

Regional museums collaborate on the home front

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 home. More...

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018
SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN
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SUMMER FOOD PROGRAM FOR HUNGRY CHILDREN

During summer vacation, kids age 2 - 18 are welcome to enjoy a nutritious meal.

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 community. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 28, 2018
I am ready. Or not.

I am ready. Or not.

By Melea Johnson

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 my life. My eyes could only visualize what my mind was ready to comprehend and I found even with the best swim goggles made by man, I could only see I was in deep trouble. More...

Rise & Shine Published Jun 28, 2018
Big Bend Community College nursing graduates celebrated the end of their academic program with a special pinning ceremony Saturday.
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BBCC nursing program sends off 16 graduates

Welcome to the nursing profession!

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 Nurse’s Pledge – both a symbolic welcoming into the nursing profession. More...

Published Jun 19, 2018
Harvest Mobile Market comes to Quincy JUNE 20

Harvest Mobile Market comes to Quincy JUNE 20

FREE FOOD for anyone who needs some

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 perishable items, is available for those in need. More...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 19, 2018
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

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 Studies Program at Big Bend have earned diplomas during the last four years (2014-18). More...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018
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

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 students grades nine through 12 is scheduled for June 27-29. More...

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018
Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party
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Spring into Summer at the Soroptimist Dinner Party

Dine, Give, Dance

The Spring into Summer – Soroptimist Dinner Party is the annual fundraiser for Soroptimist Moses Lake. Introduced to the community in 2014, the fundraiser has provided funding for Moses Lake Soroptimist to serve the local community, including 500 care packs & 1000+ hygiene kits to local K-5 children through the Care4Kids program, $32k in College Scholarships to local students, $22k in Live Your Dream – Education & Training Awards for local Women, support to 80+ girls in the Dream It, Be It: Career Support for Girls program, and continued support and awareness by the Domestic Violence program. More...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published May 31, 2018
MOTHER'S DAY
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MOTHER'S DAY

Here are some IDEAS to make the day very special

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Food & Drink Published May 2, 2018
Hike 22 for the 22

Hike 22 for the 22

22-kilometer hike scheduled to shine light on suicide prevention

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018
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"

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 share their work and their passion for writing. More...

V Gallery Published May 2, 2018
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

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. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018
Soap Lake

Don't just do something. Sit there.

By Melea Johnson

There are no shortcuts to anyplace worth going. Take your time. More...

Travel & Leisure Published May 2, 2018
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

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 Computer Science program, which will be used to support students working towards a Systems Administration- Data Center Specialization certification. More...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018