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Published Jul 21, 2018

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’...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018

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.

Funded through Washington’s 1418 Open Doors legislation, the Open Doors program assists districts in providing individualized and flexible educational ...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published Jun 29, 2018

There is a voice that doesn't use words


Listening is often the only thing needed to help someone that is hurting.

For Goodness Sake Travel & Leisure Published Jun 29, 2018

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 ...

V Gallery Published Jun 28, 2018

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. The exhibit will run April thru May at the Moses Lake Museum & Art Center, at the Grant County Historical ...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 28, 2018


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.

Here are the locations, dates and times:

McGraw Clubhouse: 425 N Paxson Drive
June 18th ...

Rise & Shine Published Jun 28, 2018

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 ...

Published Jun 19, 2018

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.

Big Bend president Terry Leas congratulated the ...

For Goodness Sake Food & Drink Published Jun 19, 2018

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. No documentation is needed. Please bring your own box. And they can ...

For Goodness Sake Published Jun 19, 2018

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).

“This is one of ...

Rise & Shine Published May 31, 2018

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.

Both sessions will be held at the DeVries Activity ...

Health Matters For Goodness Sake Published May 31, 2018

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 – ...

Food & Drink Published May 2, 2018


Here are some IDEAS to make the day very special

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".