From around your community

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published May 2, 2018

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 13.6 miles) hike through Moses Lake for Saturday, May 12 at 8 a.m.

The 22 km distance represents the on average 22 veterans that commit suicide in America every day. Both Molina and ...

V Gallery Published May 2, 2018

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. Some of these authors enjoy a reputation in the Northwest, while others ...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018

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. Now, I don’t at all mean to offend anyone with this post. I just have to say that for me personally, I can’t afford it. I’d like to explain ...

Travel & Leisure Published May 2, 2018

Don't just do something. Sit there.

By Melea Johnson

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 is too great, damaging your closest relationships, or your own personal health, or your ultimate happiness.

Instead, take ...

For Goodness Sake Published May 2, 2018

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. In ...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 30, 2018

Mayors Prayer Breakfast

Welcome Speaker Kevin Parker

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 Parker owns Dutch Bros. Coffee in the Spokane region. He oversees 185 employees and nine locations.

He is currently ...

Rise & Shine Published Apr 27, 2018

Jess Munter is a BBCC student and a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion

Bringing home Gold from Jiu-Jitsu world championship in Abu Dhabi

Jess Munter is friendly, laid-back and makes jokes about staying up too late to do homework. She finds ways to balance work and school, talks excitedly about her involvement in clubs on campus and her plans to transfer from Big Bend to Western Washington University to study Psychology in the fall.

But behind the scenes, Jess is humbly ...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 24, 2018

Being a Foster Parent is pure love

Have you ever had the tug on your heart to love a child that is not yours?

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 their home.

Thankfully, there are caring adults who choose to become foster parents. Foster parents are willing to ...

Health Matters Published Apr 23, 2018

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

Take one step at a time

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 Cynthia. She is a warm and wonderful person to confide in.

Our interview:

VM: Since your 2014 ...

For Goodness Sake Rise & Shine Published Apr 18, 2018

Big Bend athletes earn combined 3.07 GPA during winter quarter

Setting the standard for teams that follow after them

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 and outside of the classroom. They have been the winner of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) President’s Cup that ...

For Goodness Sake Published Apr 18, 2018

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

­­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 Upward Bound, students are pledging their commitment to pursuing a college education. That commitment is a big deal, and deserves ...

V Gallery Published Mar 28, 2018

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

WAIT UNTIL DARK opens April 13

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 play about?
Nick. It is a classic suspense/mystery that at its core is about female empowerment. It’s ...

For Goodness Sake Published Mar 27, 2018


By Melea Johnson

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 friends give you when you need raindrops falling ….like a silent day where your thoughts turn to gratitude ...