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‘God definitely has a plan for me’

A little more than a month ago Ron Champagne was lying in a bed at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, unconscious with tubes and IVs running though his body, while a ventilator was breathing for him.

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Oroville church celebrates 60 years

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church celebrated 60 years at its current location and Parish Day with bilingual Mass and thanks giving feast Friday night.

Donations sought for Christmas baskets

Donations are sought for the annual Omak-Okanogan Christmas Basket Program, which provides holiday meals to hundreds of mid-valley residents.

Wenatchee Valley College lists year's graduates

Wenatchee Valley College has announced the names of students who received degrees, certificates and awards during the 2016-17 school year.

Christmas party planned by Tunk Valley Grange

A community Christmas party and potluck will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at Tunk Valley Grange Hall, 1345 Tunk Creek Road.

Snow safety poster contest under way in Brewster

A snow safety poster contest is under way as part of the Cops and Kids and Winter Celebration event Dec. 16.

Donations sought by Samaritan Riders

Samaritan Riders are seeking donations of toys, children’s clothing and food for the holidays.

Omak hosts full day of Christmas activities

A full day of Christmas-related activities is planned Saturday, Dec. 9, starting with the annual Jingle Bell Jog.

Mount Olive Grange plans Christmas dinner

The annual Mount Olive Grange Christmas dinner and party will be Dec. 10 at the Grange Hall, 317 N. Main St.

Student art exhibit opens Friday in Omak

A display of artwork by Wenatchee Valley College at Omak will open with a reception this Friday, Dec. 8, at Main Street Market’s gallery, 1 N. Main St.

Couple celebrates 65th anniversary

FORD - A 65th wedding anniversary celebration for Gordon and Rhonda Jaquish will be Dec. 16 at the Ford Community Center.

Youngsters receive 4-H awards

The Okanogan Grange was filled to capacity on Nov. 19 for the annual Okanogan County 4-H Achievement Recognition Awards Banquet.

CENTER STAGE: Holiday events on tap Saturday

Christmas is right around the corner. Earlier this week, while driving to the office, I noticed only a few houses along my way with beautiful colored lights on them. Which begs the question, why are so few people decorating this year?

Schools plan holiday concerts, activities

East Omak Elementary School students will present their annual holiday concert tomorrow, Dec. 7 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.

‘Winter Magic’ comes to PAC

The Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus will ring in the sounds of the holiday season with “Winter Magic” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Omak Performing Arts Center, 14 S. Cedar St.