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YEARS AGO: 1917- Apple evaporator launched

John F. Perry is launching an apple evaporator business at his ranch north of Omak. C.R. Plumb will be in charge of the drying and the plant.

CENTER STAGE: Streaming music can be really convenient

I love listening to music, be it one of today’s “hot new” songs, or a classic from yesteryear. While I’ll admit the bulk of my music collection (both physical and digital) is country, bluegrass and classic rock, I’ve got nothing against classical, folk, blues, and even the occasional pop song. Last week my brother purchased a subscription for me to the popular streaming music service Spotify.

Tonasket Middle School names honor roll students

Tonasket Middle School has named first quarter honor roll students.

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Fence added to Okanogan hoop court

A new fence was installed this fall at Alma Park with the goal of keepings youngsters and basketballs out of the Okanogan River and nearby Salmon Creek.

Jammin' Against Hunger is Nov. 18

The 12th annual Jammin’ Against Hunger benefit show will be from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St.

Fundraiser benefits Our House cancer center

A fundraiser for Cancer Care of North Central Washington/Our House is under way, with raffle tickets for a doll being sold Nov. 16 at Confluence Health, 916 Koala Drive.

Dozens turn out for zombie run, harvest festival

Dozens of participants turned out for the Oct. 28 Zombie Fun Run.

Wells-Moses honored for extension work

Kayla Wells-Moses, family and consumer sciences educator with Colville Indian Reservation Washington State University Extension office, was honored at the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences 2017 annual session.

Veterans Day observances planned

Colville tribal veterans are busy this week traveling to various schools for Veterans Day observances.

Stampede banquet planned for Nov. 17

Omak Stampede Inc. will have its annual banquet at Nov. 17 at 12 Tribes Resort Casino, 28968 Highway 97.

RANDOM THOUGHTS: Let's not gloss over Thanksgiving

Does Thanksgiving even matter anymore?

PUD Santa gets a major facelift

The Okanogan County Public Utility District’s waving Santa is getting a major facelift - one that involves more than just a new coat of paint.

Pateros School plans Thanksgiving dinner

A community Thanksgiving dinner is planned Nov. 15 in the Pateros School commons, 344 W. Beach St.

Okanogan Farm Lights Festival is Nov. 29

The Okanogan Farm Lights Festival will be at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, downtown on Second Avenue and Queen Street.

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Minnich celebrates 100th birthday with open house

An open house celebrating Evelyn Minnich’s 100th birthday is planned for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Omak Community Presbyterian Church, 9 S. Birch St.