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Orchestra-chorus concerts move to Saturdays

Okanogan Valley Orchestra and Chorus concerts are moving to Saturdays this season, a change from the traditional Sunday presentations.

Schools plan homecoming festivities

Several high schools are celebrating homecoming this week, culminating in football games and dances.

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Stew and Brew dubbed success

Organizers of the annual Stew and Brew are calling last weekend’s event a success.

Burgett seeks votes in national anthem contest

2013 Brewster High School graduate Allie Burgett has advanced to the Top 8 in the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo national anthem contest.

CENTER STAGE: Fall brings great music to region

Each morning I have a routine. I get up, let Gypsy (my 70-pound German Shepherd) outside, get a cup of coffee and sit down at my computer to read the daily headlines. It was sure a surprise to see an email from Garth Brooks’ promoter with information about his upcoming show Nov. 11 at the Spokane Arena.

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Family Faire stage entertainment announced

Organizers of the 43rd annual Okanogan Family Faire have announced their line up of stage entertainment for the Oct. 20-22 event, east of Tonasket.

Evening of improv planned in Tonasket

An evening of improv with the Seattle TheaterSports is planned from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Community Cultural Center, 411 S. Western Ave.

Wauconda pie auction, chili feed set Oct. 7

The Wauconda Community Hall Association’s annual pie auction and chili feed is planned Saturday, Oct. 7 at the Hall, 129 Toroda Creek Road.

Nespelem Junior Rodeo royalty tryouts are Oct. 8

Tryouts for Nespelem Junior Rodeo royalty will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at the rodeo grounds on Lower Columbia River Road.

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Okanogan plans annual harvest festival Oct. 7

A celebration of local farmers and the community is planned Saturday, Oct. 7, during Okanogan Harvest Festival.

Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood to perform in Spokane

The electrifying return of America’s most powerful concert force and No. 1 selling solo artist in U.S. history will perform at the Spokane Arena Nov. 11.

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Keenan to headline pair of concerts

2016 Curlew High School graduate Jaimee Keenan will host a pair of concerts next weekend in celebration of Canada’s Thanksgiving holiday.

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Students raise money for Freeman memorial

Band and cheerleading students at Okanogan High School raised $1,070 Friday, Sept. 22, for a memorial at Freeman High School near Spokane.

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Peone pens new young adult novel

Writer Carmen Peone is releasing a new young adult fiction book, “Hannah’s Journey,” on Oct. 1.

Omak FFA group heads to national competition

Omak High School FFA will compete as a finalist in the organization’s 2017 national premier chapter competition.