Exploring the Okanogan

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sometimes, you’re a part of history

Have you ever had the feeling, “I have just made history?”

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Weather can sometimes be an interesting topic

What would your guess to be the most unfailing topic of conversation? It’s something we are all subject to and have to live with: The weather.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN - Experiencing life through the eyes of a dog

(The following was “written” by Katie, my friend Marsha’s dog.)

Spring means time to plant gardens

I think the first reliable sign of spring arrives in the mail sometime in January. These are the flamboyant seed catalogs.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Sweet Betsy was left with the dog

Out of the group of songs that sprang from what is called the great migration of the mid-19th century was one called, “Sweet Betsy from Pike.”

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Pondering demise of ‘thee’ and ‘thou’

For some years I have wonder why we no longer say “thee” and “thou” and the other day I found the answer, of all places, on the Internet.

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EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Remembering the history of women in America

There is a saying, probably several centuries old, “hell hath no fury greater than a woman scorned.”

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Many languages make up our country

We have said before that change is constant and certainly in our lifetimes we have seen prime examples of this.

Eating your way out of the house

One of my late husband Glen’s favorite places to roam around by car was an area known as the South Half, a large area across the Okanogan River on the Colville Indian Reservation occupied largely by ranches.

Color plays a major role in our lives

During winter we get hungry for color; flowers are most welcome

Have you ever noticed what a role color plays in our lives?

Pilfered peach pie packs a punch

Story illustrates there’s more than meets the eye

There is a story that came out of the Civil War – a not-young woman had attached herself to an infantry unit.

Humans interfere with nature’s balance

Consider pythons and poinsettias

One of the things about the balance of nature is that we have interfered with it so much that in places it isn’t there any more.

Why is earthly phenomena different?

The other day, a friend asked, in all earnestness, why it is that some parts of the nation have one kind of weather or earthly phenomena and other parts have different ones. Why, for instance, does one section of the country get earthquakes and another have to contend with tornados? Each can be shattering.

Truth rises through geologic research

During the latter part of the 19th century, a considerable brouhaha was going on in Europe, and perhaps the U.S., as well.

Audience ecstatic over ‘Wiazard of Oz’

All the work to put on musical was well worth it

An ecstatic audience left the opening night performance of “The Wizard of Oz” on Friday at the Omak Performing Art Center.

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