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OMAK – Folks with sewing skills who are stuck at home during the coronavirus stay home, stay healthy order can make masks for donation to local hospitals.

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TWISP - Methow Arts remains open, although its employees are working remotely to assist artists, arts and cultural organizations, students and parents with free resources, application assistance and advice.

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OMAK – Folks in Okanogan County will have to wait a while to get their annual fix of Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils and other varieties of Girl Scout cookies.

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Capt. Charles Bureau is known in Okanogan historical circles as operator of one of the smallest, toughest steamboats to ply the Okanogan River and as builder of the elegant Bureau Hotel, but he also had a long career on the water and in the lumber trade before and after his river exploits.

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WENATCHEE – Two dozen youngsters from the region’s schools have qualified for the North Central Washington Regional Spelling Bee.

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Few musical artists have the ability to capture the hearts and souls of millions of fans. And even fewer have the ability to do it for more than six decades and across a vast musical spectrum - from jazz to country, and folk to pop.

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OKANOGAN - “It was a bright, sunny afternoon that day in May 1906 when I climbed out of the stage at Alma, after the tiresome ride over the rocky, dusty road from Brewster. The town had all the appearance of being a real frontier settlement. Most of the buildings were of the box type, built …

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OKANOGAN - The annual daddy-daughter dance is planned March 27 at Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 S. Fifth Ave.

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WINTHROP – Money raised at this Saturday’s Winthrop Kiwanis Club Bite of the Methow is scheduled to go toward improvements at the club’s pump park.

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OMAK – Preschool roundup for the Omak School District will be April 22-23 at North Omak Elementary School, 615 N. Oak St.

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OMAK – An Omak girl won the 2020 International Junior Miss Pacific Northwest Princess title Feb. 16 in Seaside, Ore.

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OMAK - A screening of the film “Older Than the Crown” will be Thursday, March 5, at the Omak Mirage Theaters, 101 S. Main St.

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OKANOGAN – Camp Invention, a non-profit summer enrichment camp program, will be at Virginia Grainger Elementary School the week of June 22-26.

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WINTHROP – The town’s annual Balloon Roundup is set for March 6-8, with three launches and night glow planned.

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MOLSON - As one enters the present-day community of Molson, a small green sign reading “Population 35” greets tourists. But in the late 1800s, there were more than 300 people who called the community home.

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OMAK — Students in FFA groups across Okanogan Country are joining their counterparts nationwide in celebrating National FFA Week, Feb. 22-29.

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SANDSTONE, MN — Three cougar cubs that were captured, escaped, captured and recaptured in the Methow Valley last month, have been relocated to the Wildcat Sanctuary.

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OKANOGAN - David Pritchard began dabbling in wood carving nearly four decades ago.

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OKANOGAN — A launch party for a new program designed to engage and connect aspiring musicians is planned at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the Okanogan High School cafetorium, 244 S. Fifth Ave.

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OMAK — Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare CEO Bill Snyder is settling into Okanogan Valley life and plans to continue improving access to services in north central Washington.

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 REPUBLIC — Ferry County Public Hospital District (Ferry County Health) has entered into an agreement to purchase a longtime, historic business – Republic Drug Store.

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TONASKET — The Tonasket Comancheros Rodeo Club voted during a meeting last week to retain the volunteer services of the Samaritan Riders Okanogan at the concession stand for this year’s Founders’ Day Rodeo and Truck and Tractor Pulls.

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OROVILLE – Emily Rawley was all smiles Monday night as she was named 2020 May Festival Queen. 

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District, has announced the sixth annual Congressional Art Competition for central Washington.

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OKANOGAN – A launch party for a new musical effort, The Jam Room, is set for Feb. 28 in the Okanogan High School cafetorium, 244 S. Fifth Ave.