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WENATCHEE – Several students from Okanogan County and northern Douglas County have received scholarships from the Washington Apple Education Foundation.

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WENATCHEE - Wenatchee Valley College will have virtual graduations this weekend for Wenatchee and Omak campus students.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 2020 Central Washington Congressional App Challenge, a national app-designing competition for kindergarten through 12th grade students, has been launched by U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-4th District.

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In 1450 Johann Gutenberg began work on printing a Bible in a new manner which revolutionized printing, that of moveable type.

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The Omak-Okanogan County Chronicle, the youngest of the county’s weekly newspapers, celebrates 110 years of serving the community today, May 20, 2020.

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OKANOGAN – Area farmers markets are delaying their spring openings because of coronavirus concerns, but most haven’t designated definite dates yet.

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The deadline for the sixth annual Congressional Art Competition for Central Washington has been extended to June 1.

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WINTHROP - Four Methow Valley students have launched a project to help other youngsters cope with isolation brought on by coronavirus-related closure of schools.

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OKANOGAN - McKenna Roberts, a student at Okanogan High School, has been named eastern Washington student representative to the state Board of Education.

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Boredom and cabin fever are slowly creeping up on us with the government lockdown. And, with many businesses and parks closed — and travel not an option, it is time to think of things to do at home.

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As you’ve probably noticed, I haven’t been writing my entertainment piece for a month or so. I don’t think it’s for a lack of trying, but rather a lack of words.

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OKANOGAN - Omak resident Roselyn Halvorson made 35 cat toys for the residents of Animal Foster Care Cat Shelter and the organization’s Cat House.

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OKANOGAN – A team from Wenatchee High School took top honors in the Sunny Okanogan Angus Livestock Judging contest March 11 at the Okanogan Livestock Market.

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WENATCHEE - Teachers in Bridgeport and Grand Coulee Dam school districts are among a half-dozen north central Washington educators to receive grants from North Central Education Foundation and Friends of Lower Grand Coulee.

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OLYMPIA - Legacy Washington’s “Ahead of the Curve” student contest submission deadline has been extended to May 31.

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TONASKET – Several piano students were honored March 12 during the music artistry program of the Okanogan County Music Teachers Association.

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OMAK - An interdominational Easter “Sonrise” service will be from 6:30-7 a.m. Sunday, April 12, and broadcast by KOMW Radio and streamed on the Okanogan Christians In Action Facebook page.

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“At the peak of the epidemic … public gatherings were prohibited. Theaters closed. People going to stores or the post office wore gauze masks, as did clerks and the postmaster. Errands accomplished, the masks were not discarded; they were burned.”

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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 …