County Democrats meeting

The Okanogan County Democrats will meet in the Methow Valley on Saturday (Nov. 16) at the River Run Inn in Winthrop. The potluck event begins at noon. For more information, call 996-4105.


Drug take-back program in Twisp

The Town of Twisp has installed a drug “take-back” slot next to the front door of the police department office, according to Chief of Police Paul Budrow.

People may bring unused or expired prescription or over-the-counter drugs, including syringes and needles, to the Twisp police department at 118 S. Glover St., seven days a week, “24/7,” Budrow said. Drugs are to be sealed in a provided Hazardous Materials bag and then dropped through the slot.

A video camera records activities at the door, “which only I will see,” but otherwise the drug take-back program is completely anonymous, Budrow said.

The object of the program is twofold: to prevent drug theft from people’s homes, and to keep potentially hazardous chemicals out of landfills and water systems.

For more information call the Twisp police department at 997-6112.


Open house for Asmussens

An open house to celebrate the 60th wedding anniversary of Howard and Marilyn Asmussen, owners of River’s Restaurant and Lakeshore Inn in Pateros, will be held Saturday (Nov. 16) from 1-4 p.m. The free event is open to the public and will be at the Central Building, 207 Pateros Mall. Food, cake and entertainment will be provided. For more information, call (425) 770-6683.