Autism Experience group

A new local group called Autism Experience is starting up for people on the autism spectrum, as well as their friends and families, to share conversation and experiences, build social connections, and get support.

“This is for people with unique identities and unique gifts to share their challenges and experiences,” said Brian Woytovich, who is organizing the group along with Trudie Allen. “It’s all about finding your individual identity and living up to it.”

The group will meet regularly for conversation and other activities. For more information, call Allen at (509) 846-5474, or email

Weed board recertification class

The Okanogan County Noxious Weed Control Board is offering a recertification class on March 6, from 12:30 – 4 p.m. in the commissioners’ hearing room, 123 Fifth Ave. N. in Okanogan. Topics include updates from the Washington State Weed Board, new weeds on the state list, native versus non-native plants and weed management priorities. Cost is $5. Class size is limited and pre-registration is suggested. For more information call (509) 422-7165.