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Free workshops will help job-seekers with employment skills

Free workshops will help job-seekers with employment skills

TwispWorks is teaming up with Room One, Methow Valley Long Term Recovery and WorkSource Okanogan to offer a series of free workshops for job-seekers beginning next week. The workshops will be on Oct. 5, Oct. 19 and Nov. 2 at the Gateway Building on the TwispWorks campus, from …
Supervisors hired to help oversee after-school program

Supervisors hired to help oversee after-school program

A new after-school child care program offered by the Methow Valley School District has proven very popular, growing from six to 24 students in just three weeks. The five-day-a-week program provides child care on a sliding scale for elementary school students. Because of the high interest, the school district has hired three supervisors — Bo Thrasher, Elise...
Learn about online safety strategies for teens and adults

Learn about online safety strategies for teens and adults

In a world where everything is online, it can be difficult for everyone — especially young people — to understand how to use the Internet and social media productively and safely. As Liberty Bell High School counselor Amy Knob said, “Everything online is public, permanent and searchable, no matter the privacy settings.” Liberty Bell is holding two assemblies for...
Community School launches 17th year of learning expeditions

Community School launches 17th year of learning expeditions

The Methow Valley Community School started its 17th year on Tuesday (Sept. 6) with 19 students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade. The school has planned two separate themes for its learning expeditions this year — the 10 younger children (kindergarten through …
Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show rolls us back into past

Winthrop Vintage Wheels Show rolls us back into past

You don’t need to be a “vintage” person to enjoy the annual Winthrop Vintage Wheels show this Saturday (Sept. 10). The wonderfully restored cars, trucks, travel trailers and motorcycles, along with the antique tractors and classic bicycles, are a treat for eyes of all ages. But nostalgia, unearthed memories and treasured stories will certainly be...
At 100, Enid Shaw reflects on a Methow Valley life well-lived

At 100, Enid Shaw reflects on a Methow Valley life well-lived

“I don’t know if people are making a fuss, although I have seen more people than in a long time,” said Enid Shaw, just over a week shy of her 100th birthday. “It’s a lot of attention — that’s all I can tell you.” Enid Pauline Gobat was born in Pateros on Sept. 16, 1916, and grew up...
New in the schools: teachers, support staff join Methow Valley district 

New in the schools: teachers, support staff join Methow Valley district 

New faces — and some familiar ones in new places — will greet students as they settle into the new school year. Liberty Bell High School has two new instructors, history teacher Scott Barber and physical science teacher Katie Leuthauser. Barber replaces Rocky Kulsrud, who retired last year, and Leuthauser is taking over subjects taught by Tyler Slostad, who has...
Methow Valley 4-H Swine Club preps for Okanogan County Fair

Methow Valley 4-H Swine Club preps for Okanogan County Fair

The Methow Valley 4-H Swine Club’s 21 members will be well represented at the Okanogan County Fair from Sept. 8–11. Members will be presenting their pigs throughout the fair, and auctioning them off on Sept. 10 at 3 p.m. in the Berg Pavilion. The 4-H club is hoping for lots of local support. Brothers Grey...
Okangoan sheriff’s department adds free firearms skills classes

Okangoan sheriff’s department adds free firearms skills classes

The Okanogan County Sheriff’s Department has added more firearms classes at all levels — essentials, fundamentals and home defense — this fall. Because of high interest, they are also offering an afternoon session of the home-defense class on September 17. The afternoon session replaces the fundamentals class that had previously been scheduled for that day....
Volunteer to help people and change lives

Volunteer to help people and change lives

Okanogan County Community Action Council is seeking volunteers for various activities to carry out its mission of Helping People… Changing Lives. Opportunities are available for new board members, to help with Community Action’s Food for All program and their food pantry, and to work with the financial literacy program. The board is seeking new members...