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Community briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 19, 2014

This week: Community Thanksgiving dinner, Tutors needed at Liberty Bell, Visalli offers ‘history of everything’ classes and Breakfast with Santa
Housing and job help for Okanogan County veterans

Housing and job help for Okanogan County veterans

Two new programs have been launched to help veterans with housing and jobs — and to make it easier for vets to receive social and health-care services in Okanogan County so that they don’t have to travel long distances for these programs. HopeSource is a new program that will be coordinated by Okanogan County Community Action Council...
Community briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 12, 2014

This week: Volunteers recognized, Junior class fundraiser and Conservancy hosts social, presentation
Deadline for low-interest disaster loans coming soon

Deadline for low-interest disaster loans coming soon

Low-interest disaster loans for individuals and businesses who suffered property losses in the Carlton Complex Fire are still available from the Small Business Administration (SBA), although individuals hoping for a loan have just over two weeks to apply. The SBA has closed its local office, but is still accepting applications online and by phone for...
Christmas at the End of the Road just around the corner in Winthrop

Christmas at the End of the Road just around the corner in Winthrop

The home stretch of the holiday season starts right after Thanksgiving Day when the annual Christmas at the End of the Road celebration lights up Winthrop with festivities and fireworks. The events — all free — begin on Nov. 28 with storytelling by Granny Winthrop (Georgia Sanders) at Trail’s End Bookstore from 2 – 4 p.m. That night, Morning Glory Balloon...
‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

‘Seed mob’ helps heal fire’s wounds

By Ann McCreary
A mob with a mission gathered on a chilly morning last Saturday (Nov. 8) in the park by the Barn in Winthrop. About 100 volunteers answered a call from the Methow Conservancy to head to fire-scarred areas around the valley to scatter native grass seeds to help heal the wounds...
Health care in valley topic of Twisp Chamber meeting

Health care in valley topic of Twisp Chamber meeting

The continuing evolution of health care in the Methow Valley will be the topic at the Twisp Chamber of Commerce membership meeting on Nov. 13 at the Methow Valley Inn. The speakers will be Dr. Ann Diamond from Winthrop’s Country Clinic; Mike Hassing, CEO of Family Health Centers (the new owner of Methow Valley Family...
Community briefs: Nov. 5, 2014

Community briefs: Nov. 5, 2014

This week: Open house at Pacific Biodiversity; Meet transit general manager; Join a ‘seed mob’; Flora, fauna adapting to fire; Tonasket market moves inside; Spinners and Weavers sale and Parent support seminar
New rodeo royalty

New rodeo royalty

Makhala Fox has been crowned Methow Valley Rodeo queen 2015 and Mihayla Phillips will serve as princess. Three girls — 18-year- old Fox from Carlton, 15-year-old Phillips of Twisp, and 14-year-old Bailey Flagg of Benton City — tried out for the title in the chilly rain at the rodeo arena on Saturday. The girls rode a predetermined pattern for...
Community briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

Community briefs: Oct. 29, 2014

This week: Key Club collects for fire relief, Manger Mall potluck, work party and Learn about genealogy