Preschool offered at Methow Mentoring
Methow Mentoring & Childcare is offering an additional half-day preschool class for children 3 – 1/2 to 6 years old. The class will be taught by Sue Gottula, a teacher and reading specialist with preschool teaching experience.
The program will offer a special rate of $5 per day for the first week. For more details email email@example.com or call (509) 557‑5178.
Methow Mentoring and Childcare is located at the Methow Valley United Methodist Church on Highway 20. Preschool classes are held from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
MV Cascaders 4-H club to have organizational meeting
The Methow Valley Cascaders 4-H club is organizing for the new year, beginning with a meeting on Oct. 26 at the Liberty Bell High School cafeteria at 6 p.m.
Current and new members will be enrolled for the coming 4-H year. Membership is open to students from kindergarten through high school seniors.
There is no cost to being a 4-H member. The club meets monthly during the school year and project groups meet from time to time during the school year and more often during the summer.
Large animal projects — horse, swine, beef, and sheep — are limited to students who are in third grade or 8 years old. Younger members can have small animal projects such as poultry, rabbits and goats. Members also participate in cooking, sewing, arts and crafts projects, as well as service projects to help the community. They learn about judging, prepare and present demonstrations or illustrated public presentations, and learn about record keeping. The highlight of the year is showing the results of their efforts at the Okanogan County Fair.
For more information, call Suellen White at 997-3252.
Comment on sage grouse, gray squirrels
State wildlife managers are seeking public comment on draft status reviews that recommend keeping greater sage grouse and western gray squirrels on the state’s threatened species list. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife periodically reviews the status of protected species in the state. The public can comment through Dec. 29 on the listing recommendations and recently updated status reports for greater sage grouse and western gray squirrels.
The draft review for the greater sage grouse is available online at wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01757/ while the draft review for the western gray squirrel can be found online at wdfw.wa.gov/publications/01758/.