Apply for USFS jobs
If you’re interested in seeking temporary employment with U.S. Forest Service during the summer of 2016, you can attend an open house on Thursday (Nov. 19) in room 204 of the Omak Campus of Wenatchee Valley College. Forest Service employees will be on hand from 4 – 7 p.m. to answer questions about local temporary employment opportunities and the hiring process.
Throughout the Northwest, temporary positions may be available in specialties such as fire, trails, timber, recreation, fisheries and archeology. All applicants interested in these jobs need to apply through www.usajobs.gov. Hiring for next summer will occur between Nov. 30 and Dec. 7. For more information, call (509) 486-2186.
Blood drive in Winthrop
The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive on Thursday (Nov. 19) from noon – 5 p.m. at the Winthrop Barn. For more information, call 1-800-733-2767.
Turkey and trimmings at United Methodist
Methow Valley United Methodist Church will host a Thanksgiving worship service and free community meal on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26). The service begins at 11 a.m.; the meal will be served from noon – 4 p.m. For more information, call 997-9292.
Free trees for fourth-graders
The U.S. Forest Service is offering all local fourth-graders the opportunity to obtain a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid in a Park initiative. Christmas tree permits are available at all Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest ranger district offices. Permits are also available for sale for $5 to the general public, with a limit of two permits per family. Fourth-graders must present a valid paper voucher printed from the Every Kid in a Park website: www.everykidinapark.gov.
4-H award for Fagerlie
Ann Fagerlie, WSU Okanogan County Extension 4-H coordinator, received a Distinguished Service Award at the recent National Association of Extension 4-H conference in Portland, Oregon. In the Western Region states, 14 recipients were selected for the Distinguished Service Award. Jennifer Leach of Cowlitz County was the other Washington state winner.