OCEC annual meeting
The Okanogan Electric Cooperative (OCEC) will hold its 84th annual meeting on Monday, April 17, starting at 7 p.m. in the Winthrop Barn.
The meeting will include voting on three board positions that are up for election, and General Manager Greg Mendonca will discuss OCEC operations, rates, grant opportunities and energy efficiency. The meeting will be held in person, with no virtual participation option. American Legion Auxiliary No. 120 will serve pie afterwards.
Running for re-election to the seven-member board are incumbents Dale Sekijima and Travis Thornton, and Alaina Burtenshaw who was nominated by the board to fill the seat being vacated for Sara Carlberg, who will not seek re-election.
Election packets were mailed to co-op members on March 27. For more information, visit https://ocec.coop.
OCTN changes trip schedule
Okanogan County Transportation and Nutrition (OCTN) will begin offering weekly trips from Okanogan to medical services in Wenatchee, effective Thursday (April 6). This service replaces the current once-a-month, long-distance trips to Wenatchee from the communities of Brewster, Omak, Tonasket and Twisp.
While the service began as a way to help seniors get to important medical appointments, it is open to all, and the purpose does not have to be a medical one, OCTN said.
The new bus schedule: Depart the Okanogan transit hub at 9 a.m., arrive in Wenatchee at 11 a.m. Depart Wenatchee at 2:30 p.m., return to Okanogan by 4:30 p.m.
Call (509) 826-4391 to schedule a ride. Visit www.octn.org for information.
The suggested donation for seniors is $8; added to that would be the regular TranGO $1 fare. People under 60 will pay $16 round-trip.