Blood drive coming up
There will be an Inland Northwest Blood Center blood drive at the Coulee Medical Center from 11:30 to 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26.
The draw will be held in the old clinic lobby and the organizers are hoping for a large turnout. INBC needs an average of 200 donors every day to meet the need.
The community watch group from Electric City met Monday night at the firehall in Electric City. The two organizers, Birdie Hensley and Lonna Bussert, and police sergeant John Tufts attended. The group hasn’t announced when it will meet again.
It appears that employees in Grand Coulee are going to do the best when it comes to “cost of living” increases for 2013.
By agreement with the unions, City Clerk Carol Boyce said, the workers in Grand Coulee will get a 2.5-percent increase.
The only other municipality whose employees will get an increase in 2013, according to a call to city clerks, is Electric City. That council was scheduled to vote on a 1.3-percent increase at its Tuesday night meeting.
Elmer City and Coulee Dam workers didn’t expect to receive a “COLA” for next year.
The regular meeting of the Regional Board of Mayors has been rescheduled to 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, at Electric City’s council chambers. The meeting was changed due to Veteran’s Day.
Crimson versus Gold basketbal games will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Come watch as the Raider boys and Lady Raiders hold their season opeing intrasquad games.
All proceeds from the games go to benefit LRHS students in need throught the LR Christmas Wish program.
Cost is $4 per person and no passes will be accepted for this charitable event.
More police to watch for drunk drivers
As part of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” holiday campaign, extra police officers will be canvassing roadways from Nov. 21 and Jan. 1, 2013 throughout Grant and Adams Counties, searching for impaired drivers, the commission said.