April 17, 2013 | LXXIII, No. 3

Newsbriefs

Fish help

needed

Anyone able to help in releasing rainbow trout at the net pens in Electric City would be welcomed by the Promoters of Fish and Wildlife at 9 a.m. Saturday. After releasing the fish, the POWER group will clean the net and get it ready for a new batch coming April 23.

County to

auction

real estate

Okanogan County will hold a surplus real estate sale by auction at 9 a.m., May 10, at the Okanogan County commissioner’s hearing room. Six parcels will be up for auction, officials stated.

This is a public auction, and all sales will be made by auction to the highest bidder for cash.

For information, call the Okanogan County Treasurer at (509) 422-7180 or go to their website at www.okanogancounty.org/Treasurer for a list of properties.

Colorama

gear

available

It’s time to get decked out in new Colorama Festival gear.

Hats and t-shirts are on sale at the chamber of commerce office in Grand Coulee City Hall or online at grandcouleedam.org.

Both cost $20, and the money goes to support chamber programs.

Free help

brings in

thousands

A group at the Senior Center helped with 197 federal income tax returns this year, accounting for $111,606 in refunds, according to one of the 10 helping with the project. Of the 197, 189 of the returns were e-filed.

Meal

program

grew

The Senior Meals Program served 1,134 meals during the month of March, 872 in Grand Coulee and 262 in Coulee City. This compares to 1067 meals in March last year, 820 in Grand Coulee and 247 in Coulee City.

Colorama

jail

is back

If you are arrested by one of Birdie Hensley’s women deputies during the Colorama season, your fines will go toward establishing the Coulee Pioneer Museum, a dream that Hensley has had for some time. You can also become a museum member with a contribution of $25. The community jail will soon be located and you can see who is in the hoosegow now. It costs $10 to request that someone be arrested, and $10 for that person to get out.

But you can avoid all that with a $5 “Get out of Jail” card. It’s all part of the Colorama Festival celebration, and in good fun, and the money goes to a worthy cause.

The Coulee Pioneer Museum group plans to meet at 1 p.m,, today, April 17, at the art room at the Senior Center.

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