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Mill to reopen

The Omak Wood Products mill will have a private grand opening, Monday, Oct. 7, The Star newspaper learned Friday.

A spokesperson said that Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will be one of the dignitaries at the event.

The mill, closed since 2009, has employed from 200-300 workers. The actual start-up date was not made available.

The gate at the mill will open at 11 a.m., the spokesman stated.

Port picks lawyer

Port District 7 commissioners named Josh Grant of Wilbur as the port’s attorney of record at their meeting last Thursday. The commissioners reviewed the golf course’s last three tournaments, Sept. 28, Oct. 5,6, and Oct. 19, at the same meeting.

Port District commissioners changed meeting dates for the last three months of the year at Thursday’s meeting. The changes are because of conflicts with holidays. The October meeting will be on the 24; the November meeting will be on the 21; and the December meeting on the 19. The port normally meets on the last Thursday of the month at the airport at 5 p.m.

Food drive Friday

Local churches, along with the American Legion, will have a food drive for the Care & Share Food Bank from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, at both Harvest Foods and Safeway.




A hospice presentation will be given Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., at the Coulee Dam Community Presbyterian Church. Call Pastor Kevin Lind, at 633-1790, if you have questions.


enrollment up

Average school attendance for September in the Grand Coulee Dam School District was 681.5 full time students. The district had 603.71 average attendance last year for September, and had budgeted 655 for this current year.

Museum looks

for volunteers

The Coulee Pioneer Museum is planning to be open for limited hours soon and needs volunteers to help with the openings. The museum plans on an auction and a raffle sometime in October.

Student body

officers named

Officers for Lake Roosevelt High School student body are: Social Chair Devan Black; Vice- President Austin Rosenbaum; Assistant Secretary & Treasurer Kammi Rosenbaum; Secretary Mikel Friedlander; Assistant Treasurer Kayley Duclos; and President Brandin Smith.

College attire

Lake Roosevelt staff and students are continuing their emphasis of “college Wednesdays” from last year. On Wednesdays, staff and students wear attire from colleges they attended or want to attend.

Cheers are back

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night voted to reinstate full time status to cheer coaches for fall sports. The board had placed these cheer coaching positions at halftime salary as a result of going into a Modified Education Plan a few years ago.

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