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Book fair

in progress

The PTA is sponsoring a book fair in progress at Grand Coulee Dam Middle School from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the library. They could use help with the event. If you’d like to help, call Kim at 633-3542 or Karen at 633-0520.

The book fair runs through Thursday.



Coulee Dam plans to select a council member at its town council meeting April 23. One of three candidates, Carol Wetzel, Shawn Derrick or Tamra Sacchi will replace Bob Poch, who resigned recently.

Mayor Greg Wilder circulated information about the three candidates to council members last Wednesday and advised them not to discuss it among themselves, but to have discussions in public at their next meeting.

POWER group

to meet

Promoters of Wildlife & Environmental Resources (POWER) will hold its annual meeting at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, April 17, at the Senior Center in Grand Coulee. The 2014 goals and projects will be presented and discussed. A recap of last year’s activities and election of officers will take place. The meeting is open to the public, and new members are encouraged. There are no dues for members.

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The Grand Coulee Dam School District board approved advertising for a third second-grade teacher and an elementary school physical education specialist at a special meeting last Wednesday night. In other action, the board accepted the resignation of Lee Seekins from her 21st Century position and named James Van Geystel as assistant baseball coach at Lake Roosevelt High School.

Flu outbreak

The Grant County Health District is working closely with staff of Garden Oasis Assisted Living in Ephrata to control a recent flu outbreak. The Health District was notified that two Garden Oasis residents have died due to influenza-like related complications. Both had other high risk medical conditions.

The Health District advises not to enter Garden Oasis or Columbia Basin Hospital unless you absolutely must. It is recommended that all visitors wear a face mask.

Flu symptoms include temperatures over 100 degrees with a cough and/or sore throat. Those with the flu may also get headaches, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, fatigue and some times vomiting and diarrhea.

1,849 tons of

garbage not


Revenues at the Delano Transfer Station are running behind last year’s numbers, a report to the area mayors noted. For the first three months of this year revenues are down $5,762, a report issued at the Regional Board of Mayors meeting Monday disclosed.

In another report, Grand Coulee produced the most garbage at the transfer station last year. Grand Coulee produced 698 tons, Coulee Dam had 584 tons, Electric City had 465 tons and Elmer City 102 tons.

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