North Cascades Bank in Grand Coulee began its month-long “School Supplies Drive” last Friday. The bank will be accepting through the month of August any school supplies, or monetary donations to use towards buying supplies, to support local schools.
Coulee Medical Center is offering sports physicals on Aug. 13 and 20 from 9 a.m, to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. until 4:30. Cost of the physical is $20. No insurance will be billed and no immunizations are given with the physical. Patients will need to bring the sports physical paperwork to be filled out. Walk-ins only, first come, first serve. If your child wants to play sports at school they must have passed a sports physical.
Youth sports programs getting ready
NCW Youth Football sign-ups for players age 8-12 will be Monday, Aug, 11, from 6-8 p.m. at the Lake Roosevelt High School field. Cost is $80 for the first child and $50 for each additional family member. Practice begins Aug. 18.
Grand Coulee soccer sign-ups will take place at the Mason City Memorial Park playground in Coulee Dam from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug.14. Cost is $40 a player and kids from 4-12 are eligible to play.
Additional information is available by contacting Solveig Chaffee at 633-3051.
Openings at convalescent
The Colville Tribal Convalescent Center is accepting patients for short- and long-term care at their center south of Nespelem. For more information call the director of nursing at 634-2878. The 44-bed facility currently has just 19 residents.
State officials are warning people who want to donate to help wildfire victims to beware of rip-offs.
With relief efforts underway in Washington’s Carlton Complex fire, Better Business Bureau along with Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Secretary of State Kim Wyman urge consumers to be on the lookout for bogus charities and scammers trying to capitalize on a natural disaster.
Officials warn of slick con artists who pose as agents for official-sounding charities and target well-intentioned donors who want only to help the victims of the fires.
They advise consumers to contact potential charities directly. For more information on finding charities, visit the Secretary State “Information for Donors” page or call 1-800-332-4483, BBB.org or Give.org, a website run by the Council of Better Business Bureaus. Consumers can also visit the SOS website for tips on giving wisely. If someone feels they are the victim of a scam, file a complaint with the Attorney General’s Office.