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Two school boards plan joint meeting

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors and the Nespelem District board of directors will meet jointly at 6 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Pepper Jack's Restaurant in Grand Coulee. It is an open meeting and the public may attend.

Garbage collection going up

The Regional Board of Mayors approved a 2.5-percent increase in charges from Sunrise Disposal at their meeting Monday afternoon. The last time the local trash-hauling company had a cost-of-living increase was in 2012. The raise will take effect Jan. 1, 2018.

Bank collecting coats for kids

The Grand Coulee branch of North Cascades Bank (NCB) is collecting new and gently used coats for local children in need. They're also collecting gloves, scarves, hats and other warm outerwear for children. Cash donations will be used to purchase new coats. All items will be distributed to schools in the Grand Coulee Dam School District. Donations will be accepted at NCB through the end of October. If you have any questions about the coat drive, call 633-1700.

Man missing from Moses Lake

The Grant County Sheriff's Office says a 61-year-old man went missing from Moses Lake Saturday, and they still don't know where he went.

Charles "Chuck" Taylor, 61, stands 6 feet, 2 inches tall, weighs 280 pounds, and has brown eyes.

He was last seen walking from his home four miles east of Moses Lake about 6 a.m. Saturday. He left without his phone, keys or wallet, GCSO says, and he has no memory issues.

With brown/gray hair and beard, he was possibly wearing a blue sweater.

Deputies on Sunday searched the area near his home via aircraft, drone and on foot. Citizens also searched the area on Sunday.

Anyone with information should call the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 509-762-1160 or email crimetips@grantcountywa.gov. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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