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Articles from the June 8, 2016 edition

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 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Youth Circus to highlight Kids Fest

A highlight of this year’s 12th Annual Koulee Kids Fest will be two performances by the Wenatchee Youth Circus. And the performances are free! The popular youth circus will perform at both 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., at the Lake Roosevelt football field,... Full story

 

Grads and roses

Seniors about to graduate take roses from a vase to give to family members during Lake Roosevelt High School's ceremony Saturday, just before joining them in the audience to watch a video to recall... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Grand Coulee to look at utility hike Rates not keeping up with expenses

Grand Coulee residents could be looking at significant water and sewer rate increases soon. The city council, in its meeting June 21, will determine whether there will be incremental increases or if the city will make a significant increase. At the... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Cities disagree over arsenic plant cost

Electric City and Grand Coulee have agreed to disagree over the startup costs of the arsenic treatment plant. Grand Coulee argues that it has paid all but one month from Sept.1, 2014, when the two cities signed a new formal agreement about how... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Piver chosen as vice principal

Margo Piver, from the Walla Walla School District, will be the assistant principal at Lake Roosevelt Elementary School. The Grand Coulee Dam School District board decided May 23 to hire Piver, who... Full story

 

Water park fun during the Fourth

A new feature for the Festival of America July 4 celebration will be a number of inflatable water slides. The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce, sponsor of the event, stated this week that... Full story

 

Newsbriefs

Housing hope lists fill up The Housing Authority of Okanogan County will actually close its waiting lists for housing assistance programs on June 30 because it has a list that will last two years. The agency says it will cut off its waiting lists... Full story

 

Hydros on the lake, planes in the air

If you like to watch small and fast, you're in luck this weekend. Small plane pilots will flock to the local airport and organized hydroplane races will hit Osborne Bay on Banks Lake, both free for... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Bull ride and wild horse race coming

What happens when the area’s best bull riders face the area’s meanest bulls? You can find out, Friday, June 17, at the Ridge Rider Rodeo Grounds, when the Fifth Annual Memorial Cleatis Lacy Bull Riding event is held. Ridge Rider officials have po... Full story

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 8, 2016

Health district: Flu season over

The 2015-16 influenza season is past, according the Grand County Health District, but people are cautioned to get their flu shots when they are available for the next flu season. Health Officer Dr. Alexander Brzezny said this week that reports of... Full story

 

Proposals sought for marina

The National Park Service is soliciting proposals for operation of the Kettle Falls Marina. The operation contract is for a 10-year period and will begin May 1, 2017. The NPS plans a site visit for interested concessionaires for June 14, 2016, from... Full story

 
 By Scott Hunter    Opinion    June 8, 2016

Ceremony brings another challenge to center stage

She described it perfectly, although few could hear her. “Everybody’s worst nightmare,” was the way Principal Ronanda Liberty pegged the experience she was having in front of a gymnasium full of people anxiously waiting to see and hear the... Full story

 
 By Darlene Morava    Opinion    June 8, 2016

My pay-it-forward experience

A friend and I stopped at a fast food drive-in recently for something to drink. I put in my order, “a small soda,” and waited for the cashier to tell me the cost. “One dollar and forty cents,” she said. I looked in my purse and remembered I... Full story

 
 By Jesse Utz    Opinion    June 8, 2016

The disappearing classes

With the recent class of graduates surviving the sticky heat in the gym and receiving their neatly bound diplomas, I decided to look back at some of the subject courses throughout the years that have mysteriously disappeared from the schedules of... Full story

 

Equip our troops and rebuild our military

From our founding to the present, American history is filled with reminders of the sacrifices of patriots who took up arms when the call went out to defend their country and the principles that we hold dear. We just observed Memorial Day, when we rec... Full story

 

Nichole Joanne (Sanford) Seylor

Nichole Joanne (Sanford) Seylor passed away on Monday, June 6, 2016. Funeral services will be held at the Coulee Dam Community Church Friday, June 10, 2016, at 11 a.m., with graveside services at... Full story

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will be meeting this Thursday, June 9, at Siam Palace in Grand Coulee. Stacie Nicholson, Sexual Assault Advocate at The Support Center in Omak, will be presenting “To break the cycle o... Full story

 

STEAM Summer Day Camp, set for July

Okanogan County 4-H will hold a fun and new STEAM day camp July 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2016, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Youth will learn how Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math are required to create clothing and other textile products. This day camp... Full story

 

It's a boy for the Seekins

Lee and Jeremiah Seekins, of Electric City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Enoch Christopher Seekins, born Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 7 lbs., 14 oz., and was 21 inches in... Full story

 

Kehoe and Turner have a girl

Celeste Kehoe and Tommy-Lee Turner, of Coulee Dam, are proud to announce the birth of their daughter, Grace Marie Turner, born Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. She weighed 6 lbs., 10 oz., and was 19 inches in length... Full story

 

It's a boy for Adkins and Gorr

Tiffany Adkins and Sean Gorr, of Elmer City, Washington, are proud to announce the birth of their son, Ashton Ray Gorr, born Saturday, May 28, 2016, at Coulee Medical Center in Grand Coulee. He weighed 8 lbs., 3.7 oz., and was 21 inches in length at... Full story

 

Blums celebrate 64 years together

Marty and Sally Blum are celebrating 64 years together, 60 as husband and wife. The two married June 8, 1956, at Grand Coulee Dam Community Church. Sally Ann Foisy was born in Mason City, Washington... Full story

 

Lake Roosevelt Schools honor Supt. Dr. Dennis Carlson

Tuesday afternoon school staff and officials started to say farewell to Supt. Dr. Dennis Carlson, who retires at the end of June. Here incoming Superintendent Paul Turner, left, presents a framed... Full story

 

Reunion planned, scholarships awarded

The Grand Coulee Alumni Association May 18 finalized plans for an all-school reunion and awarded more than double the number of scholarships they have in recent years. The all-school reunion will start Friday, Aug. 12, at 7 p.m., and continue with a... Full story

 

You could win this playhouse

Built by DWK Fowler Construction, the playhouse will be raffled off at the Ridge Rider Junior Rodeo in July as a fund-raiser for the saddle club. Tickets are on sale now at Loepp Furniture and... Full story

 

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