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Pageant set

for Saturday

Local girls will come together in a no-makeup event designed to give them a chance to shine this Saturday, says Queen of Hearts pageant organizer Heather Downs.

Some 17 girls of all ages have signed up for the pageant/show.

“We’re having a lot of fun, and we’re making it more of a production this year, instead of a pageant,” Downs said.

With her own 5-year-old involved, Downs said she is working to keep the event going to offer a healthy activity to encourage personal growth for local girls.

“Girls around here just don’t have a lot of opportunities if they’re not involved in sports,” she said.

The girls will also have opportunities to be involved in volunteering efforts for local non-profits, and Downs hopes to keep the organization going throughout the year as a means of building friendships.

Downs said she is grateful to some 20 local businesses that agreed to help sponsor the event.

The show starts at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Village Cinema.

Want a



A meeting of the Coulee Pioneer Museum is scheduled for 1 p.m. today, Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the art room above the Senior Center. Those interested in establishing a museum in the area are asked to attend.

VE night at

Coulee Dam


An official from the Department of Ecology will be at tonight’s, Feb. 13, 6 p.m. Coulee Dam Town Council meeting to explain to members the processes and procedures for a “value engineering” study of the town’s plans for a revamped wastewater treatment plant. It is a regular meeting of the town council and the public is invited. .

Boy still


Keyana Gendron said Monday that her son is still missing and she would appreciate any information on his whereabouts.

Terrance Jim, 14, has been missing since Jan. 11, when he left their Bowen Street residence with a friend. His mother reported him missing Jan. 15, and police have been looking for him since then.

She said that now there is also a bench warrant for his arrest because he missed a court date while he has been missing.

Gendron said that if anyone knows anything about where her son is, she would like to hear from them. She can be reached at (509) 449-8530 or 634-2926.

Grand Coulee Police can be reached at 633-1411.


Police arrested a man on Burdin Boulevard Tuesday for violating a protection order, and despite his plea that the order had been lifted, was cuffed and taken toward Grant County Jail. When the officer reached the Million Dollar Mile on SR 155, dispatch advised the officer that the county was wrong when it stated that the order was still current. The officer took off the cuffs and transported the man back to town.


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