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Port hears

report on course

Grant County Port District 7 commissioners heard at their meeting last week a report that there are 84 members of the golf course, on a par with last year’s membership total. They also heard that the golf course is in good shape and that several tournaments are scheduled for the near future. The Port District is in its third year of managing the course. The Port District is running the course largely with volunteer help.

Fireworks banned

The Douglas County fire marshall has placed a ban on all fireworks from unincorporated areas in the county. The only exceptions are professional fireworks displays which have already been approved. The ban includes any and all fireworks.

Get stuffed with goodies for meal program

The seniors will hold a “Jam” session at the Senior Center to benefit its senior meals program. The “Jam” session will be from 1-5 on Aug. 15. The seniors are sponsoring a nacho bar, an ice cream sundae bar and and will serve strawberry shortcake, all to raise funds for the meals program. For information call Maggie Stewart, 633-8396. or Johnny Whitecloud, 631-0428. A handmade quilt made by Dorothy Geisler will be raffled off at the end of the program. Raffle tickets are $1 each and are available at the senior center.

Billups named commissioner

Becky Billups has been named a member of Grand Coulee’s Civil Service Commission.

The announcement was made by Mayor Chris Christopherson. The CSC meets the first Monday of each month in the council chambers at city hall at 5:30 p.m.

Chicken

hearing

coming up

The Coulee Dam Town Council will hear the public’s opinion on the possibility of allowing chickens in town at at public hearing during the proposal. The mayor says he wants to encourage as many people as possible to attend and make their opinions known, whether for or against the idea. The meeting is July 8 at 6 p.m. at the town hall.

Schools

enrollment

reported

Grand Coulee Dam schools reported an average of 685 students in June, 21 students over the same period last year. The average for the year is 705, 36 over last year’s average. The district had budgeted for 660 students this year.

Library

hours

change

The Grand Coulee Library will have different hours until it gets a new air conditioner Monday, July 13. Temporary hours will be Wed., July 1 - 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Thurs., July 2 - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Monday thru Friday, July 6-10, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Picking

up

garbage

early

Sunrise Disposal will be picking up garbage in the area on this week one hour earlier than normal due to the hot weather and no a.c. in the garbage trucks.

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