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Seniors

offering

jam session

this Saturday

The Grand Coulee Seniors group is planning a “Jam Session” this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 1-5 p.m. at the Senior Center. If you can play an instrument and would like to take part, contact Maggie Stewart at 633-8396 or Johnny Whitecloud at 631-0428. There will be a nachos bar, an ice cream sundae bar and strawberry shortcake, plus coffee and tea. A handmade quilt made by Dorothy Geisler will be raffled off, with tickets $1 each.

Plant earns award

Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment plant received an award from the state Department of Ecology for Outstanding Management and Performance for 2014. The Grand Coulee wastewater treatment plant has won the state award for decades.

McPherson

added to board

The Grand Coulee city council last Tuesday night appointed Terri McPherson to the library board, position 5. She replaces Christina Christopherson, who resigned.

Fire still

burns along

Lake Chelan

The Wolverine Fire along the banks of Lake Chelan, about 30 miles from Chelan and near Lucerne, is about 20 percent contained, as of Tuesday. The fire has 18 crews, 19 engines, 10 water tenders, four bulldozers, and eight helicopters all working the blaze, for a total of 681 personnel. One residence and three other structures have been lost. So far, 34,500 acres of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest have burned. It has been a source of considerable smoke in the Grand Coulee area.

Tennis match, anyone?

If you like to play tennis, get to the high school courts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, where organizers will put together some matches. If interested, you can contact Steve or Janice Archer at couleetennis@gmail.com. Additional play is scheduled for Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.

Free day

coming at

state parks

Tuesday, Aug. 25, is a state parks “free day” when day-use visitors will not need a Discover Pass to visit state parks. The free day is in honor of the 99th birthday of the National Park Service, which was established on Aug. 25, 1916.

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