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Ambulance busy

Grand Coulee’s ambulance made 40 calls during August, Fire Chief Richard Paris reported at the last city council meeting. Six of the calls were in Coulee Dam, 25 in Grand Coulee and nine were transports between medical facilities. He also reported that the volunteer fire department made two one-alarm calls, one mutual-aid call and one run into Lincoln County. Trucks and personnel from the department assisted in wildland fires in Okanogan County and on the Colville Reservation.

Senior center parking

restricted

There are new parking restrictions in front of the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center. These were outlined by striping recently and can be enforced by the police department. Fines for violating the restrictions could be as high as $450, senior officials indicated.

Garbage biz up

The Delano Regional Transfer Station is over $27,924 ahead of last year for the same period in revenues, according to a report the Regional Board of Mayors received at their meeting a week ago. So far this year the revenue at the transfer station is $307,287. The mayors meet again for their October meeting at 4 p.m., Oct. 13.

PTA needs to

narrow the options

The Grand Coulee Dam Parent- Teacher Association (PTA) will hold its first meeting of the school year from 6-7 p.m.,Tuesday, Sept. 29, at the Elementary School Cafeteria. PTA officials have announced that the Missoula Children’s Theater presentation of “Rumplestilskin” will be produced here in March. The public is invited to attend for a discussion of PTA programs for the year.

“We have a list of 15+ suggestions that need to be narrowed down to what is doable,” said Kim Stout of the PTA. “Some things are for the Elementary, others are for the High School and a few are for the whole school.”

She said the organization would welcome input.

Treatment plant gets award

Grand Coulee’s wastewater treatment plant was awarded a plaque from the Environmental Protection Agency for meeting all requirements and getting all its reports filed on time. Accepting the award at the city’s last council meeting was Gary Abbott. Grand Coulee was one of 13 plants in Grant County to receive the 2014 award.

Auditions open for upcoming show

Soap Lake Masquers Theatre is holding auditions for their Christmas show “Christmas in the Land of Oz,” Friday, Oct. 2, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. All ages are needed.

The Wicked Witch of the West becomes the Grinch of this holiday play when she steals Christmas from Munchkinland. It takes all the Oz favorites — Dorothy and Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man, the Lion, and the Munchkins to bring the yuletide holiday back.

In the process, the Tin Man recovers his sense of humor, the lonely Lion finds a lady companion, and Dorothy finds the spirit of Christmas to take back to Kansas for Auntie Em and Uncle Henry.

Show dates are scheduled for Dec. 4–11 at 7 p.m. and December 5, 6, 12 & 13 at 2 p.m.

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