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calendar fund raiser starting

Coulee Pioneer Museum’s 2016 calendar, goes on sale next Thursday. The calendar sells for $10. Add membership in the museum and you get both for $30 (a $35 value).

The sale opens at the Chamber of Commerce meeting at noon Thursday at the Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center, but can also be purchased from Birdie Hensley, 631-0303.

Give blood


save lives

There will be an Inland Northwest Blood Center blood drive at the community room at Coulee Medical Center, Monday, Nov. 16. Donation hours are 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. The INBC says a single donation can save the lives of up to three people. The Blood Center needs an average of 200 blood donors every day to meet the demands of the 35 hospitals in the Inland Northwest.


cancel meeting

The November meeting of the Regional Board of Mayors, scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m., was cancelled by the four mayors for a lack of business.

Trees of


starting up

Trees of Sharing begins this week. The program is a special way that Grand Coulee Dam area residents may anonymously give to local children who might not otherwise receive a gift this Christmas season.

Names of children may be submitted on special slips and dropped into collection boxes located at Safeway Pharmacy, Coulee Medical Center, and Harvest Foods.

The program is for children in the Grand Coulee Dam area; school-aged children must be enrolled in local schools. Names will be collected through Nov. 15.

Following the name collection, trees with “ornament tags” will be placed at selected locations in the community by Nov. 20.

Call Linda Black, 633-3611, to volunteer for some of the opportunities to organize, shop, wrap and deliver gifts.


applications for

development money

The Economic Alliance Infrastructure Committee of Okanogan County is accepting applications for economic development projects to be ranked and prioritized according to the county’s “.09 Public Facilities Process” for awarding economic development funds. Individuals and organizations seeking Okanogan County support for economic development projects are encouraged to apply. The application will be available at The deadline to turn in applications is Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the Economic Alliance at 509-826-5107.

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