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Council against shipping out youth

Elmer City’s town council passed a resolution last week to ask Okanogan County commissioners to keep its juvenile detention facility and not send juveniles to a facility out of the county. The council cited the negative impacts, both socially and economically, this would have on youth and their families.

Horsemanship

clinic this

weekend

The Ridge Riders, with Lucia Clemetson, CHA certified riding instructor in charge, will offer its Horsemanship Clinic May 20-22, at the rodeo grounds. There will be sessions for beginners, intermediates and advanced riders. Those attending will learn how to put on saddles and bridles correctly as well as other skills. Those wanting information can contact Janet Doughty at 633-1263.

Music festival

this week

Sunbanks Lake Resort kicks off its blues festival this Thursday, running through Sunday. Sunbanks has won the state’s top Rhythm and Blues festival award six times. Some 20 blues individuals and groups from all over the United States will be performing on stage at the resort in Electric City.

Softball signups under way

The local recreation softball league is in the process of getting under way. A brief meeting of coaches is set for Wednesday, May 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Loepp Furniture and Appliance. The season will likely get underway June 6, with a tournament Aug. 4–6. For more information, call Kevin Portch at 633-0430 or 631-0139.

Visitors’

guide inside

Subscribers this week will receive a copy of this year’s Grand Coulee Dam Area Visitors’ Guide. The guide was published late in April and currently is being distributed throughout the state.

Supplies

bid awarded

The H.D. Fowler company of East Wenatchee was awarded work to provide water and sewer supplies to Electric City. The bid was for $12,173.90. Public works director Ken Dexter said the awarding of the bid saves the city considerable money.

Jazz it up

for free

A “Jazzmasters” jam, at Pepper Jack’s Bar & Grille, will be held at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 25, and it will be free. The session will feature “oldies and jazz.” The public is invited.

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