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Bulletin Board, Feb. 21
BREWSTER

Senior center sale

Watch for a half-price sale on Saturday, March 2 at the Brewster-Bridgeport-Pateros Senior Center.

Legion pool tourney

American Legion Post 97 hosts its weekly pool tournament each Sunday starting at 2 p.m. Entry fee is $5. There were nine players at the Feb. 17 tournament. Bill Scofield won first place, Brandon Caswell took second place and Tony Cleveland won third.

SOS

Hurry on over to the Community Log Church every Wednesday for Bible stories, songs, snacks, games and much more fun! This opportunity is open to kids in kindergarten through sixth grades after school, from 3:15 to 5 p.m. The church is located at 209 S. 4th St.

HOSTS

The Brewster Elementary School HOSTS program is looking for mentors to work with students in reading. HOSTS is an acronym for "Help One Student To Succeed." Kids work one-on-one with a mentor for 45 minutes from Tuesday through Friday. It is a very rewarding program to see the growth in the kids, but the main thing about our program is the lifelong bond that is made between a student and the mentor. If you'd like to know more or sign up, call Tracy Looper at Brewster Elementary 689-2581 ext. 631, or e-mail tlooper@brewster.wednet.edu.

BRIDGEPORT

Help a local cancer patient

The family of Brittan Schmidt, who has a rare form of brain cancer, has established a fund to help pay for medical expenses as he undergoes treatment. Donations can be dropped off at Sterling Bank and Wells Fargo Bank in Brewster.

Developmental screening

Bridgeport School District Special Services Program provides free developmental screening for all students residing in the district age 3-21. If you suspect your child has a disability please contact Raelynn or Mayra at 686-5656 to schedule a screening.

REGIONAL

OCSRA meeting

The Okanogan County School Retirees' Association will meet at 11 a.m. this Friday, Feb. 22, at the Virginia Grainger Elementary School, 1118 5th St. in Okanogan, for a performance by the Virginia Grainger Strings Group. Following the program, a luncheon meeting will be held at Koala Street Grill, 914 Koala Ave. in Omak. Information: (509) 422-3393.

Support the Second Amendment

The National Day of Resistance will be observed locally with a rally in the Omak Feed and Supply parking lot from 12:30 to 3 p.m. this Saturday, Feb. 23. The rights of law- abiding citizens are being threatened by the gun laws being proposed. Come and stand united for this principle. Bring flags and homemade signs. This is a peaceful, non-confrontational demonstration in support of the constitutionally guaranteed right to keep and bear arms. This event is sponsored by the Okanogan Valley Tea Party and other interested persons. "Now is the time for all good men/women to come to the aid of their country."

Community Action meeting

The Okanogan County Community Action Council board of directors will hold its regular meeting at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at Community Action, 424 S. 2nd. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. OCCAC is a community building organization. We work with community members of all groups to raise the poor out of poverty, to feed the hungry, to provide affordable housing for all, to empower community members through education, and in the process to return prosperity and hope for the future to our county. If you have questions or need additional information please contact Lael Duncan at OCCAC, (509) 422-4041.

Free business seminars

Two free seminars will be held in Okanogan County on March 19. The first is Woman-Owned Small Business Certification, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Koala Street Grill in Omak. You'll receive forms and a checklist of items you'll need; a list of requirement guidelines; knowledgable local resources and more. The second seminar is How to do Business with the Federal Government, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Whistlers Restaurant in Tonasket. Topics include market research into what the government buys, and how government agencies advertise their procurements. RSVP online at www.economic-alliance.com, or contact Roni Holder-Diefenbach at (509) 826-5107 or rholderdiefenbach@economic-alliance.com.

Hoops for Hope

Registration is open for the third annual Hoops for Hope 3 on 3 basketball tournament. All proceeds will go to The Support Center. It will be held at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 9 at Okanogan Jr./Sr. High School, 244 5th Ave. N. Divisions include third and fourth grade boys and girls, fifth and sixth grade boys and girls, seventh and eighth grade boys and girls, high school co-ed and adults co-ed. To register or for more information, call Jason Vanderweide at (509) 846-4042.

Need your diploma or GED?

The Omak Learning Center, located in the WorkSource Office in Omak, can help students age 16-21 who are looking to earn their high school diploma or GED. For more information, call Monica Garza, (509) 826-7310 ext. 7546, or 1-800-887-8057.

If you have a Bulletin Board news item about a nonprofit event, you can drop it off at the Quad City Herald news office at 525 W. Main Ave., e-mail it to reporter2@qcherald.com, FAX it to 509-689-2508 or mail to P.O. Box 37, Brewster, WA 98812. Deadline is noon on Monday. Items will run two weeks maximum and must be 100 words or fewer.



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