Local food banks
OROVILLE – The Oroville food bank operates every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., excluding holidays, in the basement of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. For more information, call Jeff Austin at 476-3978 or Jessica Lakey at 476-3817.
TONASKET – The Tonasket food bank operates every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 300 S. Whitcomb Ave. Drop-offs can be made at the Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.
Veteran’s Day Assembly
TONASKET – In honor of Veteran’s Day, the Tonasket High School ASB will host a Veteran’s Day Assembly on Friday, Nov. 9 in the high school commons from 8:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Community members are welcome to attend and celebrate America’s Veterans.
Child Development Board Meeting
OMAK – The Okanogan County Child Development Association will hold its monthly Board Meeting on Nov. 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 631 W. Ridge Dr., in Omak. This meeting is open to the public and any interested parties are welcome to attend.
May Festival Royalty Applications
OROVILLE – Applications for 2008 May Festival Royalty are now available in the Oroville High School office. Royalty is open to any Junior (11th Grade) female, attending Oroville High School or living in Oroville School District. Application deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. For more information call Shay Shaw at 476-3161.
Free training on guardianship
OMAK – Parent to Parent and the family support team invite professionals working with adults who have developmental disabilities to a free training on Guardianship and less restrictive alternatives on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1007 Koala Dr., Omak at Okanogan Behavioral Healthcare and Medical Clinic. Call 826-8496 to RSVP.
TONASKET – The Tonasket American Legion Auxiliary will host a Veterans Dinner honoring our Veterans on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Tonasket Eagles from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner is free for all Veterans and non-Veterans a suggested donation of $7.
Notice of Closure
OKANOGAN – The Board of Okanogan County Commissioners will close the Okanogan County Courthouse complex in observance of Veterans Day on Monday, Nov. 12, 2007. The Courthouse will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007.
Annual Benefit Auction
SITZMARK – Sitzmark Ski Club will hold its Annual Benefit Auction on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Eagles in Tonasket. The Silent Auction and raffles will start at 6 p.m. and the live auction will start at 7 p.m. A prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m. for $15 per person. This is Sitzmark Ski Area’s biggest fundraiser of the year and everyone is invited to join in the fun filled evening with good food, a friendly crowd and great items to bid on.
Veterans Day Assembly
TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary will have their Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 1:15 p.m. in the elementary school gym. This assembly is open to the community as well as friends and family of Tonasket Elementary School. For more information contact the school office at 486-4933.
Family Movie Night
TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary Family Fun Night, Literacy Night and Book Fair is being held on Thursday, Nov. 29 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. All students need to be accompanied by an adult. Admission is free for children and families. Free popcorn and soda will be served. This event is sponsored by the Tonasket Elementary School ASB, Tonasket Americorp, II Sisters and Wal-Mart. Donations will be taken for Habitat for Humanity.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan Valley Farmers Market will hold their Thanksgiving Market on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Okanogan Grange Hall, 305 Tyee St. There will be lots of vegetables, Christmas gift items and Holiday baked goods. Biscuits and gravy, chili, chilidogs and locally roasted coffee will be served. For more information call Stephanie at 826-1259. All vending spots are filled at this time.
Fire District Meeting
TONASKET – The Fire Commissioners of Okanogan Fire District 16 in Aeneas Valley will hold their next meeting on Monday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Tonasket Fire Hall. The public is invited to attend. Call Sam Wright at 486-4800 for more information.
OKANOGAN – The North Cascades Chapter of the American Red Cross will be holding a Client Casework: Providing Emergency Assistance Class on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This course is designed to teach volunteers how to conduct effective client interviews and provide appropriate assistance to help meet a clients disaster-caused needs. If interested in taking this class contact the North Cascades Chapter of American Red Cross at (509) 422-3440.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Hall, Shop and Police Dept. will be closed Monday, Nov. 12 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Customers with a Monday collection day will be picked up on Tuesday.
Veterans Day Service
OROVILLE – Oroville Assembly of God is hosting a special Veterans Day Service in honor of all Veterans on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 10:30 a.m. The American Legion will present a Flag Folding Ceremony and Touch of Grace Bell Ringers will perform a Patriotic Melody. Refreshments will be served following the service.