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 Tonasket Tavern. For more information, call Jack Gavin at 486-2480 or Debby Curren at 486-2459.
Thanksgiving at Linda’s
OROVILLE – Linda’s Bakery, 712 14th Ave., will have a free Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This dinner is open to the public and donations are always welcome.
Free Turkey Dinner
CHESAW – The Chesaw Community Bible Church will sponsor a free turkey dinner (with all the trimmings) on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chesaw Community Building.
OROVILLE – The Oroville American Legion Auxiliary is serving breakfast every Sunday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at 314, 14th St. (Oroville). The public is welcome and invited to attend.
TONASKET – The Tonasket Eagles are having a free Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 22; everyone is welcome to attend.
Sea Cadet Program
OKANOGAN – Sea Cadet, much like ROTC, will give you leadership skills without going into the service. Get training and skills on the job. A meeting will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at the Okanogan Armory beginning at 7 p.m. For more information call (509) 826-1571 or (509) 588-6115.
TONASKET – Developmental screenings will be provided at no cost for children from birth to six years of age for children living in the Tonasket School District. To obtain more information contact Brenda at the Tonasket Elementary School (509) 486-4933.
Child Find Notice
TONASKET – If you have any concerns regarding your child’s development or success in school (from birth to 21 years) please call your local school for additional information or referral. Your call will be referred to appropriate staff to answer your questions. Tonasket School District, 35 DO Hwy 20 E., Tonasket. (509) 486-4933.
OROVILLE – The Oroville City Hall, Shop and Police Department office will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. Customers with a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday collection day will be picked up on Wednesday, Nov. 21.
OKANOGAN – The Board of Okanogan County Commissioners will close the Okanogan County Courthouse complex in observance of Thanksgiving. Offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 23. The Courthouse will resume regular business hours on Monday, Nov. 26.
Brownie Troops in Omak
OMAK – Brownie Troops in the Omak area are looking for girls age six through eight who want to discover fun and friendship of Girl Scouting. Registration is $10 per year and scholarships are available. For more information call Lisa at (800) 827-9478 ext. 244 or (509) 834-9785 or visit www.gsewni.org
Fire Commissioner Meeting
TONASKET – The Fire Commissioners of Okanogan Fire District #16 in Aeneas Valley will hold their next meeting Monday, Nov. 26 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.
Scholastic Book Fair
TONASKET – Tonasket Elementary School is hosting a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, Nov. 26 through Saturday, Dec. 1. This is the perfect time to buy lots of good books and jump-start your Christmas shopping.
Planning Commission Meeting
TONASKET – The Tonasket Planning Commission will have its general November meeting on Monday, Nov. 26 at 5 p.m. in the Council Room at City Hall.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Central Landfill, Ellisforde Transfer Station, Bridgeport Transfer Station and Twisp Transfer Station will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Nov. 25. They will all be open on regular schedules on Tuesday, Nov. 27.
OKANOGAN – The Okanogan County Parks and Recreation Board for the Fairgrounds and Facilities has cancelled the Nov. 14 meeting date due to the death of a long time supporter and board member’s father, Coy Herriman. In respect, the meeting is cancelled and the next meeting will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 12.
Seminar for Re-certification Credits
RIVERSIDE – If you need credits for your Pesticide License, don’t miss this free Noxious Weed Seminar on Friday, Nov. 20 from 8 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. at the Riverside Grange. For more information call the Noxious Weed office at (509) 422-7295.
OROVILLE – Oroville Ambulance Service is seeking community members to be trained and work as EMT’s (Emergency Medical Technician). Assistance is needed from community members that are able to train, pass a test and be available for the Oroville Ambulance Service. An EMT course will be offered beginning in January 2008. Registration will close on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. Call Oroville City Hall (509) 476-2926 or Patti Maher (509) 476-2435.
TONASKET – The 12th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Gift Show, hosted by the Community Cultural Center, will be held on Friday, Nov. 30 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 1. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call (509) 486-1328.
After School Program
TONASKET – The Community Cultural Center in Tonasket is offering an after school program on the second and fourth Wednesday’s of each month, which are early release days, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy art classes, Collection of Evidence help for students, with possibilities fro credit retrieval. Also enjoy free pizza and drinks for all Tonasket students. Call (509) 476-1328 or the High School office for more information.