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Year of the Apple High School Student Art Contest deadline June 1

Year of the Apple High School Student Art Contest deadline June 1

 

The Washington Apple Foundation (WAEF) is inviting current high school students in the following counties to participate in the 20th Annual Year of the Apple Art Contest: Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Okanogan, Grant, Benton, Franklin, Kittitas, Yakima and Walla Walla.

 

The purpose of this contest is to recognize the talents in kids raised in tree fruit communities.

 

The Washington Apple themed contest will grant over $1750 in cash prizes. First place will receive $1,000, 2nd place will receive $500, and 3rd place $250.

 

The deadline to submit artwork is June 1st 2015. Contest rules and regulation forms may be found at www.waef.com, or by calling 509-663-7713.

Artwork must be submitted to:

Washington Apple Education Foundation

C/O Art Contest

2900 Euclid Avenue

Wenatchee, WA 98801

Moses Lake residents and businesses can Adopt a Pot through the MLBA to help keep LakeTown beautiful

Moses Lake residents and businesses can Adopt a Pot through the MLBA to help keep LakeTown beautiful

 

The Moses Lake Business Association is working to keep the LakeTown Landing area beautiful through their annual Adopt a Pot Fundraiser.

 

Each year, the MLBA purchases plants from the Moses Lake High School FFA program. The students decide which plants to fill pots with, and plant each of the 133+ pots around the LakeTown Landing Area. Individuals and businesses are able to adopt one of these pots for the growing season for $100 each. 

 

Those who adopt a pot will receive an engraved plaque on the pot, and recognition on the MLBA's monthly newsletter and Facebook page.

 

The MLBA also hires a person to water each and every pot on a daily basis. At the end of the season, students and volunteers clean out each pot for the winter season.

 

Those who would like to Adopt a Pot should visit the following website: http://mlbacares.org/adopt-a-pot/adopt-a-pot-purchase. Pots can also be adopted by calling 509-764-1745.

 

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers to be Keynote Speaker at Girl Scouts Leadership Luncheon

 

Girl Scouts of Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho (GSEWNI) announced Wednesday that Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers will be the keynote speaker for their annual Spokane Community Leadership Luncheon. The event will take place on Friday, March 27th at noon at the Spokane Convention Center located at 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.

 

GSEWNI Community Leadership events, held in many communities throughout the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho region, feature an engaging leader who is a role model for all Girl Scouts. The annual fundraising event in Spokane celebrates the impact of Girl Scouting on girls and young women in the community.

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Local game developers launch crowdfunding campaign for Ebola Attack, an independent game for good

Two local developers have launched a crowdfunding campaign to prove games aren't just fun, they also have the power to make a difference in the world.

 

In their game, Ebola Attack, players act as the hero white blood cell that must protect the red cells from a deadly infection: the Ebola virus. Over the course of the game, the human body is healed as gamers progress through increasing levels of difficulty. The player’s goal is to save as many people as possible, meanwhile, all net profits from the purchase of the app will aid the relief effort in the very real Ebola war zone in West Africa.

 

 

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga coach Mark Few needs votes to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund

Gonzaga University Men's Basketball Coach, Mark Few, is participating in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge for a chance to win $100,000 for the Community Cancer Fund.

 

However, Coach Few will not be able to win this challenge alone. In order to win the $100,000 the public will need to cast their votes in Coach Few's favor.

 

Few is one of 48 NCAA basketball coaches competing in the Infiniti Coaches' Charity Challenge. As of Monday, January 5th, fans have been able to head to www.VoteCoachFew.com to cast their votes to help advance him in the competition.

 

Ryan Floch Memorial Basketball Games will be held at BBCC Jan. 3

The 14th annual Ryan Floch Memorial Basketball Games will be held January 3rd at Big Bend Community College.

The BBCC women host the Alumni at 2:00 p.m., and the men’s team will host an Alumni team at 3:45 p.m.

Local high school teams also will compete in BBCC’s gym Saturday. Odessa-Harrington’s Titans will be the home team against Wilbur-Creston. The boys’ game starts at 5:30 p.m. and the girls wrap up the memorial evening starting at 7:00 p.m.

All gate receipts and donations from these games will go to the Ryan Floch Memorial Scholarship to support student athletes graduating from Class B high schools in Eastern Washington.

Ryan Floch was a basketball standout at Odessa High School. He played for BBCC from 1999 to 2001. Ryan and his brother Drew—a BBCC Foundation scholarship recipient—died with their grandfather and a cousin in a boating accident.

Donations also are accepted in Drew Floch’s name for the BBCC Foundation Scholarship awarded each year to a graduate of Odessa High School.