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Pink tractor at the finish line

Pink tractor at the finish line

Race for the Cure runners will be greeted by something new at the finish line this year. A bright pink tractor. Northwest Farm Credit Services have been working with volunteers and donors from across the North Idaho and Eastern Washington region to get the tractor ready in time for its race day debut.

 

Northwest FCS is the finish line sponsor at this year's Race for the Cure and they wanted something big to greet finishers. Jennifer Rohrer, the Public Relations Communications Coordinator, saw a picture of a pink tractor online and thought it would be a great way to represent the communities that they serve.

 

Off Road Vehicle and Recruiting Event

Off Road Vehicle and Recruiting Event

MOSES LAKE, Wash. (04APR2013) – Grant County Sheriff’s Off-Road Vehicle Deputies will be assisting the Army National Guard’s Ephrata-based 1161st Transportation Company at a training certification course and recruiting drive Saturday April 6 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Moses Lake Sand Dunes.

The purpose of the course is to certify soldiers in the use of military vehicles and showcase their abilities in off-road conditions. Around 20 vehicles will be showcased including palletized load system vehicles, wreckers, and Humvees. The Guard will also be recruiting for prospective members.

Grant County Sheriff’s ORV Deputies will be on hand to assist and promote off-road vehicle safety. The Guard vehicles will be at Moses Lake Sand Dunes Lot 1, which is the area closest to the Potato Hill Road SE entrance of the sand dunes.

“This promises to be a great display of our military’s vehicle capabilities, and a great opportunity for the Guard to bring aboard new members,” said Sheriff Tom Jones.

For more information contact National Guard Specialist First Class Denice Meadows (509) 754-6058, (509) 760-1052, or (253) 376-8839.

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Annual Sandhill Crane Festival

Annual Sandhill Crane Festival

 

The Othello Sandhill Crane Festival is coming up April 5-7.

 

The festival was started in 1998 to highlight the spring return of Sandhill cranes to the Othello area. Visitors to the weekend event can sign up for crane viewing tours as well as other bird viewing tours. The tours are popular and several of them are already full.

 

There are many wildlife lectures that are free with general admission as well as activities for children and families.

 

For more information or to register for a tour visit the festival website  http://www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org

Medication take-back programs under way in Grant Co.

Medication take-back programs under way in Grant Co.

It’s natural for children to explore their surroundings – unless they’re getting into the medicine cabinet where medicines are kept. Safe Kids Grant County reminds parents to make sure they store medicines out of their children’s sight and reach.

Nationally each year, unintentional poisoning is the cause of death for approximately 100 children ages 14 years and under. Poison control centers in the United States receive 1.2 million calls as a result of accidental poisoning of children ages 5 and under. Nearly 90 percent of these occur in the home, and nearly half involve pharmaceutical and over-the-counter medications. According to the Washington State Department of Health, from 2005-2009 eleven Grant County children ages 0-14 were hospitalized for 2 days or more due to poisonings involving drugs prescription, over-the-counter, and recreational drugs.

Join Supercuts At The Gonzaga Women's Basketball Game!

Join Supercuts At The Gonzaga Women's Basketball Game!

Supercuts hair stylists will be at the Gonzaga Women's basketball game at the McCarthey Center on Thursday, February 14 starting at 4:30 pm to put (washout) colored gel in fan's hair for FREE.  Fans who get colored gel in their hair will also receive a $5.00 value discount card for a future service at any Supercuts.  Supercuts also sponsors the halftime fun during this game as 2 Junior Zags kids get to compete on the game floor.  Children 8 to 12 years of age may visit Spokane and Coeur d'Alene area Supercuts salons to enter the drawing for a chance to win free tickets to a future Gonzaga University Women's basketball game and the chance to compete in the Jr. Zag Race during halftime.  Supercuts are the Official Hair Salons for the Gonzaga Bull Dogs.

Day of Action held for GMO labeling advocates

Day of Action held for GMO labeling advocates

 

Washington Food & Water Watch held a Day of Action today to mark their food-labeling initiative being added to November's ballot.

Initiative 522, also known as “The People's Right to Know Genetically Engineered Food Act”, “would require most raw agricultural commodities, processed foods, seeds and seed stocks, if produced using genetic engineering as defined, to be labeled as genetically engineered when offered for retail sale,” according to a news release from Brian Zylstra, spokesman for secretary of state office.