Mansfield FFA set for NCW Fair

Mansfield Future Farmers of America students are busy preparing their animals for exhibit at the North Central Washington Fair in Waterville, Aug. 24-27.
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Harvest traditions are kept alive

Wheat farming goes back many generations in Douglas County and during the yearly harvest is a special tradition passed down from one generation to the next.
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Hayes Road Fire burns area near Highway 17

MANSFIELD — The Hayes Road Fire, which broke out Aug. 4 along Highway 17 near Milepost 125, about 11 miles south of Bridgeport, was declared 100 percent contained as of Monday morning, fire spokesman Ben Shearer said in a news release.
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Mansfield Community Church hosts Vacation Bible School

By Adrienne Douke Empire Press Correspondent The Mansfield Community Church hosted Vacation Bible School July 24-27. Traditionally, Vacation Bible School is a community outreach that local churches provide to introduce children to Christianity. This year’s program was a co-effort of the Mansfield church and the Living Faith Community Church from Philomath, Ore. Approximately 30 children in...
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Summer writing class in Mansfield

Mansfield's Gear-Up program is sponsoring a weekly summer writing class at Mansfield School every Tuesday at 4 p.m. Class sessions began July 11 and continue until Aug. 28. 
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Fire District holds EMT IV training

Douglas County Fire District 5 held an intravenous therapy training clinic for emergency medical technicians July 19 at the fire district building in Mansfield. 
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Lodge awards scholarships

WATERVILLE — Badger Mountain Lodge No. 57 F & AM in Waterville recently awarded $24,000 in student scholarships at Waterville and Mansfield high schools, Columbia High School and to college students for the 2017-18 school year. Scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded to Teagan Aune, Taya Backus, Kelsey Browning, Hanna Clements, Basilisa Jimenez Hernandez, Rochelle Laney, Tanner Marden,...
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Honor rolls and awards from area schools

Honor rolls and awards from schools in the Empire Press circulation area   Brewster Junior/Senior High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Senior: Angie Vazquez Junior: Maret Miller Sophomores: Jose Luis Carrillo, Lisbeth Guzman, Nathan Rios, Elizabeth Stam, Jose Villanueva-Flores Freshmen: Carlos Garcia, Andrea McKinney Eighth grade: Cade Gebbers Seventh...
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Shocker girls attend first summer basketball camp at Ocean Shores

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers girls’ basketball varsity and junior varsity players attended their first summer basketball camp at Ocean Shores the week of June 19-22. 
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End of year at Mansfield School

Mansfield School celebrated the end of the year June 15 with many activities for the elementary and middle school students and a party for outgoing staff.  
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