Series | AgForestry Program

Empire Press Correspondent Darlene Paterson recently interviewed three members of this year’s AgForestry Leadership Program graduating class. This is the first of a three-part series.
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Thrift store volunteers needed

The Douglas County Historical Society Thrift Store on Locust Street in Waterville is in need of volunteers to help during the hours they are open.
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Series | Growing up in Douglas Co.

This is the sixth in a series of articles featuring interviews with people who grew up (or are growing up) in Douglas County. The sixth interview is with Susan (Hinderer) McCray.
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Shockers kept busy on the road

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers had a busy schedule on the road last week with games against Bridgeport, Tonasket and Liberty Bell.
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Our Past | 1945: A letter home from Okinawa

The following excerpts from a letter written by Cpl. Howard F. Ramin of the Medical Corps to Clyde and Edna Smeltzer were published in the April 26, 1945 edition of the Waterville Empire-Press.
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Smiles at Waterville egg hunt

Waterville's Easter egg hunt, held April 15 at Pioneer Park, was welcomed with pleasant weather and large crowds of children.
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Orondo holds second town hall

The second town hall meeting for Orondo community members was held April 11 in the Eagles Nest room at Orondo School.
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Easter egg hunt in Mansfield

The Mansfield Lions Club sponsored an Easter egg hunt April 15 at Blue Stem Park. The day dawned crisp and clear with bright sunshine for the annual event.
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A ‘sugar cookie’ recipe and analogy of life

By Frances Mullen Empire Press Correspondent Recently, I came across a commencement speech given by Admiral William H. McRaven at the University of Texas at Austin, my alma mater. One of the ideas he shared with the graduates was, we all need to have a sense of accomplishment at the end of the day. His first suggestion was to start your day by making your bed. That way, you have accomplished the...
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Shockers take on Oroville

The Waterville/Mansfield Shockers boys baseball and girls softball teams played doubleheaders against the Oroville Hornets at home April 15.
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