County commissioners lead barn-painting efforts at the NCW fairgrounds

  By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent The first Monday in August saw the Douglas County commissioners involved in county business in a different way than most Monday mornings. Instead of dressing in office clothes and heading for their chambers at the courthouse to conduct business, Steve Jenkins, Kyle Steinburg and Dan Sutton dressed up in painting clothes and headed to the NCW...
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McCoy headlining NCW Fair

A wide range of musical talent is scheduled throughout the run of this year's NCW Fair, Aug. 24-27. Country artist Neal McCoy is the headlining performer Friday night.
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NCW Fair is a yearly highlight for 94-year-old Waterville resident

When Irene Viebrock’s husband Ray was a young man he took part in the pony express races held during the NCW Fair. His team members were his brother Lewis and their friend Rinehart Dahlke.
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Rodeo provides excitement at fair

A big attraction at the NCW Fair is the Big Bend Roundup Rodeo held each year on Saturday and Sunday. “I think our program is very crowd-pleasing,” fair board member and race director Dave Mires said.
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4-H students gear up for fair

Many 4-H students in Waterville are gearing up for the NCW Fair next week. Animals are being groomed and trained for their showing, and projects are being completed to be shown in exhibits.
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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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Project gives state farmers a voice on future of their land

SNOHOMISH — A new project captures the issues facing agriculture in Snohomish County through the farmer's lens — literally. 
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Make food safety a priority this fall

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During the busy fall season, whether you’re preparing a packed lunch for your child, a weeknight dinner for the family, or a tailgate feast for the whole crew, make sure you prevent foodborne illness by following the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) four steps to food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. Clean: Wash your hands and cooking surfaces before...
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Rustique Divas at arts festival in Chelan

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan Arts Council will host its Creative Arts Festival Aug. 19-20 at Riverwalk Park, 117 E. Wapato Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. The festival incorporates all forms of creative arts by juried artists. Waterville’s Rustique Divas will have booths of vintage treasures and antiques. There will also be food and fun activities for...
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Farmers market spotlights kids

WENATCHEE — It’s a market all about kids. Wenatchee Valley Farmers Market will host its Kids Market Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to noon in the west parking lot at Pybus Market. This is a great opportunity for youngsters to learn about marketing and handling money while selling their own handcrafted or homegrown items in a fun and safe environment. Kids must be 14 years of age or younger and be...
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