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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Chelan couple to ‘Charge Across Washington’

CHELAN — Wendy and Ed Isenhart of Chelan will embark on a “Charge Across Washington” June 7-8, showcasing the electric vehicle (EV) charging station network developed by Plug-In North Central Washington. They are planning to stay at the Waterville Historic Hotel June 7. Highway 2 connects Everett in the west and Spokane in the east with 326 miles of highway — and it is now fully...
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Master Gardeners to hold plant sale April 29 at Pybus

WENATCHEE — WSU Chelan-Douglas County Master Gardeners will hold their annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29 at Pybus Market. The sale will feature more than 20 varieties of tomatoes, including both heirloom and favorite hybrids, and winning tomatoes from the Tomato Gala held last August. A wide variety of perennials, vegetables and herbs grown by Master Gardeners will also be...
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Markets

  Provided by USDA Fruit and Vegetable Market News  Apples YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT WASHINGTON 2016 SEASON (April 20) — Demand moderate. Market steady. Cartons tray pack Washington Extra Fancy Red Delicious 64s72s $11-13.90, mostly 11-13; 72s $10.90-13.90, mostly 10.90-13; 80s $11-13.90, mostly 11.90-13.90; 88s $11-14.90, mostly $12-14; 100s $13-15.90, mostly $13-15; 113s...
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Unemployment raate dropped to near-record low in March

OLYMPIA — Washington’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell from 4.9 to 4.7 percent in March — the lowest rate since August 2007, according to the state Employment Security Department. “Washington has one of the better growing economies in the nation,” said Paul Turek, economist for the department. “Strong job growth has pushed the unemployment rate down further as more workers...
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Farmers National sees jump in sales transactions

OMAHA, Neb. — Farmers National Company reports that real estate sales volume is up 21 percent during the first half of its fiscal year compared to last year and up 38 percent from a year earlier with an increase in both individual sales transactions and acres sold. Farmers National Company, an employee-owned company, is the nation’s leading agricultural landowner services company. Acres sold...
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Swarm captains can assist with honeybee swarms

NCW — The North Central Washington Beekeepers Association has announced its swarm captains for several local communities. Swarm captains are the organization’s go-to beekeepers for residents who come across swarms of honeybees on their property. Honeybee colonies swarm when they are looking for a new hive and may be found clustered on a surface such as a tree, bush or house. Captains may come...
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See Rustique Divas at Pybus Market

WENATCHEE — Waterville’s Rustique Divas Vintage Market will be at Pybus Market in Wenatchee on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will feature regional vendors selling antiques and collectibles, purses, jewelry and much more. For more information, email rustiquedivas@gmail.com or visit facebook.com/rustique.divas.
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Rustique Divas Vintage Market comes to Pybus

WENATCHEE — Waterville’s own Rustique Divas Vintage Market will hit the road to Pybus Market in Wenatchee on April 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The market will feature regional vendors selling antiques and collectibles, purses, jewelry and much more. If you crave browsing vintage items, this is the event to go to. For more information, email rustiquedivas@gmail.com or visit...
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