Officials are sworn into office

Nine elected officials began terms of office Jan. 1 and took the oath of office, administered by Superior Court Judge John Hotchkiss, at the Douglas County Courthouse Jan. 2.
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Water Conservancy Board seeks member

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County Water Conservancy Board is seeking to fill a position on its board of commissioners. Water Conservancy Boards were established in 1997 to assist the Department of Ecology with the backlog of water right change applications at the local level. Board members are appointed by the Douglas County Commission. Meetings are normally held monthly on the third Monday at...
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Badger Mountain Ski Hill can open with one more snowfall

Badger Mountain Ski Hill is ready for the season with inspections complete. Ski Club President Steve Hickman reports that there is currently about a foot of snow on the slopes, but it is icy out there and another good snowfall is needed in order to open.
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WSU Extension, Health District offer ServSafe certification course

EAST WENATCHEE — Washington State University Extension and the Chelan-Douglas Health District are coordinating efforts to provide ServSafe certification for restaurant managers, cooks and anyone who has responsibility for food preparation and food safety. This also includes workers in casinos, daycare facilities, senior centers, food counters, vendors, hospitals, restaurants or correctional...
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Another win for the Shocker girls

The Waterville/Mansfield Shocker girls played a fast and well controlled game against the Bridgeport Fillies Jan. 3 at the Shocker Dome, coming away with a 70-26 win.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Dec. 26-Jan. 2
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School Meal Menu

Waterville’s menu for Jan. 14-17 Monday: Breakfast will be pancakes, yogurt, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be chicken noodles, whole wheat roll, red pepper slices, broccoli, cauliflower, pears, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast will be bagels with cream cheese, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be hotdog, chili, salad, corn, diced tomatoes, peach cup, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast will be...
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It’s time to get out and dance

WENATCHEE — Is your New Year’s resolution to be more active and have fun with others? It’s time to get dancing! 2 Left Feet is an informal local organization of dance enthusiasts from throughout the Wenatchee Valley. They gather every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. at Pybus Market to share their love of dance with anyone who wants to join in. There is a beginner lesson at the top of the...
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Blood drives scheduled in January

WENATCHEE — The American Red Cross has the following blood drives scheduled in January: Jan. 11: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Pybus Market, 7 N. Worthen St., Wenatchee Jan. 22: Noon to 5 p.m., Community Center, 504 S. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee Jan. 25: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kings Orchard Church of Christ, 1610 Orchard Ave., Wenatchee Appointments are recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Donors are...
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Woodworkers will display projects

WENATCHEE — Members of the NCW Woodworkers Guild will be at Pybus Market Jan. 12-13 displaying a variety of their crafts. The guild was started two years ago as a way to provide camaraderie and exchange knowledge by bringing together men and women who share a love for woodworking. The membership includes amateurs and professional furniture and cabinet makers. Items exhibited will include...
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