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This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from July 21-Aug. 1
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Puppet show at Waterville library

The North Central Regional Library puppeteers entertained several community children and their parents at the Waterville Library on Aug. 2.
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Vacation Bible School at Mansfield

The Mansfield Community Church hosted its annual Vacation Bible School July 30-Aug. 2. This year’s VBS was a combined effort of the local church and the Living Faith Community Church from Philomath, Ore.
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Swim team holds awards picnic

The Waterville H2O swim team held its annual awards picnic Aug. 2, honoring 45 swimmers. This was a good year for the team, according to head coach Samantha Fletcher. 
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Our Past | 1969: State wheat agencies court Japanese market

Selected by Karen Larsen According to Scott Yates, director of communications for the Washington Grain Commission, Japan has been an important market for Washington wheat since the 1960s. For the past few years, Japan has been the second largest market for Washington-grown soft white wheat, with the Philippines being the largest market. The following article, published in the Aug. 7, 1969 edition...
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Harvest begins for plateau farmers

The Mittelstaedt family of Waterville began their harvest July 20 with a field of about 80 acres of dried peas.
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from July 19-23
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Agencies cooperate fighting fires

Fires around the area have kept local crews and other resources from throughout the state busy over the last two weeks.
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NCW Fair honors superintendents

The NCW Fair held a superintendent barbecue on July 18. The event was an opportunity to show appreciation for the exhibit superintendents.
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