Waterville lights on for holidays

A good-sized crowd gathered at the North Cascades Bank parking lot in Waterville Nov. 30 to welcome the Christmas season with music, food, friendship and lights.
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Medicaid clients see transition to ‘whole-person care’ on Jan. 1

From the Washington State Health Care Authority Beginning Jan. 1, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) clients in the state’s North Central region (Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties) will transition to a “whole-person” approach to care delivery. Services will be coordinated through a single health plan so that people receive the help they need for body and mind, including mental...
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Foster Creek CD to meet Dec. 12

WATERVILLE — The Foster Creek Conservation District will hold its next board meeting on Dec. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the WSU Extension conference room located on the second floor of the Douglas County Courthouse, 203 S. Rainier St. For more information, contact Amanda Ward, district manager, at 888-6372 or visit fostercreekcd.org.
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On Main Street | New dress style turns into a satisfying home business

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities. If you have business news that you would like to appear in this column, email larsen.karen.y@gmail.com.
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Library is busy in December

Check out the Waterville Library as a source of inexpensive gift ideas that will be cherished this holiday season, along with many activities to participate in during December.
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School Meal Menu

Waterville’s menu for Dec. 11-15 Monday: Breakfast will be pancakes, yogurt, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be chicken noodles, whole wheat rolls, red pepper slices, broccoli, cauliflower, pears, milk. Tuesday: Breakfast will be bagels with cream cheese, fruit or juice, milk; lunch will be hot dogs, chili, romaine salad, corn, diced tomatoes, peach cup, milk. Wednesday: Breakfast...
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Douglas Community Christmas on Dec. 9

DOUGLAS — The Douglas Community Christmas Celebration is set for Dec. 9 at the Douglas Church. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and includes a marshmallow roast, chili feed, and Christmas carols. The Douglas Community Historical Association will provide chili, salad and dessert. There will be activities for everyone and Santa will drop in with surprises for the kids. For more information, call...
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NCESD Education Foundation awards teacher classroom grants

WENATCHEE — Teachers from Eastmont, Brewster, Bridgeport, Mansfield, Palisades and Waterville have been awarded classroom grants from the North Central Educational Service District Education Foundation. They are among 93 teachers from throughout North Central Washington awarded $31,000 in grants this year in the areas of literacy, STEM/STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math),...
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Douglas County Sheriff’s Report

Incidents reported from Nov. 22-29
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Salmonella discovered in pre-cut melons

OLYMPIA — Eighteen people in Washington and two in Oregon have been diagnosed with Salmonella Newport after eating pre-cut watermelon or cantaloupe, or fruit mixes containing those melons. None of the people who were sickened live in or purchased the melons in North Central Washington. However, the state Department of Health on Dec. 1 urged people in the two-state area to throw away pre-cut...
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