Opinion | Renewable energy funds available for farmers, rural businesses

In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced more than $400 million available for farmers and rural business owners under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
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Youth deliver at Chelan Jr. Rodeo

Nearly 200 young rodeo hopefuls ranging from age 2-years-old to 18 took to 52 various competitions in nine different age categories over the two-day Chelan Jr. Rodeo, held Aug. 3-4.
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Letters to the Editor

Waterville Days a success The Waterville Main Street Association would like to thank the following donors to the 2019 Waterville Days which was held July 12 and 13 at Pioneer Park. Because of their generosity, we were able to offer an enjoyable community event for both our local residents and numerous visitors. Our sincere thank you’s go to: Riverway Family Dental, Walt and Marilyn...
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Don’t answer the telephone

In January, a Denver couple received a scam phone call from a man who told them he had kidnapped their daughter.
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Oil companies betting on electric technology

Across the pond, London-based BP and Netherlands-headquartered Shell are looking to invest in innovative electric technology which is very good news.
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Measuring life in meatballs

By Jill Pertler Slices of Life Yesterday I made meatballs for dinner. No big deal, but it got me to thinking. I can throw a from-scratch batch of meatballs together in no time. I toss the ingredients into my meatball bowl like it’s not hard — because it isn’t. It hasn’t always been this way. Meatballs haven’t always been easy. Not at all. Years ago when my husband and I were just...
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Things your mom never told you

I’ve got a newsflash for the naive among us: your mom didn’t tell you everything. This comes with the territory of motherhood. I’m talking about real lies about important things. Listed here are some of the things your mom probably never told you (and probably never will, but you didn’t hear it from me):
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Trade issues coalesce Washington’s delegation

Historically, international trade issues have galvanized our state’s congressional delegation. Many wondered if that would still be the case today. Fortunately, it seems to be.
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USDA broadband initiative provides hope, ignores major barrier

Rural communities are increasingly depending on high-speed internet to complete an education and talk to their doctors. Meanwhile, connecting to broadband internet has become a necessity in today’s digital economy. As we advance deeper into the 21st century, broadband access will grow as an important indicator of quality of life for communities across the nation.
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Letter to the Editor

Waterville blood drive Thank you to all new and returning donors who came out in support of the Red Cross blood drive on Feb. 21 at the NCW Fairgrounds. The drive took in 26 units of blood which could save up to 90 lives! Thank you to our sponsor, Waterville Ambulance, for the sandwiches and event support. Thank you also to Cal Olson and Sharon LaCrosse for the homemade goodies and canteen...
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