Waterville blood drive

A big thank you to all who came out and donated to the Red Cross blood drive on June 21. The units of blood collected could save up to 72 lives. Thank you to the Douglas County Historical Society for sponsoring the drive and displaying the 1919 Red Cross quilt. Thanks also to my loyal volunteers Jana and Sharon and all the businesses that allowed the posters to be displayed. Happy summer. Peg...
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It’s not about National Parks

On Feb. 16, the Methow Valley received some wonderful news. The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, announced the selection of 15 priority areas to receive funding to address the backlog of trail maintenance in our national forests and grasslands. The Methow Valley Ranger District in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest was one of the 15 areas named. This news was shared recently by...
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Waterville blood drive

Thanks so much to all the donors who showed up for the blood drive on Feb. 23. To the Federated Guild, thank you for sponsoring the drive by supplying the great sandwiches and all the yummy selection of cookies and bars and, of course, your help serving the donors. The drive took in 20 units of blood which could save up to 60 lives. The next drive is June 21. Peg Schmidt,...
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Letter to the Editor

Thank you for your concern Thank you so much for such a prompt response at the time of our fire — from all of “our” volunteers and everyone who texted and called with concern over our safety, the sheriff’s deputy who plowed through the south road with his cruiser, the ambulance crew and the firefighters; to our friends and neighbors who came out to see if we were okay or...
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Support our school

The State of Washington is dramatically changing how our school will receive funding. Waterville School is asking our community to support a $371,850 levy ($1.50 per $1,000 assessed property value). This is a reduction in funding to what we have been providing. Due to state legislation that limits levy amounts for school districts, this levy will cut the anticipated funding of $934,000 budget...
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Vote yes for the levy

The Waterville School District will be running a replacement educational programs and operations levy in February. We urge everyone to vote YES for the replacement levy. This levy is critical to funding staff, food service, art and music programs, extra-curricular programs and the maintenance and operation of the school facilities. The new state levy funding formula negatively impacts revenue...
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Support the schools

In our small rural community, the school is at the center of our lives. The importance of a strong educational system cannot be overstated. It is our responsibility to ensure that we offer the best programs possible. This requires dollars. Our current levy of $4.28 per $1,000 of assessed property value will be reduced by state law to $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed value beginning in 2019. This...
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Thank you for donating blood

My heart is full, following the blood drive held on Dec. 21. The Waterville community came out in force to help so many in need of life saving blood. The drive could help to save up to 105 lives. Thank you to the Waterville Lions Club for providing the sandwiches and cookies and, of course, all the donors and volunteers. The need is so great at this time of year, so once again thank you...
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Thanks for the holiday spirit

I would like to thank everyone who participated in the recent Christmas tree lighting event in Waterville. Specifically, Tina and Doug Poole, Loyd Smith, Sharon Fultz, Teri McCurry, Darlene Driver, Lisa and Michael Davies, Mike and Kathie McMahon, Michelle Mires, and the Proclaiming Brass band – Suzanne Robinson. What great community spirit these folks show when called upon to help in...
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Thank you

The family of Gary Ludeman would like to thank everyone so much for all the prayers, cards, phone calls and donations. It sure helps to have a caring community like ours to get through times like this. We miss Gary very much! On behalf of the Ludeman family, thanks again. Pasty Ludeman Waterville  
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