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Local students complete Memory Master exam

Four students successfully completed a Memory Master exam offered through the national Classical Conversations homeschool organization. Those students are Marcus Lolos, sixth grade; Austin Black, sixth grade; Zachary Appel, fifth grade; and Abby Black, fourth grade.

Share your summer activities for kids

What’s available this summer for NCW kids to do? If your nonprofit organization, school or church offers recreation, classes or a camp for school-age kids, tell us about it. We’ll include it in a preview of summer activities in the May 16 Neighbors section.

Gathering Our Voice | Keeping the land together in the Okanogan

Many of the stories we’ve gathered since 2006 about the Okanogan Valley and surrounding highlands illustrate the many ways farmers and ranchers have adapted to change over time. Several people, including Buzz Berney of Conconully, have talked about how early ranchers learned to produce hay to feed their livestock in the winter instead of depending upon open rangelands after the devastating cow-killing winter of 1889-1890.

Planning activities for kids this summer? Tell us all about it

What’s available this summer for NCW kids to do? If your nonprofit organization, school or church offers recreation, classes or a camp for school-age kids, tell us about it. We’ll include it in a preview of summer activities in the May 16 Neighbors section.
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Sun-Soaked Cliffs

Afternoon sun plays across rocky cliffs above the Flanagan & Milbrandt Vineyards at the old Spanish Castle orchard site along the east side of Highway 28 between Rock Island Dam and Trinidad.

Ancient aerial warfare: The tradition of kite fighting

In Khaled Hosseini’s famous novel, “The Kite Runner,” a boy named Amir growing up in Afghanistan is obsessed with the Asian sport of kite fighting — flying a kite with a string coated with glue and crushed glass to cut the string of his opponent’s kite. Once he wins a battle, his friend and servant Hassan, an accomplished kite runner, chases the kite to the ground and claims it for Amir as a prize. Eventually Amir’s family flees Afghanistan after the Soviet invasion in 1979, leaving Hassan behind. When the ...
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Making the Grades

We honor North Central Washington’s top students by compiling honor rolls from area schools.
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Quincy woman reigns as rodeo queen

QUINCY — Since she was a little girl, Heather Fleming wanted to be one of the girls of rodeo royalty galloping around the rodeo arena.