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Benefit tonight for boy with leukemia

ROCK ISLAND — Rock Island residents and Rock Island Elementary School staff and parents are sponsoring a benefit dinner tonight to help Jesse Osorio Sanchez and his family with mounting medical expenses.

Five Things to Know about Farm to School

Farm to School is a nationwide movement to get more fresh, locally grown food into school meals and raise awareness about local agriculture.  

Flores named to WVC Board of Trustees

WENATCHEE — Martha Flores has been appointed to a five-year term on the Wenatchee Valley College Board of Trustees. Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced the appointment Friday. She replaces Jim Tiffany, who had served two terms on the board.

Common Ground | Why you should nominate a Jefferson Award candidate

A year ago, Mariachi Huenachi’s Ramon Rivera was nominated for the state Jefferson Award and was one of five winners. Rivera said getting the award has changed his life and created tremendous momentum for the music and educational empowerment program that he directs at the Wenatchee School District.

Cascade school bond passes

WENATCHEE — Voters have approved Cascade School District’s $69.5 million bond to replace and upgrade three schools.

School provides tours of career center

CHELAN — The Lake Chelan School District will host an open house for the public to see its new Career and Technology Center from 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

WHS to add portable classroom

WENATCHEE — A new science lab portable classroom will be installed this summer at Wenatchee High School.
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Common Ground | Robinson brings unique background to WVC event

When the “Lincoln Live” scholarship event opens at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Grove Recital Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, the community will have a chance to get acquainted with Freddy Robinson, a transplant to our region who has a diverse background in film and literature. Robinson is the show’s co-director with Sherry Schreck and plays the part of abolitionist Frederick Douglass.

Work for quality early education

It would be hard to find a better investment in the future than quality early-childhood education. Effective early-childhood education sends students to kindergarten ready to learn, improves learning and test scores, improves high school graduation rates, even raises income and reduces crime. Money invested in early learning saves far more later by reducing the necessity for remedial education and related maladies. It is clear, the path to becoming a productive, contributing citizen begins before kindergarten. Access to quality early-childhood education gives more children a better chance in life. What better ...

Vaccines and safety

Apart from the contentious politics, suspect motives and collective accusations of ignorance that seem to rivet the nation of late, vaccination rates and their decline are an increasing concern and an important public health issue. The rapid spread of potentially deadly communicable disease, mostly among children, is as serious as an issue can be.

School seeks input through survey

OMAK — The Omak School District is conducting a survey to help administrators made decisions about the future of Omak’s public schools.