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SPRING FESTIVAL The Coats Bloodline Heart By Heart

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Law OfďŹ ce of Garth Dano

Serious Personal Injury Wrongful Death Automobile Accidents Trucking Accidents Insurance Claims Insurance Disputes

Garth Dano is highly respected for his accomplishments in Washington truck accident cases. He is a member of APITLA, a national association committed to making our country’s road safer by putting an end to unsafe and illegal practices in the trucking industry.

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Casual Elegance Central Washington’s Dining Destination

Steaks • Seafood • Salads

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Let it flow

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he concept is called flow. When you are in the flow, you concentrate only on what you are doing and you hold all the required details in your head, in the short and middle term memory. With no disturbances, all details are readily accessible to ones thoughts and in general you work like a well-oiled machine. If there are interruptions in this state of flow, naturally it can break the concentration and progression and a task is slowed.

Having started my morning by accidentally dumping a full cup of coffee on everything laid out on my desk, I realized a full extend of being outside the concept of ‘flow’. Turns out, the spill actually worked well to remind me that as we work within the state of flow, interruptions will continue to come from every direction and a concentrated effort can be changed... in a split second. We can only choose to do what we can to roll with the punches to live what is real. No one is in control of time. Or what happens next. The only option we are all given is to decide how to respond to what happens in our day. Awesome or shattering. Doing our best to make the right decisions, and doing our best to learn from the wrong ones. Our peace of mind is simply determined by the way we think and what we choose. Really. Knowing this, I quickly looked for a solid way to recuperate and find the good in the morning. I found it. Seems had I

not spilled my coffee, I may have never revisited some set aside details important to my schedule (or flow). Although coffee soaked, I retrieved a forgotten appointment card, phone numbers from new friends met at a recent engagement, a note to remind myself to buy more cayenne pepper, and a belated birthday card to be sent to Portugal. The floating mouse pad became also a reminder to buy a new E for my keyboard and to look into the new IPhone app to keep me organized, along with the trip to buy glasses to be able to see it. All said, cleaned up and done, I returned to the concept of flow, putting my concentration on tasks at hand and getting all things done. Another choice and a tough one to make. I preferred to avoid making that choice, but even that would have been a decision. Truth is, I really wanted to take off my shoes and go outside. Melea Johnson

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VENUE MAGAZINE Published by: Venue Media Group, Inc Publisher: Melea Johnson Layout & Design: Michaelle Boetger Graphic Designs Sales: Melea Johnson, Sue Tebow, Christine Villareal Photographer-in-Chief: Robin L. Green Graphics: Michaelle Boetger, Lisa Basher, Tomi Naff Contributing Writers: Jan Thacker, Ben Ormond, Doug Sly, Judy Baker, Ben Getz Debbie Doran-Martinez, Melea Johnson

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On the Cover: The Coats


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NEW CLOTHING BOUTIQUE NOW INSIDE RED DOOR SPRING CLEARANCE SALE!

sweaters • shirts • skirts • jackets • purses • shoes • boots • t-shirts • jewelry • perfume • lots of plus size clothing & more!

Check out our ‘library’ in the back with vintage books, maps, records, and ephemera.

Red Door Affordable Elegance for You and Your Home

Hours: Wed. – Fri. 11am-5pm Saturday 10am-5pm

Red Door consigns jewelry, antiques, home decor, art, and furniture. We also carry new furniture, home decor and jewelry. Red Door offers a whopping 5,200 square feet of one-of-a-kind treasures.

116 West Third Ave • Moses Lake, WA

509-350-5525

reddoorml@gmail.com Like us on

Owners: Lisa Boorman, Jan Thacker, Kyleigh Boorman &Alex (front)


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KIDS ACTIVITIES & Much More! downtown ephrata

Saturday ~

CAR & CYCLE SHOW

FRIDAY ~ JULY 18 HEADLINER

Hamilton Loomis 9pm for complete musical lineup visit

downtown ephrata

Steve Lovitt 3KYDD Design 2014

The Best F R E E Music Festival in Washington!

SATURDAY ~ JULY 19

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Jars of Clay www.basinsummersounds.com


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Happy Father’s Day!


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With the

Dimestore Prophets

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“Motorsports Fun In Grant County”

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Jerry’s Auto Supply Racing Series presents: Motocross Under the Lights – Gate opens at 5pm Closed for Memorial Day Holiday Food Bank Night at the Races. Local racing with all classes – Gate opens at 5pm

JUNE 7 Motocross Under the Lights – Gate opens at Noon 14 Inland Oil Night at the Races. Grant County School District Night at the Races (check your kid’s backpack for FREE family pass) 21 Inland Oil Night at the Races. North American Big Rigs from Canada! Stocks and 360 Sprints

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The West Coast Street Stock Series. Local classes with fireworks.

www.ephrataracewaypark.com

ephrataracewaypark@gmail.com • 509-398-7110 • Class Sponsors: Kim Janke State Farm Agent V6 Super Cars, Ephrata Pioneer Muffler II V Supers, Schaeffer Oil Mini Stocks, Jerry’s Auto Supply Street Stocks and Pepsi Racing 360 Sprints

ING DAY OPEN2014

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Open Daily 10am-5pm • Sunday 1-4pm CLOSED WEDNESDAY

GUIDED TOURS PROVIDED DAILY UNTIL 4pm

The Historical Village comes to life at

LIVING MUSEUM Saturday, June 14 PIONEER DAY Saturday, Sept. 27 Old-Time Political Rally Date TBA

OPEN THROUGH SEPT. 30

h Grant County g HistoriCal MuseuM 742 Basin Street NW • EPHRATA • 754-3334 PAID FOR BY GRANT COUNTY TOURISM


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Friday: BBQ, Fireworks, & The Frog Hollow Band

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July 11-13, 2014

Breakfast In the Park! Saturday July 12th 6:00am

Parade • Blow Up Toys • Vendors Car Show • All Day Stage Performances Drag Racing • Beard Contest • Quilt Show

SundayPoker Trail Ride & Motorcycle Rally!

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SummerFest Royal Roundup

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Article/veue magazine owdy Pardner! Mosey on down to Royal City this July for the SummerFest Royal Roundup!! Always the second weekend in July, this year the dates are July 11-13. ”It’ll be a mighty good time!! “ says Chairman Cara Hoyt. This is Cara’s third year of chairing the event together with a team of local volunteers. The Frog Hollow Band from Walla Walla will headline Friday night’s stage. They have been voted the best local band for three years in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the Royal City Lion’s Park, their music is a combination of Americana/Country/Classic Rock featuring Ty Lane as vocalist on the lead guitar, Shane Ugalde, lead vocals and guitar, Jim Pearson, base; Kit Lane Brian Richards, drums; and Jerry Yokel on the fiddle, mandolin and harmonica. During the breaks, Royal’s Got Talent will be performing with a spectacular fireworks show culminating the evening at 10 p.m. Saturday will dawn with an action packed day with something for everyone. The R.E.A. will be serving a complementary cowboy breakfast beginning at 6 a.m.: ham, eggs, and pancakes. 7 a.m. – 5k or 8 a.m. – 1 mile walk. This charity race has been a tradition of helping. This year participants are running for two local individuals, Michelle Miller, and Justin Weyns, that have cancer. All entry fees are given to these charities, and it will be Dana Hebdon’s second year at the helm of the race. New events this year include: a Beard Contest for cash prizes, a quilting exhibition that is not judged but there will be a vote by the public for people’s choice award, a “pickles, pies, and preserves” county fair type exhibition for ribbons, a Sunday poker trail ride, and a Saturday night fiesta band. Details for these activities may be found on the entry forms at Facebook Royal City SummerFest, or by picking up entries at Royal City Harvest Foods. The band “Alto Voltaje” will be playing Saturday night in the park from 6 to 9 p.m. It is expected that after the Lion’s Club Drag Racing on Rd 11 and Adams Road from 2 to 6 p.m., that spectators will head into Royal for the music and dancing. They play musica norteena and sierrena according to Mario Godoy, Friday night master of ceremonies. In addition, the standby favorites include the grand parade at 10 a.m., the blowup toys in the park that have a $3 armband for all day use, the karaoke contest at the Moose Lodge, the car show at US Bank parking lot, the Lions’ Club DTP drag races from 2 to 6 p.m. , the Dancing Horses & Vaqueros and 8-piece Mariachi band, the annual Ping Pong Drop for kiddies 2-12. The blow up toys have been such a

hit, that Sherrie Rodriguez has added to the lineup this year: the popular trampoline, a mechanical bull, two slides, and a bouncy house. Sherrie reports the vendor applications are ahead of last year’s and expects a nice variety of food, crafts, and a variety of activity and merchandise offerings. Square dancing with audience participation, a Royal Roundup sing/dance revue, the Rockn’ B Cloggers, Sam’s Dancers, a roping demonstration by Ryan Stewart, and the Beard Contest will all take place on the Saturday Stage. Sunday doesn’t slow down with both the 5th annual Motorcycle Rally headed up by KC Pratt and the first Poker Trail Ride beginning at the Royal City Public Golf Course. One half of the pot will go to the best hand, and the other half to the Royal FFA who will be serving a BBQ following the ride. It is recommended that horses be shod for the rocky terrain. “Please like Royal City SummerFest” on Facebook and get your forms for the activities there,” Said Cara.


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don’t wait tuition free, hands-on, education at a new sKills center for high school students Q: how do students register to attend? See your high school counselor for registration information.

Q: when are classes held? do students still attend their high school? Students choose one of three sessions: morning, early afternoon or late afternoon. Each session is three hours in length and provides students 3 high school credits. CB Tech does not offer a high school graduation diploma so students must still attend their high school. The late afternoon session allows students to attend their high school all day. The other two sessions require a half day at CB Tech.

Q: cb tech is called a “stem” sKills center. what does that mean? STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects are at the heart of a wide variety of jobs and professions requiring essential problem solving skills. STEM skills centers not only build scientific and engineering expertise, but also focus on creativity, innovation, collaboration, communication skills and critical thinking.

Q: when will cb tech oPen? The new facility’s Grand Opening is scheduled for June 2014. Classes start on campus summer session 2014. Prior to the building’s completion, there will be special CB Tech offerings off campus summer 2013. Check with your counselor for upcoming opportunities.

Q: who can attend? Students of the regional partnerships districts 9th – 12th grade students can attend the Summer Academy exploratory programs.


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Q: what high schools are in the cb tech’s region? ALPS, Almira Coulee Hartline, Columbia Basin Secondary School, Ephrata HS, Lake Roosevelt HS, Lind Junior-Senior HS, Moses Lake HS, Othello HS, Quincy HS, Quincy High Tech High, Royal HS, Sage Hills HS, Sentinel Tech Alternative School, Soap Lake HS, Smokiam HS, Wahluke High School, Warden HS, Wilson Creek HS

Q: how much does it cost to attend? There is no cost to attend CB Tech. It’s part of your K-12 public school system. For some programs there may be occasional material fees. Some state issued licenses and certifications have testing fees.

Q: how do i get to the sKills center? is transPortation Provided? CB Tech is working with school districts to provide transportation to and from high schools. Students may also use other forms of transportation including their own vehicles.

Q: what resources are available to helP me PrePare for and affordable education after high school? Assistance with financial aid, scholarships, 13th year plans, career paths, college counseling, apprenticeships and more are available to all students.

Q: are there eXtra-curricular activities and leadershiP develoPment oPPortunities at cb tech? Yes. Student clubs and leadership opportunities are plentiful through each of the Skills Center pro- grams. Students can participate in Skills USA, ProSart, FIRST Robotics and more.

Q: as a business or community member, how can i get involved? CB Tech is reliant on experts from our communities working with teachers and staff to ensure industry connections. We are seeking partners in the following areas: Advisory Committees, Future Skill Center Foundation, Curriculum and Equipment Validation, Awareness and Recruitment of CB Tech Students, Industry Speakers, Mentors, Field Trips, and Job Shadowing/ Internships.

Q: will businesses and community grouPs be able to use the facility? Yes. When the facility is not being used for Skills Center activities it is available to community groups and businesses for special events, trainings and other activities.

Q: if i have more Questions, who do i contact? Christine Armstrong / Director, Columbia Basin Technical Skills Center, 900 East Yonezawa Blvd, Moses Lake, WA 98837, 509.793.7001

visit our website: cbtech.k12.wa.us the grand opening is scheduled for june 2014 with classes starting on campus in the summer months. there are limited offerings now during the 2013-2014 school year at off-site locations.


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The Cosmetology program combines art and technical skills at Blades on Broadway. Through hands-on experience students are taught current styles, trends and the creative art of beauty.

Desert graphics is proud to be the sponsor for CBTeCH and the skilled trades. For your emboidery, digital garment printi ng and promoti onal product needs, we off er 19 years of experience.

Bonnie Frost, Owner • 509-765-8082 • desertgraphicsinc.net


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blades on broadway Located in downtown Moses lake at 113 East Broadway, Blades On Broadway is a professional salon and a beauty institute. Our beauty school ­stylists offer hair cutting, styling, texture services, hair color, highlighting and balayage , as well as manicures and pedicures. Ram Alvarado, owner of Blades On Broadway is the Instructor, ­Barber, ­Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Master ­Esthetician, and Manicurist. The Fabulous Blades team also includes Jessica Bruegeman, the professional s­tylist and ­cadet instructor, and Sheena Reino, Salon ­Coordinator.  Both women have graduated from Blades On Broadway.  Our professionals offer ­amazing hair, nail, and skin treatments. Our beauty institute is committed to providing quality education in cosmetology, manicuring and instructor trainee programs. We strive to ­develop an environment where creativity and growth are emphasized. We are for hands-on ­learning and teachers focused on connecting with each ­student. To achieve our goals there is a  ­commitment from staff members as well as students to teach and learn in the up most professional ­manner. ­Cosmetology is a diverse field that offers a ­variety of employment opportunities. Stop by, or call Blades On Broadway to make an appointment with Ram to start your new, great career.

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let's hear from the students miriam ramos jazmin vega The reason I chose Blades is because the first time (PLACED 3RD IN STATE HAIR COMPETITION). I had my interview I really liked the building, it was very clean and organized. It was also very professional, and everyone had a certain dress code. I really like how my instructor (Ram Alvarado) treats us in a nice respectful way, he has taught me good techniques. I was taught how to treat a client with respect, have patiance, and be professional.  It’s changed my life. It’s also been a sacrifice but I’m almost done and happy. My plans are to finish cosmetology, get my license, have my own salon, and maybe enroll in the nail program. I also want to further my education and pursue going to college.

I chose Blades because I heard good comments about it. I learned to be able to work with people and communicate with my peers. Blades has changed my life and showed me how to be responsible. This experience gave me the skills I needed to succeed in the work force. My plans for the future are to get my cosmetology license, graduate high school, become a cop, and open up my salon in the future.

humberto sanchez I chose Blades On Broadway Hair institute, because I

building and people are here. I thought it would be a good start for my career. Being a high school student and a Blades student taught me to ­prioritize and manage my time. My plans for the future are to use my cosmetology skills to help myself through college and graduate with a major in child ­psychology.

came for a tour of the school, and I met some really nice people that knew how to communicate and get along with people very well. Everything is taken seriously. It is a very professional institute and I like that. It will prepare me to complete my goals be successful in my cosmetology career.

rylee cranston I chose Blades because of how professional the


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this month's

FEATURED PROGRAM CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Cosmetologist Esthetician Nail Technician Barber Salon Receptionist

For your emboidery, digital garment printing and promotional product needs, we offer 19 years of experience.

Bonnie Frost, Owner 509-765-8082 • desertgraphicsinc.net

cosmetology The Cosmetology program combines art and technical skills. Through hands-on experience students are taught current styles, trends and the creative art of beauty. Students learn to use tools of the industry and the business skills needed to be successful. Instruction and practice in the program includes: scalp and hair analysis; cutting, trimming and styling hair; facial treatments and conditioning; bacteriology; ethics; sterilization and sanitation; and nail services. Providing hair, skin and nail services to customers allows students real-world experience. Lecture and lab time are documented in order to help students qualify for a professional license. The Cosmetology program covers the 1640-hours required for students to take the Washington State Cosmetology, Barbering and Esthetician licensing examination.


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Terry Kinzel, grant writer and Director of Title V Grants at Big Bend Community College, received a 2013 League for Innovation award on March 2 in Anaheim, California. Kinzel was one of 400 people nationwide to receive a John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award. She has authored 17 successful grant applications totaling $17.25 million on behalf of BBCC in the last eight years.

TerryKinzel

GRANT WRITER HELPS ­TRANSFORM BBCC

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The grants support BBCC’s evolution to online learning, building technology infrastructure and capacity, and remodeling and expanding campus buildings to provide space for new student service programs. Her work helped establish a campus childcare, supported faculty development, centralized student services, and transformed how developmental math is taught at BBCC. “Her (Kinzel’s) vision and persistence have transformed the ways in which the college serves students in its large, rural ­district,” said BBCC President Terry Leas. Kinzel’s work has created partnerships with various community agencies and universities, helping BBCC deliver higher education to every corner of its 4,600-square-mile service district. During the worst of the recession--as BBCC lost 25 positions to budget cuts--Kinzel’s success at grant writing helped the ­college keep moving forward. Three federal grants worth $11.2 million were received from 2009 to 2011. BBCC received the grant awards at a time of heightened nationwide competition for fewer federal grants, Leas said. BBCC applied for the Title V grants as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). The HSI grants focus on helping Hispanic and rural students attend and complete college programs. BBCC’s Hispanic enrollment as a share of the total has doubled in eight years, from 22 percent to 42 percent. “The outcomes of recent years show the grant programs have helped expand academic attainment and increased ­opportunities for all our students,” Leas said. A new Student Success Center and a new STEM Center for science, technology, engineering, and math were constructed with Title V funds. Implementation of the Title V programs coincides with extraordinary statistics reported by BBCC’s department of ­Institutional Research and Planning. BBCC had the highest student achievement point gains among the state’s 34 community colleges in 2011-12. Fall-to-spring retention rates increased to 94 percent in 2012-13. Success rates for pre-college math increased from 50 percent to nearly 80 percent after implementation of a new math model. BBCC had the second highest rate in the state for completion of academic transfer degrees in 2011-12. “These are exceptional outcomes for a rural college serving an area where the per capita income is 30 percent below the state average,” Leas said. Two of the grants include an endowment match. Donations to the endowments are matched dollar-for-dollar by federal money. If the college can secure the maximum donations, it will result in endowments valued at a total of $1.12 million to benefit college programs in the future. Contact the BBCC Foundation (509-793-2004) for more information on donations to the endowment funds, and how to get the dollar-for-dollar match.

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) for our growing community

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Article/judy baker obs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. Moses Lake High School offers this program. JAG has 34 years of successful data backing it which proves the graduates of this program have a plan for their future, the intellect to succeed against the odds, a detailed plan for postsecondary training, work, or military service, and a confident and well established skill set to face the adult world into which he/she will be entering. The JAG National model is based on 81 competencies which students need to successfully master from their 9th to 12th grade year. The competencies are based on nine subcategories: career development, job attainment, job survival, basic skills, leadership and self-development, personal skills, life survival, and work place skills.  Amador Castro, JAG Specialist ”I don't like teaching JAG, I love it. We all have barriers that can hold us back from achieving the things we want. The majority of my students see these barriers and it is easy to want to just give up. Whether it is because someone told them they wouldn't amount to anything or they just simply don’t see a way out. That's what I'm here for. We create a family environment in the classroom. They will call each other out on their issues and hold each other accountable. I also love that we get opportunities to do things a typical class doesn't. We've been able to take students to Washington DC and be a part of a Student Leadership Conference and also to the Great Wolf Lodge for student competitions. It's amazing to see, when given these opportunities, how they come out of their shells, feel confident, stand proud and wow the judges. Those are the moments I love the most. My main focus for my freshmen is to help them figure out what they are really into. Not just video games but real things. They take assessments which help them see what type of work they would be good at. With my upper class-men my goal is to help them master the JAG competencies and of course help them gain employment. I know it’s works when the students come to me and ask for help in dealing with people or management in the work place.”

Bobi Spence, JAG Specialist “Amado and I teach ALL grades of JAG. Most of the students are referred to each of the programs by classroom teachers, administrators, parents or counselors. Thus far, a few students have asked to come in to the program as they have heard about it from other students. We began these two programs 4 years ago. JAG is the tool I use to reach the students who may or may not fit the traditional classroom model. These students are bright, innovative thinkers, and challenge you to keep one step ahead of them and the world they live in today. JAG allows them to see beyond their present space and time to the world they want, and gives them a blueprint for reaching that goal via a method more innovative than they may have ever dreamed possible. We use real life lessons, workplace skill set modeling, guest speakers, field trips, work based learning experiences, and student success curriculum from Stephen Covey and others like him, to support the needs of our students. We do home visits, parent phone calls, empowering student discussions, and mentoring to reach out to the students and their parents.” Vicki Groff, Moses Lake School Board Member “Anytime the opportunity is presented to prevent dropouts among young people, help them stay in school through graduation, pursue post-secondary education and secure quality entry level jobs leading to advancement opportunities, my interested is piqued. I first became aware of JAG in 2011, and shortly after was invited to participate as a member of their advisory board. The scope of the curriculum combined with the quality of our Moses Lake High School instructors has provided personal growth for the many students who have chosen to participate. Not only are the character traits of courage, integrity, commitment and citizenship embedded within the curriculum, the 'soft skills' attributes of personal and professional communication, interpersonal relationship building, time management, honesty and adaptability are woven into instruction. JAG students improve their prospects for entry level jobs. JAG is helping students develop the ability to transfer vision into reality. From my perspective as a Moses Lake School Director, I see the positive results JAG students receive as they


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JAG Specialists, Bobi Spence and Amador Castro

explore the values taught and how they can be exemplified in daily life.” Christine Armstrong, CTE Director “JAG Is one of the most beneficial programs for students that I have been a part of in my twenty-nine years in education for the at-risk student. The program at MLHS is successful because of the instructors chosen. They care about all aspects of the student and building their self-esteem so that they can be successful in all areas of life.” ______________________________ If you are interested in offering your support in any capacity for these students with barriers, please contact Amador Castro at acastro@mlsd.wednet.edu or Bobi Spence at bspence@mlsd.wednet. edu, your school board members, or Josh Meeks, Principal at Moses Lake High School. They are very willing to share the goals and outcome of JAG with you or your community organization. The JAG Model is very cost effective. An average cost of $1,470 per participant that can be recovered in taxes once that JAG person is employed within an approximation of 14 month and provides no less than twelve months of follow-up services and support to graduates for entry-level employment and or post-secondary enrollment. We are fortunate to have such an outstanding program and dedicated team of professionals to move our children forward in these unpredictable times.


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Calling all foodies for fundraising …Soropti mist style! Article/venue magazine

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oliday Bazaar. Bunco. Mother’s Day Tea. What do these fundraising events have in common? Community ‘fun’draisers hosted by Soroptimist International Moses Lake. Making memories, raising funds, and serving our community is what these ladies know how to do. And, now they will be introducing the Soroptimist Dinner Party. Soroptimist is a global organization of women with a mission to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. Soroptimist International Moses Lake (SIML) has been serving our community for over 50 years. Members are dedicated professionals, mothers, wives, and leaders actively developing programs and projects to serve and develop women and children in our local community. All programs and projects are funded through local fundraising efforts and managed by local members. PROGRAMS AND SERVICES Scholarships & Awards: • College Scholarships for High School students to aid in their continued education. • Violet Richardson Award to recognize and encourage local High School girls for their service in our community. This year we recognized two extraordinary teens with incredible passion for service and making a difference for others. • Ruby Award is awarded to an outstanding woman in our community for her work to advance the causes important to women locally and worldwide. This year we were able to recognize two women and support their efforts to continue their education. Domestic Violence: Provide sexual assault kits to Samaritan Hospital, including hygiene, clothing items, and shoes for victims to wear home after they have submitted items to police for evidence. Partner with New Hope Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services to raise awareness and support in the community. CARE 4 KIDS, the SIML signature project, is a program to help students throughout the Moses Lake School District by providing backpacks to children in need of clothing and other essential items. This year, SIML has presented over 80 backpacks valued at $100 each,including items such

as coats, shoes, hair-cut vouchers, personal hygiene items, school supplies, and more. The goal of the program is to improve children’s’ self-esteem, support their efforts in the classroom, and build for a better future. Soroptimist has recently expanded this project to include FOOD 4 KIDS by partnering with North Elementary to provide lunches for kids during winter and spring break. Sadly for many children in Moses Lake, the meals provided by the school are the only meals they receive for the day. And, the need to serve children during school breaks and on the weekends is growing in our community. UPCOMING EVENT The Soroptimist DINNER PARTY is a creative and unique way to get involved, informed, and to have an impact in our community – while enjoying good company, great food, and live music. Guests will have an opportunity to provide donations to RSVP to an array of donated dinner parties. RSVP for yourself, your family, or a group of friends. The dinner parties are designed to tempt a variety of senses and interests, including a night with the Rat Pack while enjoying Italian cuisine, a Winemaker’s dinner at Cave B, a tamale-making dinner party, a beach party, MLSD Administrator’s spaghetti feed, Paella night, and lots more! Our generous community is opening their homes, businesses, and farms to welcome you and several guests to Dinner Parties. All of the Dinner Parties will be featured during the Soroptimist DINNER PARTY. Join Soroptimist International Moses Lake for an epicurean experience while supporting our community! For more information visit www.moseslakesoroptimist.org – Dinner Party


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SPRING INTO SUMMER at the SOROPTIMIST

Dinner Party SATURDAY JUNE 14TH, 2014 5:30–10:30PM PILLAR ROCK GRILL 1373 RD F.2 NE MOSES LAKE, WA

EAT | DRINK | DANCE | GIVE

$60/GUEST | $480/TABLE OF 8 $1000/EVENT SPONSOR

Music by Cover Story

For more information and tickets: moseslakesoroptimist.org

Columbia Glass Quality for the Home


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“Motorsports Fun In Grant County”

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Jerry’s Auto Supply Racing Series presents: Motocross Under the Lights – Gate opens at 5pm Closed for Memorial Day Holiday Food Bank Night at the Races. Local racing with all classes – Gate opens at 5pm

JUNE 7 Motocross Under the Lights – Gate opens at Noon 14 Inland Oil Night at the Races. Grant County School District Night at the Races (check your kid’s backpack for FREE family pass) 21 Inland Oil Night at the Races. North American Big Rigs from Canada! Stocks and 360 Sprints

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A great alternative…now in Moses Lake! Go to: dogvacay.com/pro/WiggleButtSitters

The West Coast Street Stock Series. Local classes with fireworks.

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impact of tourism DEBBIE DORAN-MARTINEZ, MOSES LAKE CHAMBER DIRECTOR

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ince we live in an area that is sunny most of the time and we are surrounded by many recreational opportunities, we see tourist in our community quite frequently. Our city and county are also homes to many assets that draw events from around the state and region, which brings additional visitors that, will stay here for a short period of time. So what does all that mean to us? Having extra people stay in our community means additional business for our stores and restaurants as well as additional tax revenues for our city and county. With our shop owners seeing additional sales, they in turn utilize services provided by other businesses. With the need for products and services, we have the potential for more jobs created. Collectively we see direct impact, indirect impact and induced impact. When people from out of our area spend their money here, we are infusing our economy with more money. A dollar will typically turn 6.8 times in a community and this is referred to as the “Local Multiplier Effect”. We could get more specific with our numbers as to independent versus chain stores, but we will save that topic for another time. The Local Multiplier Effect (LME) is a very important, hidden feature of our economy. It is referring to how many times our dollars are recirculated within our local economy before leaving through the purchase of something from outside of our area. Purchases of items outside of our community are also referred to as leakage. Since our community has many nice sports facilities amongst our assets, the impact of one weekend of a sporting tournament held here in our community has a direct impact of about $115,000 on average and when we apply the LME, it amounts to about $782,000 of spending in our economy as a result of the tourists initial spending of $115,000. Tourism spending is very important to our economy. They are spending money on accommodations, food, gas, sundries, etc. They are patronizing our grocery stores, restaurants,

retail stores, gas stations, hotels/motels, entertainment ­facilities, professional services, and the list goes on. When local businesses are successful they spend with other local businesses and the cycle continues for a healthy economy. As these businesses see increased sales over time we will see them expand which in turn means job growth in our community. With more people working, more money is being spent locally and our economy grows. While we see the tourism impact more prevalent in the summer months, it is happening year round. In addition to sporting events, we are hosts to many equestrian events, conferences, concerts, art events and loads of recreational events that include hunting, fishing, boat races, ATV riding and so much more. We also see several festivals held here. All of these things draw people into our area where they will spend some of their money to attend those events and to stay here during the event. The average amount of money spent by people who are visiting our community and staying overnight is $200 per day per person. Be helpful and friendly to those visiting, as we want them to have a great experience and to come back again and again, as well as, tell all their friends. We also see people who visit our community to check it out for optional relocation here in the future. We want them to think of us as a friendly town and one that they could picture themselves living in some day. As you can see, tourism has a huge effect on our community. Tourism is the third largest industry in our state. We are fortunate to live here where we enjoy nice weather most of the time and we have attractions that bring people in to visit. Our businesses need the additional spending from tourism to keep their businesses growing and thriving. When our businesses prosper, they are able to give back to the community with sponsorships and donations to charitable causes that make our community a great place to live, work and play.

The Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce is an Information Center for our community for ­visitors or residents alike. We are here to assist you in finding the information you are looking for. You can call, email, or drop into our ­office and we will be glad to assist. We are located at 324 S. Pioneer Way, Moses Lake, WA. Our phone number is 509-765-7888 and our email is information@moseslake.com. We provide ­complimentary ­brochures and maps about our area as well as other locations across the state.


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Calling all Rays, Manta that is‌ a visit with manta Ray Head Coach, Jerry Johnston Story/Ben geTz

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wimming takes energy. It can require much of it as well as stamina and mental perseverance as there is not much wisdom in quitting while half way to the edge... you can only tread water so long, and to stop even that level of swimming, well, they call that sinking. It is no wonder when you meet Manta Rays coach Jerry Johnston that he has excelled in swimming most of his life and continues to put positive energy into coaching, and very successfully so. J.J. exudes energy, almost creating a 'contact buzz' of excitement when talking about his passion for the sport. This western Washington native has plied his coaching skills far and wide, spending many years in Colorado, but has now been in Moses Lake for four years and it seems to be beneficial for Coach Johnston as well as the swimming youth of our community. It seems Jerry has had chlorine in his blood from an early age, starting he recalls at around six, but having to wait to really compete until he was eight. He excelled in the aqueous realm, as his earlier accomplishments provide testimony; setting a national age group record when quite young and going on to Junior then Senior national top 5 placements. He also qualified for the Olympic Trials X2, and later was awarded a full athletic scholarship to the University of Washington, where he was Team Captain, and NCAA All American. He currently is the only coach in Washington state to have received Coach of the Year honors for both Washington swimming divisions; the Pacific Northwest Swim Association,


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and Inland Empire Swimming. Today Jerry is a level 4 ASCA and USA certified coach. Johnston calls himself, a student of the sport of swimming, and for him the transition from competing to coaching was just the next step of development. Even before he graduated from college he was assistant coaching other swimmers, and right out of school found his niche in an escalating career of coaching positions. Johnston's philosophy is that success in the 'sport' of swimming really takes a personal effort; each swimmer knows he has to make the decisions and achieve the inner drive to take those fractions of a second off a time. The coach can be a catalyst in this, but it mostly comes from 'within' the swimmer. Like all of the other folks involved in Moses Lake's swimming program, Coach Johnston is excited about the future renovations and additions to the high school facilities. The new building with ample space for teams and spectators will hopefully lead to our site hosting larger tournaments and events for growing crowds. This has been a long time in coming and is needed for the town's swim program to move forward, yet Johnston still recognizes a few challenges ahead. Typical of most smaller communities, the size of the teams could use some depth of talent and Johnston works hard to get the word of encouragement out to students to try it out. Another area he would like to focus an appeal is to the parents;

many locals have grown up here and went through the program years ago and have fond memories, but now they have families of their own and he thinks they could do more to pass on the encouragement to experience it for themselves... and get peeled away from the electronic devices! (You can't text and swim.) Off the 'job', Jerry gets plenty of opportunities to coach as well, with his mix of 11 children, (ranging in age from 8 to 28), all of whom are or have been involved in swimming, he at the very least tries to instill in them that swimming is a lifelong activity and can be very beneficial to health and longevity, plus is a plain good old character builder. To raise such a brood, Johnston did take a fairly long break from swim coaching and worked as a Real Estate Estimator for a number of years, yet the call of the water never left him, and he eventually decided his career was destined for pool side. One would think (correctly) that his spare time is limited, with 8 of the 11 children still at home and being home schooled , but every once in a while Johnston recharges his 'batteries' in a static setting by playing guitar and piano. He uses this musical

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expression to help him refocus, and he has also encouraged this creativity from all of his children in whichever avenue it may be expressed. One of the Johnston's; older daughters is an accomplished vocalist attending CWU, and another is making plans to move to Japan to take on a career in Anime (­­Jap-Animation). Though Jerry himself does not come from a large family, his wife herself had 11 siblings, so the dynamic family atmosphere is no stranger in their household. In spite of what can only be a very hectic home life, Johnston says they all enjoy sitting down and watching movies as a family; they watch a lot of comedy and kid shows, but Jerry enjoys a good science fiction film now and again to keep his reality in perspective. Johnston quips, he will likely expire on a pool deck somewhere, but will be old and smiling for doing what he loves. Though some days are met with a bit of frustration as he sees kids that for one reason or another lack the motivation to try harder at swimming, or even try it at all, he also gets a daily gift from his job. Every day is a new situation, something will be different; the kids themselves or maybe a new student he can see potential in. Johnston looks forward to going in to work every day, and that says much about his persona and why we should feel lucky to have him working with our program and the swimming youth of our community.

Manta Ray Aquatics is a competitive swim program from beginner to masters, novice to national. Our focus is to develop a love of swimming through fun and friendship, hard work, dedication and competition. We believe swimming is a lifestyle, teaching self confidence, motivation and perseverance - striving for excellence.Â

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A quick visit with Tami Deines Coulee City Rodeo Queen 2014 Story/venue magazine 1) When did you first decide you wanted to be a Rodeo Queen?

I’ve wanted to be a rodeo queen from a very young age. I would go around telling people that when I grew up I wanted to be a hair dresser and a rodeo queen—just like many of my role models.

2) In those early years, what were your strengths and what needed improvement?

I knew that I needed to be involved in rodeo as much as possible to be able to represent the sport to the best of my ability. My career goals have changed, but my love for the rodeo, and representing the rodeo, have not.

3) How did you prepare for the role?

Physically I prepared by spending lots of time on my horse. Mentally I studied my horse material so I’d be prepared to

talk to anyone and everyone about those topics. 4) What IS the role of a Rodeo Queen?

To represent the Coulee City Rodeo and share my passion for the sport. To get younger generations interested in the sport and teach them the western ways of life.

5) Why should everyone come to the Coulee City Rodeo? Everyone should come to the Coulee City Rodeo because we kick off the year for the Columbia River circuit. We have many of the top cowboys and cowgirls at our rodeo. We start with the Bull-A-Rama on Friday night followed by two more evenings of action-filled performances.


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Memorial Day Weekend

MAY in Moses Lake

2014

34th Annual Spring Festival

22, 23, 24 & 25

3-on-3 BasketBall tournament 3rd Ave. from Divison St. to Pioneer Way Fri. May 23rd 4p-8p • Sat. May 24th 8a-4p

arts, Crafts, Games, rides, & Food Booths • Mccosh Park Thur. May 22nd 4p-9p • Fri. May 23rd 1 1a-10p • Sat. May 24th 11a-11p • Sun. May 25th 11am-7pm

Carnival Thur. May 22nd 4p-9p • Fri. May 23rd 2p-10p • Sat. May 24th Noon-11pm • Sun. May 25th 1p-8p

st. BriGid’s Brewery Beer & wine Garden Inside Tennis Court McCosh Park Thur. May 22nd 4p-9p • Fri. May 23rd 4p-10p • Sat. May 24th 1p-11:30p Sun 1p-7p

ClassiC Car show On 3rd Avenue By Frontier Middle School Sat. May 24th 9a-2p

f farmer’s market 3rd & Ash Street By Clock Tower Sat. May 24th 10a-2p

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All events held at Centennial Amphitheater in McCosh Park unless otherwise noted

THURSDAY, MAY 22ND

4:00pm - Spring Fest Opens! Arts, Crafts, Commercial, Food Booths Open! 4:00pm-9:00pm - The Carnival Open

FRIDAY, MAY 23RD RD

2:00pm - Dance EFX-RBG 3:30pm - Moses Lake High School Choir 4:30pm - Moses Lake High School Band 6:00pm - Eric Engerbretson – Singer/Guitarist 7:30pm - Salute To Our Troops 8:00pm - The Coats – Premiere Acapplella Band

SATURDAY, MAY 24TH

10:00am - 5k/10k Run Awards Ceremony 11:00am - Cottonwood Elementary Mojo Band 12:00pm - A.I.M Gymnastics 1:00pm - Today’s Generation 2:00pm - Voices Of A New Day 2:00pm - Sage Point Marimba Band (Clock Tower Stage 3rd Ave) 3:00pm - The Ballet Academy 6:00pm - Buck & Elizabeth (3rd Ave) 8:00pm - Moonlight Parade (Starting At Frontier School on 3rd Ave) 9:00pm – Bloodline Band (Classic Rock) Free Concert in the Park After Parade

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The Coats

Friday, May 23rd, 8:00pm Main Stage McCosh Park Nationally touring artists, The Coats are the Pacific Northwest’s premiere a cappella band. They have performed for high schools, colleges, fairs, and community centers across the country, the President of the United States, and have shared the stage with dozens of acts as vastly different as Gallagher, The Beach Boys, Jay Leno, Trisha Yearwood, and Eddie Money. In a career spanning almost two decades, The Coats have also performed for hundreds of corporate clients, including Starbucks, Microsoft, Pemco, Safeco, Bon Macy’s, Nordstroms, The Mariners, the Seattle Supersonics, Sonicare, EDS, the Concours Group, CSC, Barrick Mining, Music Educators Northwest, the Washington Dental Association, Washington Lottery, and the Washington State Patrol, just to name a few. Their intensely arranged yet hilarious, interactive performance blends music and comedy so seemlessly that there is no event, stage, or function of any size that they won’t be left stunned and wondering, “how did all of that come out of only four guys?!” And your audience will be smiling and humming all the way home. The Coats look forward to helping you make your next event your best event ever. Jamie - 2nd Tenor/ Musical Director, Doug Baritone/ Manager, Keith - 1st Tenor, Kerry - Bass.


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Eric E. is a talented singer and guitarist with a driving acoustic sound that touches on many styles, and is especially rhythmic. Eric has performed full-time since 1985, his music taking him to 49 of the United States and 18 countries around the world. Eric E. is a dynamic performer with a unique ability to make his audience feel personally involved. With only an acoustic guitar and a clear tenor voice, both enhanced by a state-of-the art sound system, he performs songs that are remembered and loved by listeners of all ages, and penetrating original numbers. Eric E. does not use drum machines or synthesized backup parts, just the pure ’unplugged’ sound of his voice and guitar, which listeners often comment “sounds like a whole band’.From the ’20s to today’s music, Eric knows which songs will stir the soul and make for an unforgettable time. Eric has opened for acts such as Jay Leno, Styx, Air Supply, Bobby McFerrin, Dan Seals, Candlebox, Citizen King, Phil Keaggy, The Afters, Sanctus Real, Shawn McDonald, DC Talk, The Violet Burning, Susan Ashton, Bryan Duncan, Bill Mize, Randy Stonehill, Larry Norman, Daryl Mansfield, Larry MusicHoward, Glenn Kaiser, The continued on page 16Kry, Annie Herring and many others.

For 25 years Buck has been pursuing his passion in “Education Through Entertainment.” He first started “Buck & Hank’s Immobile Road show” performing at fairs, festivals, and schools around the Northwest. Today he IS “Cowboy Buck” to his many fans and continues to share his passion with audiences around the world. Buck delights in bringing smiles to all around him and is never too busy to meet a new friend, sign an autograph, or teach you how to spin a rope.

Friday, May 23rd, 6:00pm Main Stage McCosh Park

Saturday, May 24th, 6:00pm Third Avenue

Bloodline

Saturday, May 24th 9:00pm Main Stage McCosh Park Eastern Washington’s newest and hottest monster band has arrived on the music scene with a live performance audiences have been hungry for. A fun trip through Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll history plus, many current top 40 & Rock Hits. A great show for everyone.


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Thief of Hearts

Heart By Heart

Based out of the small Central ­Washington town of Moses Lake, Thief Of Hearts comprises original member, founder and chief song-writer, Lee Lester on guitar and vocals, new member Pete Wyatt on bass and backing vocals, and new member and scene veteran Brian Reese on drums. Paying homage to past members while breathing new life into older material, the current members of Thief Of Hearts are always working on writing new ­material, as well as securing gigs all around our little corner of the world. A home grown original band, Thief Of Hearts are sure to please, and not an act you’ll want to miss! There’s something for everyone! From straight ahead rockers to smooth acoustic tunes, Thief Of Hearts put their heart and soul into every gig!

Heart By Heart plays classic “Heart” hits from the 70’s and 80’s. Heart By Heart is a Seattle based band consisting of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and original members Michael Derosier and Steve Fossen of Heart, worldrenowned ­guitarist Randy Hansen, radio icon Bob ­Rivers, northwest favorite Lizzy ­Daymont and powerhouse vocalist Somar Macek. Serious talent has come together to create an amazing and unforgettable show.

Sunday, May 25th, 2:00pm Main Stage McCosh Park

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Memorial Day Weekend

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34th Annual Spring Festival

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Article/BEN GETZ ince the advent of musical instruments, every collection of musicians; in caves, garages, jam sessions, or chance meetings of like minded artists, have dreamed that they will 'hit it big'. Perhaps that is why they endure the many hours of practice, the days on end of hustling day jobs to support their

craft, then playing and paying dues on the road in dives or small venues, often for very little payment other than the chance to perform. Then there are the endless string of critics as they wind their way up from unknown to recognition to fame…and even when acclaim is achieved there are always the critics...


Some bands do make it huge, and then after a short time, fade away into obscurity while others, in one form or another endure, and evolve musically as a group or individuals. To survive a decade is remarkable, to still draw a crowd and be heard practically hourly on the radio or other sources for over four decades, takes this into the realm of extreme rarity. After many decades of success, when those other than the original lineup play the body of work it can be referred to as a "Tribute Band", but do not be mistaken, HEART BY HEART is not a tribute band. Made up of two of the founding members from the late 60's and early 70's who were just last year inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, these creative forces behind the sounds and songs that made Heart such a force to be reckoned with are still making listeners take notice. It is true of the band that became Heart, that after years of growing regional successes the addition of the Wilson sisters in the early 70's, (Ann in '71, Nancy in '74), evolved them into what was to become the iconic sound of Heart. The ensemble was quickly thrust into the world stage limelight, since at the time strong female front members and lead vocals were still a relatively new thing, and the power ballad/hard rocking sound was just beginning to become identified as a genre. Forty years of adoring fans, and new ones being made every day, cannot be wrong about this enduring formula. Those of us who grew up in the PNW during the early years of Rock-n-Roll often felt the talent from this area was underrated or over looked, but now, as we look back we see how the region has indeed fostered many musical milestone artists. Fiercely proud of those 'locals' that make it big, Washingtonians east and west of the Cascades adopted Heart as 'their' band! Alas‌.life happens. Perhaps the pressures of fame, the toll of endless touring, or just the nature of humanity creates change; lineups change, band members move on or separate. What does not change is at the heart of the matter; a catalog of music and songs that still brings smiles and screaming crowds to their feet as they sing along to the words they know so well. Kevin Fillo, road manager for Randy Hansen, put it quite well recently. “People want to be brought back to the feelings of their youth, to be reminded of the feelings and emotions they had when these songs were new and 'spoke' to them on

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a personal level.� However it is not just the aging 'Baby Boomers' that crave this trans-generational music, as a recent show in Kingston, WA showed. The crowd pushing the stage was made up of fans from 20 to 70, and hardly a mouth in the crowd did not know the words to every hit. Hall Of Fame member Steve Fossen (Heart '67 to '82) is taking the lead behind this latest iteration we know as HEART BY HEART. The friendly and approachable bass player is still full of enthusiasm for this music to keep on being heard to the delight of fans. His signature thrumming bass, distinctive notes, and constantly smiling presence provides the framework for the dynamic stage show that unfolds for the eyes and ears. Long time drummer and fellow HOF inductee Michael Derosier (Heart '75 to '82), proves that 'Rock' drumming may be very good for ones health. His energy and youthful playfulness (in spite of having a bad cold that night), are evident in the explosive beats and perfectly timed rhythms that are the Continued on page 60


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backbone of so many driving Heart songs. During the raucous tune, "If Looks Could Kill”, Derosier breaks two sticks in quick succession while nary missing a beat, finally grabbing a durable, duct taped together combo to really drive the beat home. Blazing guitar strings are at the heart of every Rock and Roll outfit, and HEART BY HEART has two of the very best around. Period. An article on Randy Hansen would fill a volume in itself, but suffice it to say he proudly shares the stage with his friends to make these songs resonate. His style and stage presence is a crowd favorite, and he and Lizzy Daymont draw quite the mass of admirers to their power duets. Hansen is one of the most humble and humorous local legends that you could hope to meet, and before the show he entertains the other band members by effortlessly

picking out a Nine Inch Nails tune on a convenient banjo; pick a song and he will pluck it. (See King 5's bit on him sometime. www.king5.com/on-tv/evening-magazine/Jimi-Hemdrixtribute-artist-222236961.html) Complementing and augmenting the guitar experience of HEART BY HEART is the relative newcomer to the PNW, Lizzy Daymont. Her execution of the electric and acoustic styling's on song after song is nothing short of inspirational. An accomplished artist and front member of other bands, she plays anything with strings to a level of skill that must be seen to be appreciated. (I think she could make music on a 4 strand barbed wire fence). Randy and Lizzy play off of each other with infectious enthusiasm that delights the listeners and stirs the crowds. Off the stage she is an accomplished motorcycle enthusiast and her and her husband love to tour around on their Triumphs...this earns her even more respect in my estimation. The keyboards and backup instruments that so often define the finer points of memorable music, are skillfully supplied for the ensemble by the consummate funny man and gold record holding radio personality, Bob Rivers. His talent goes far beyond the keyboards, which he takes very seriously. Offstage his mellifluous voice and easy going banter put anyone in a good humor, thus he synthesizes Moogs and moods. His precise skills and other stage duties add a fun flair to the performances. Lastly, but by no means the least, at center stage Somar Macek belts out the lyrics with spine tingling authenticity and clarity that the world associates with the songs on the playlist. She is not merely an imitator of another vocalist, but a fantastic singer in her own right that is pleasing the crowds with her amazing talent. She inspires any woman, (or man) that has achingly crooned into their hair brush ‘microphone’ in front of a mirror and wished they could 'sing like that'. This CWU graduate has roots in the PNW and is proud of it. Her finely crafted chords are pushed to the edge as she faithfully recreates the songs, yet there is enough of Somer in her voice that one cannot help but think how good she would sound doing other songs or styles…what is next with those pipes? Whether one is a (tye) dyed in the wool, old school Heart fan, or a recent convert and appreciator of this unique sound, a HEART BY HEART show is certainly one that listeners will take to their heart and relive with pleasure for a very long time.


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n the line of duty". Five small words that when strung together have so much impact. To the uninitiated it may sound as simple as someone doing their job, yet for those who really know what it means; whose 'line of duty' on a daily or hourly basis includes the prospects of sudden, violent death...these words will never be taken lightly. What it means to many is that a fellow compatriot, a 'brother in arms' has paid the ultimate price for their service of one form or another, and are not ever coming home. Regardless of the branch of military service, or whether it is a policemen, firefighter, paramedic, perhaps someone working for the CIA or another branch of home security; these men and women are being remembered and honored above and beyond their immediate family members in a very positive and constructive manner through the CrossFit training facilities in place all over the country, and even around the world. The CrossFit intensive training techniques and work out centers have been growing by leaps and bounds since the idea was spawned about 10 years ago. The term WOD has meaning to everyone involved as the Continued on page 80


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Workout Of the Day; specially chosen and focused on by members to complete. Early on in the CrossFit enterprise the idea was formed to generate a 'HERO WOD'; an especially intense, rigorous, and more challenging Workout Of the Day named for or after a fallen member of the numerous branches or other areas of service where men and women are laying down their lives for others. This is not done in private either, it often gets buy in and publicized among the surviving family and friends of the chosen 'hero', many of whom will partake in the intense symbolism, yet all can at least see what others are doing and achieving in the memory of that individual. It is uplifting to participant and spectator alike, and in a small way helps keep the memory of that person and their sacrifice alive. Speaking recently with Angus Lee, Grant County Prosecutor, combat veteran, and co-owner and trainer at

the Moses Lake CrossFit Four Pillar facility, Venue asked for his insight and take on the HERO WOD and what its impact is and can be. "The feeling is hard to put into words when one commits to this, and what it means to the ones left behind". It shows they are still remembered and are being honored in a truly unique way, and it also builds up and fortifies those men and women still serving in some capacity as well, knowing they are joined by many who want to share in the pain of loss, but keep their memory alive through the positive, dynamic effort of the CrossFit regimen. Quitting in the middle of a HERO WOD is not an option. It is hard not to hear the emotion and conviction in Lees' voice when he talks about one HERO WOD, named for a fellow Marine who served with him and died in battle in Iraq. 'The Davy' is in honor of Seamus Davy of New York, (10/24/1979 to 10/21/2005), and is part of the local CrossFit WOD lineup but may soon be submitted to the headquarters of the franchise for recognition. Any of the HERO WOD's can be learned and attempted on ones own, in class, or with a group of friends. It does not matter as long as you remember the HERO this work out is being done for. As Lee again states," The feeling when taking part in these simply cannot be put into words, it must be experienced". The date


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that is chosen for the HERO WOD generally coincides with the date the namesake member was lost, thus it has a special memorial and symbolic meaning for those that knew the person, and it binds them in a tangible way with the thousands of CrossFit members that may be doing the workout on that date. The symbolism continues in that the HERO WOD takes in other aspects, perhaps of that individual's personality, branch of service, type of job, dates, numbers... anything that stands out becomes incorporated as part of the workout either in execution or repetition, adding even more meaning for those sweating and grunting it out. It is noteworthy that on the HERO WOD dates, often

the family is contacted well in advance and have the opportunity to participates or take part as a member of the cheering spectator group; it is an intensely emotional and physical outpouring all in one.

CrossFit Four Pillars athletes will proudly carry the banners representing the Fallen and Hometown Military Heroes of our region in this year's Spring Festival Grand Moonlight Parade. In remembrance and with gratitude.


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She is running A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction She is trying But the canyon’s ever widening In the depths of her cold heart So she sets out on another misadventure just to find She’s another two years older And she’s three more steps behind Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see? Or does anybody even know she’s going down today Under the shadow of our steeple With all the lost and lonely people Searching for the hope that’s tucked away in you and me Does anybody hear her? Can anybody see? She is yearning For shelter and affection That she never found at home She is searching For a hero to ride in To ride in and save the day And in walks her prince charming And he knows just what to say Momentary lapse of reason And she gives herself away If judgment looms under every steeple If lofty glances from lofty people Can’t see past her scarlet letter And we never even met her She (he) is running A hundred miles an hour in the wrong direction. lyrics by Casting Crowns

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Charley’s Aunt by Carrie Glencoe, Director Charley’s Aunt was first performed in London around 1816. It is known as one of the longest running plays in the world. The play has been made into several movies and has been performed in more than one language. This classic comedy is the perfect blend of romance, wit and physical comedy. My love affair with this play started thirty years ago when I was cast to play Donna Lucia d’ Alvadorez in my high school spring production. I immediately fell head over heels in love. I adore comedy. I go to the theater to escape the real world for a bit, to laugh and be swept away into an enchanted world. Charley’s Aunt serves as a perfect vehicle to that end. This production will take you to an age of innocence and leave you feeling happy. After all, laughter is the best medicine. When I was entrusted by Masquers to be a director there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to direct Charleys Aunt. Fortunately the Masquers board ageed! We have started rehearsals and I feel that I need to continually pinch myself. I could not have asked for a better cast. I consider my cast to be the “dream team”. Each actor brings a wealth of experience and personality to this project that is just going to make the entire production shine. Mark your calendars and come enjoy some local talent in Charley’s Aunt.

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Call for reservations 246-2611 www.masquers.com .Starring

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Growing up, graduating, and wondering…What next? Story/Jan THaCKeR

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hen my younger sister joined her high school classmates for their 30th reunion nearly a decade ago they celebrated by going back in time and celebrating the same way they did the night they graduated. In other words, they had a kegger. In a gravel pit. With Boombox music.

It’s nice to go back in time and relive those youthful moments but somehow that seemed a bit flaky to me. Becky said she had a good time but rolled her eyes and admitted some of her peers just weren’t ready to grow up Author, Jan Thacker yet. She said she was a little overdressed for hotdogs on a stick cooked over a bonfire. High school graduation. Is there anything as wonderful as finally getting that behind you? I can remember counting down the days until that glorious day of freedom. I started counting about second grade. Just imagine, no more school, no more teachers, no more tests and studying. A week after graduation, after Mom took down the card table shrine of gifts that took up a whole corner of the living room, I suddenly felt lost. What next? By August my younger friends were getting school clothes and giggling about this boy or that. I felt old. Not grown up, but old and missing out. It didn’t last long because before summer’s end my knight in shining armor appeared over the horizon on his Honda Dream and sealed my fate. Growing up is an odd thing. We just can’t wait… When we’re five we can’t wait until first grade. And then we realize how good it was to sleep in late and to sit on Mom’s lap for a hug whenever we wanted. How grand to take cheese sandwiches to the park and play in the sunshine. When we’re six we suddenly realize it’s over forever, or at least it will never be as it once was. We can’t wait until we can ride without training wheels. The price is paid by skinless knees, bloody hands, bumped heads and tears. We can’t wait until we get a bra. And the first time we strap that baby on we realize we’re agonizingly trapped by elastic, wire and hooks. We suddenly figure out that this cross-yourheart fantasy will have us in its grip ‘til the end of time, or at least until we’re in a nursing home and don’t give two hoots about keeping things up anymore. When we’re 16 we can drive. We can’t wait! But we didn’t think it would require that much studying and practice and it was a lot harder than it looked to stay in the lines and out of the ditch.


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And once we got good we were on perpetual errand duty from Mom. We can’t wait for our first prom. Life is perfect. But, oh no! We didn’t realize that Mom and Dad and all the aunts and uncles and grandparents would show up to watch. And that Grammy would bring her knitting. And that Granddad would ask her to put it down so he could waltz around the floor with her. But, most of all, we can’t wait to grow up. And on graduation night we look around at our friends, some of whom we started kindergarten with, and we realize it’s all ending. We shared measles, jokes, birthdays, sad days and happy days, comics, clothes, jewelry and cheeseburgers. We studied together, planned parties together, rode together on the bus, pierced each other’s ears, and lazed away the summers together. We had been a family, some of us; a giant clump of young people who cared for each other and understood each other. And the moment after we threw those mortarboards into the air, life would never be the same. Nothing would ever be the same. Thirteen years of school had us bound by structure and plan. And now the whole world was out there. Waiting. For us. Life was timeless and vague. Except for a few newcomers, I graduated from Whitefish (Montana) High School with the same kids I started first grade with. There were 66 in my graduating class and on graduation night our parents threw us a grand party at the Saddle Club. Basil Fossum (who became a bonafide doctor) climbed across an overhead log beam, which spurred on a whole rash of male beam crawlers. Most of us thought that was terribly immature. We were, after all, supposed to now be in the ranks of grownups. After midnight six of us, including my two closest friends, Cleone and Sheila, piled in a car and drove endlessly…to Flathead Lake, through Bigfork and close to Glacier Park. We pooled our money and talked George Krueger, who looked about 12, into going into a remote bar and buying beer. A matter of minutes after the big purchase we were passed by a Highway Patrol car. We panicked, tossed out the beer, and spent two hours looking for it. We never did find it. By dawn we were back at our high school. We didn’t really have anywhere else we wanted to be. The parking lot was empty and the school was darkened except for a single light at the gym entrance. We got out and walked around the school building and reminisced and cried. Before we knew it we had left the car where it was and were walking the mile toward my house, kicking

rocks down the dirt road and stopping to sit on the culvert at Cow Creek. When we spotted a grouse sitting in a bush one of the guys lifted a rock and halfheartedly tossed it. It hit the grouse in the head and killed it instantly… a fitting end to a jubilant/sad/exciting/depressing night. One chapter ends, and another one begins. Such is life.

Jan Thacker grew up in Whitefish, montana, and she and her husband dragged the family to Alaska in 1975. Fairly new residents of Moses Lake, she co-owns Red Door with her daughter, Lisa Boorman. a longtime journalist, artist, and author, her paintings and book (The Widows of Danford) are available at Red Door.

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2014

Your soap lake chamber at work supporting business and events

Soap Lake, WA Chamber of Commerce

Look What’s Happening in Soap Lake! April 12

June 21 - 22

May 2 - June 13

Smokiam Days Summer Festival

Hydroplane Show & Shine T-Shirts & Raffle Tickets , 10-4 East Beach Soap Lake Art Show “Side Stitched & In-Between” 509-764-3830

Jet Ski Races

July 5

Parade 11 am Sparkler Sprint 1 mi & 5k 8 am Salmon Feed 1-7 pm, Notaras Lawn

July 18 - 20

May 3

“Run to the Sun 2014” Motorcycle Event

Soap Lake Yacht Club Opening Day Regatta

May 10

September 13 - 14

S.E.B.A. Car Show & Shine

June 6 - 8

Soap Lake Outboard Regatta

June 14 - 15

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Pow Wow ~ Colville Tribe at East Beach

Soap Box Derby

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Soap Lake Chamber Auction & Dinner

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Adding value to your home Article/TOM PERRY - REALTY ESTATE TRAINER & COACH, REALTY EXECUTIVES GRANT COUNTY

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ellers are always asking their agents how to add value to their homes. They want to know the quick fixes that bring more money. So agents will walk through the home, room by room, pointing out the things that need to be improved, replaced or simply taken out of the home. I always look for what my sellers can do to give the Buyer “warm fuzzies”. First you must think like a Buyer. What are most Buyers looking for? A house with good street appeal. Make sure your home looks like a million bucks from across the street. Clean-up the landscaping, paint the exterior, clean the roof, driveway and walkways. A nice touch is to paint the front door and replace the door mat. A functional fl oor plan. Buyers do not want to feel boxed in when they enter or walk through the home. Quite often there is a wall that can be taken out for very little cost. Sometimes there are doors that can be removed to allow easy flow from room to room. Make sure the placement of the kitchen appliances allows a working kitchen. Uncluttered, clean and staged for sale. One rule that I have is that we can all remove 30% of what we have and still have more than we need. Maybe there are too many chairs or tables in a room. Possible it’s just how the furniture is placed in the room that makes it feel cramped. Removing a chest and adding shelves in a bedroom closet

makes the room look bigger. Take 30% of the clothes out of the closets and thin out the cabinets and drawers. Move in condition. Buyers really want a home that they can move in and have dinner. I’ve not met the buyer that walks away from a perfectly wonderful home for one that needs work unless they get it for a lower price. Get a pre-List inspection to find all the structural defect of the property…and fix them. If the carpet is worn replace it. If the walls need painting, paint them. A good value in their price range. What does this mean. If your home is worth $150,000 in perfect condition the buyer will discount the price by at least twice the cost to make the repairs or material replacements to the home. As a Seller, this makes no sense. But as a Buyer, the cost to make the improvements is an unknown. Another big psychological driver for the reduced price is “The Seller let these things go, I wonder what else is wrong with the home. So, don’t leave money on the table. Do all you can to give the Buyer “warm fuzzies”. Everything I mentioned above will either bring more money for the home or ensure a quick sale at full market value. So contact a strong knowledgeable agent today and put your plan together to net the most money from the sale of your home.


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Moses Lake C h a m b e r of Commerce

We are accepting 2014 nominees “Ag Hall of Fame” We would like to honor and recognize distinguished individuals that have made significant contributions to the agricultural community.

To nominate your farmer go to www.moseslake.com/halloffame.html, or stop by the Chamber’s office

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Fit Facts: How much do you weigh? Article/ben ormond, 3-d fitness - certified fitness trainer

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ho cares? Does it REALLY matter? ABSOLUTELY not! Are you required to enter your current weight into some sadistic computer before you can start your day? Chances are probably not. In reality the only people who truly need to know their weight are competitors. So unless you are trying to make weight for your next show or match, it doesn’t matter. Yet the number on the scale consumes so many people, some even obsess over it. I have had clients that weigh themselves multiple times a day. And why? I can almost guarantee each time will reveal a different number and create a new way to ruin your day and piss you off. Think about it. How many mornings have you woken up in a great mood? You jump out of bed and meander your way to the bathroom, feeling like a champ. Only to have your entire day completely ruined by that flippin evil scale. In your mind you just went from champ to chump and proceed to have a nuclear

level mental breakdown. While you declare a national state of Ben Ormond Certified Fitness Trainer emergency you have also probably soured the day of your spouse and kids. For what? Nothing has changed about you except that you saw a number. That is all it is, a number. A scale only measures how much you weigh at that precise moment. It tells you nothing important about your health. It doesn’t measure your health markers, your stress levels, your sleep quality, how your workouts are going or the quality of your nutrition. It is irrelevant. That is why I try to encourage my clients to stop weighing themselves, or at least not as frequently. When I first take on a client we do a full assessment from body weight & measures to various strength, flexibility and balance


assessments. This is only because I need to establish their starting point. After that we do not step on the scale or measure anything else for 12 weeks. I take the focus off the number and place it on their progress, how they are feeling, performing, and how their clothes are fitting. I recently reassessed a client after 12 weeks and she had zero weight loss. But how? She had worked so hard. I’ll tell you how; she replaced fat with muscle. While she lost no weight, she did lose four inches, and dropped over 4% of her body fat. On all her strength, balance and flexibility tests she more than doubled her previous results. Most importantly she substantially lowered both her heart rate and blood pressure. So what could have happened if we had only measured her weight? She would have probably been broken, discouraged and not to mention felt like she wasted her money on my services. She could have possibly just quit, figuring all her hard work was a waste of time, and went back to her unhealthy ways. But she knew the scale did not matter, and after killing all the other assessments, she left feeling proud of herself and her accomplishments! You see, the number on the scale really doesn’t matter. So many people look at that number and feel crushed, or ashamed. They are owned and defined by it, yet they don’t know what they want it to say. They just know they want it lower. They work hard and starve themselves always trying to lower that number, but never being happy or healthy. Then there are those that do know what they want that number to be. They say, “When I weigh ___, I will love myself”. But it doesn't happen that way. They get tunnel vision and stay so focused and consumed by the number. They believe that number is directly related to their health and happiness. In reality it is

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only related to their unhappiness and stress. Then they finally reach that number only to be disappointed because there is no grand crescendo at the end and the self-love switch doesn’t automatically flip on. Start loving yourself today! YOU deserve it. Don’t allow some pointless number on a torture device to define you. Some say they weigh themselves regularly for motivation. NO! They let that stupid scale own them. If you want motivation try eating in front of the mirror naked! If you have a fitness or nutrition question you would like answered in Fit Facts, feel free to email me at 3DFitnessML@ gmail.com or submit your question on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/3DFitnessML.

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Keep your head down! A misconcepti on in golf discussed. Story/BiLL PORTeR

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he definition of a misconception is "a view or opinion that is incorrect because it is based on faulty thinking or understanding." Probably all of us go through life holding tightly to at least a few misconceptions that we've come to believe as truth. The game of golf seems to have more than its share of incorrect information that is embraced and passed down from golfer to golfer. The most famous example of this is the short phrase that is repeated around the golf world thousands of times a day, "Keep your head down!" No misconception is sounded more loudly and more often than this one. The idea seems to make sense on the surface, but ultimately, as the cure for not getting the ball airborne, it doesn't work and can cause the very ill it's purported to cure. Almost always, the person who is focused on keeping their head down, lowers their chin at address creating an exaggerated downward tilt of the head. This position impedes the turning of the shoulders during the backswing and forces the golfer to either sway off the ball, lift their spine angle rather than turning around it, or make very little shoulder turn at all, thus losing a key power source in the swing. The ideal address position has the chin lifted up just a tiny bit, giving the shoulder clear passage on the back swing and allowing the head to stay fairly steady. If the head down approach can adversely affect the backswing, it wrecks even more havoc on the forward swing. As

the golfer is doing everything in their power to keep their head down for as long as possible, the chances of achieving correct weight transfer, body rotation, and a balanced finish position are lost. Instead of a flowing swing that allows the head to naturally release after impact, a chopping or falling back motion can often result. Any time a golfer’s weight is falling back to the trail foot in the hitting area, the club will either strike the ground well behind the ball, or skim the ground behind the ball and catch the ball above the equator resulting in the “worm burner.” Here’s a better approach. Rather than trying to keep the head down, focus on picking up your chin just a bit at address, then keeping the head steady during the backswing and into the hitting area. Avoid a prolonged effort to stay down well after impact, but focus on swinging the club freely through the hitting area with the goal of having the club head brush the ground. Allow your head to naturally release after impact, which provides a better chance for proper weight transfer, solid ball contact, and a tall and well balanced finish position. Here’s a drill that will help you make solid ball contact and doesn’t even require a golf ball or driving range; your own backyard will work just fine. You will, however, need lots of tees! Place three tees on the ground in a row, with the center tee representing the golf ball. The center tee is pressed well into the ground, barely above ground level. The two outside tees are pressed about half way into the ground, one at the toe of the club,


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and the other at the heel, just wide enough for the club to rest on the ground without touching the two outside tees. The goal is to clip the center tee out of the ground while not touching the two outside tees. Several positive things happen as a result of this drill. First, you're learning what your tendencies are as at first you will probably be consistently hitting one of the two taller tees rather than swinging between them. Second, and most importantly, you will see exactly where your club is first striking the ground. Perfect ball contact happens when the club head travels between the two taller tees and a shallow divot begins exactly even with the center tee, not behind it, or in front of it, but even with it. Last thing, as you work this drill, remember to have your chin slightly up at address, and rather than a focus on keeping the head down through the hitting area, instead determine to keep your head level and steady through the hitting area, then allow your head to release as you swing to a balanced finish position. If you are not sure what a balanced finish position looks like, go to YouTube and search PGA Tour or LPGA Tour golf swings and observe how each player has a very similar look to how their swing finishes. There's not a better way to learn than watching the best, and it’s not a bad way to check out the accuracy of the advice that’s passed along at the course either.

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7th Annual Coulee City Highlighters Western Art Show & Sale theme: Not strictly western art but it is held during the Last Stand Coulee City Rodeo. Friday, May 23rd thru Sunday, May 25th  10:00 am to 4:pm daily 504 West Main • Coulee City Intake days: Sat., May 17th and Tuesday, May 20th 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

(above) painting by Dorothy Graff and (below) painting by Katherine Downing

Enter as many as you like, $5.00 per entry, Artwork and Photography can be no larger than 42" by 62" including frame and must be ready to hang or finished edges.

Entry forms will be available at the Highlighters Art Club on intake days. Contact Information: Dorothy Graff 509 632 5373 Nellie Schrock 509 639 2645 Nancy Behne 509 639 2543


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