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Local girl wins Science Prize

by Doris Mae Johanssen     Our own Cen­tu­ry June Walk­ing­stick has won top prize in the Cen­tral Ore­gon Bud­ding Sci­en­tist con­test in the Junior Sci­en­tist cat­e­go­ry (for ages six to nine). We all know how spe­cial Cen­tu­ry June is and now … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Wilbur County 4-H News

by Misty Carmichael, 4-H Cor­re­spon­dent     In Wilbur Coun­ty we have lots of 4-H Clubs. Almost any­one 9 or old­er can find one to belong to. You can find out how to sign up by call­ing the Wilbur Coun­ty Exten­sion Ser­vice. … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Diary of little Germaine to be digitized

by Susie Apple­gate     Ger­maine City Librar­i­an, Lucy Charlebois-LaPlante announced today that the diary of Ger­maine Van­Bib­ber, the lit­tle girl after whom the town of Ger­maine was named, will be dig­i­tized and post­ed on line.     Lucy, as most Ger­main­ers know, is … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Germaine Reads: Review of The Double

No writer has impact­ed me to a greater extent in the last four years than Jose Sara­m­a­go. Blind­ness was a gift from a good friend and from the first I was cap­ti­vat­ed, by style, by sub­stance, by sto­ry. The Dou­ble is the lat­est among sev­er­al that I have read since receiv­ing that first bril­liant intro­duc­tion to this nobel lau­re­ate. Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Germaine Reads: Reviews of new arrivals at the Germaine Library

by Lucy Charlebois-La Plante    Some­one has to Eat the Bro­ken Egg by Shirley Knott. Pub­lished by Athens Press, a sub­sidiary of Greno­ble Pub­lish­ing House.    Sib­ling rival­ry and birth order are exam­ined by Shirley Knott in this com­pelling illus­tra­tion of how … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Hope fades and winks out

by Jody Hop­per     â€œWe’ll keep the yel­low rib­bon around the quak­ing aspen, but it don’t look like they’re com­ing home,” Shu Arling­ton, son of Susan­nah and Albert Arling­ton, said as he stood out­side the Sheriff’s office ear­ly this morn­ing. He … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Emergency preparedness tabled again

    Wilbur Coun­ty Board of Health’s reg­u­lar month­ly meet­ing con­vened at the cour­t­house Tues­day evening. Items on the agen­da includ­ed emer­gency pre­pared­ness in the event of a bio­log­i­cal attack and the progress of physi­cian recruit­ment efforts.     Matt Thomp­son, Board Chair, asked … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Health demands drastic measures

by Lucy Charlebois-LaPlante    Ger­maine and all of Wilbur Coun­ty have been with­out a sin­gle full­time physi­cian since Doc Bar­low died five years ago. In that time we have had a num­ber of deaths that might hae been pre­vent­ed with the ear­ly … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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