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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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