Manson FFA will be celebrating National FFA week on Feb 18-25. National FFA Week is an opportunity for FFA members, alumni and sponsors to advocate for agricultural education and FFA.
More than half a million members will participate in FFA activities throughout the week. There will be a variety of events that allow members to communicate with others about what FFA is all about and ignite a passion for agriculture!
This year’s theme is “Transform”. Why Transform? Because the future of agriculture is strong and as the population continues to grow, so does the need for a healthy and abundant food supply. By working together in this small community of Manson, we can transform the message of agriculture!
Together, Manson’s FFA members can continue to educate others on the importance of agriculture. Giving back to others and serving the community has always been important to FFA members. Throughout the year, members transform their passion for service in their community by giving back in a variety of ways. Here are a list of our daily events through the week.
Tuesday 21st - Green hand day
Wednesday 22nd - FFA t-shirts
Thursday 23rd - Barbeque
Friday 24th - Kiss a goat for charity
Buckner Orchard 2017 Membership Drive
We need you more than ever!
As indicated in our Annual Report for 2016, we were able to do many, many good things at the Homestead and Orchard thanks to your support, contributions, and volunteering. If we are to continue this good work, funding and volunteering must continue, as well.
In this uncertain time, it's still unknown just what specific impact continued federal budget cuts will have on the work at the Orchard. We do know there will likely be a loss of time and/or resources available to the National Park Service this year, making our work all the more important. The Buckner Orchard and Homestead need our support more than ever!
Memberships are one form of contributing funds to support our work at the Homestead and Orchard.
RENEWAL - Your check, made out to the Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation (BHHF), should be mailed to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. As a renewal, we will have your information on file. Please include your e-mail address, as this is how we receipt and communicate with members in a cost-effective manner.
NEW MEMBERSHIP - Download and print the membership form found at this link (Membership Form) and mail to PO Box 184, Manson, WA 98831. Again, be sure to include your e-mail address.
Individual - $25.00 Business - $75.00 Benefactor - $250.00 Sustainer - $1,000.00 Family - $50.00 Patron - $100.00 Steward - $500.00 Donation - $ ___________
DONATIONS - Another form of support for the Homestead and Orchard is a donation. Monetary donations may be for a specific purpose or as a non-specific donation to the Foundation.
Please join us today with whatever level of membership you choose and help us assure a productive and successful future for the Buckner Homestead. (Not sure how your contribution will be used? Then, review our 2016 Financial Summary at the end of the Annual Report.) All Foundation work and administration is entirely by volunteers.
2017 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Monday, May 15 Annual Meeting
Reclamation District Office
Thursday, June 15 Orchard Work Party
Buckner Orchard, Stehekin
Saturday, July 15 Orchard Work Party
Buckner Orchard, Stehekin
Saturday, August 12 Square Dance at the Orchard
Old Packing Shed 7 PM,
Monday, August 14 Summer Board Meeting
Bakery Gazebo, 8 AM
HARVEST FEST 2017
Friday, October 6
Orchard Work Party
Buckner Orchard, 9 AM
Valley Music Program
Stehekin School, 7 PM
Saturday, October 7 Harvest Fest
Buckner Orchard, Stehekin
10 AM, picking and pressing
1 PM potluck and music
Sunday, October 8 Poetry Night
7 PM, Bakery Cabin #1,
Web site: bucknerhomestead.org
The Buckner Homestead Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit organization created specifically to support and preserve the Buckner Homestead and Orchard in Stehekin, Washington, and is registered as such with the State of Washington and the IRS (Tax ID #452913458)
Drivers should prepare for delays east of Snoqualmie Pass due to daytime lane closures and full nighttime closures
HYAK – Drivers should prepare for delays east of Snoqualmie Pass next week due to single-lane daytime closures and full nighttime closures of Interstate 90.
Starting Wednesday, Feb. 22 through Friday, Feb. 24 the Washington State Department of Transportation will have single-lane closures in both directions from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. just east of the Snoqualmie Pass summit. WSDOT will also close I-90 at night. The westbound lanes will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. at milepost 62 near the Stampede Pass interchange and the eastbound lanes will close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. at milepost 56 near the Gold Creek area. WSDOT will reopen the lanes during the nighttime closure every two hours to clear out traffic.
In an effort to improve visibility and safety at night on I-90, crews are installing additional reflectors along barriers and installing LED lane markers where possible.
Crews are also removing built-up snow in the lanes along Keechelus Lake and cleaning the road dirt off the side panels to improve reflectivity. A reduced speed of 45-miles per hour at night will assist drivers navigating through the eastbound lanes east of the summit; the temporary speed reduction will be in effect until visibility along the lake improves.
Follow @SnoqualmiePass on Twitter and check the mountain passes http://www.wsdot.com/traffic/passes/snoqualmie/default.aspx web page for updates.
On 02/05/17 Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of a head on injury accident on Badger Mountain Rd. at MP 3.
Investigation revealed that a S/B Dodge Durango was coming down the hill. It was snowing and the roads were icy. The driver said she was applying her brakes when her vehicle started to slide and ran into a vehicle, a Subaru Tribeca, which was coming up the hill.
The Durango was occupied only by the driver, a 29 year old East Wenatchee woman. The Subaru was carrying a family of five: a 36 year old male, a 33 year old female, a 9 year old female, a 4 year old male, and a two year old male.
The family and the driver of the Durango were all transported to Confluence Hospital. None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.
Both vehicles were so damaged they had to be towed.
The following is the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of this publication:
Dear Manson Community Members:
The Manson School Board is asking you to please support our REPLACEMENT Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Levy. This support provides critical funding for student programs, maintenance of our community’s school facilities, and quality staff members working with our children. Local M & O levy funding comprises 14% of our total funding.
We are a fiscally conservative board and work hard to insure public funds are used responsibly to provide students with an exceptional education.
We are very thankful for your previous support and ask that you vote in support of this levy once again.
Manson School District Board of Directors
The Manson Trojans Basketball Team ended their regular season on Friday, February 3 placing fourth in the CWB League with a record of 14-6.
The team begins its post-season journey this Wednesday, February 8 at 6 p.m. in the high school gym. They will be competing against Soap Lake.
If the Trojans win on Wednesday (GO Trojans) they are guaranteed two more league games and a spot in districts.
As this is a league playoff game family passes will not be accepted at the door. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $6 for senior citizens and students with ASB cards.
Please come out and support your Manson Trojans!!!!
Special Board Meeting
142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building, February 8th, 2017, 4:30pm
I. Call to Order
II. Flag Salute
III. Agenda Additions & Deletions
IV. Public Comment/Questions
V. Approval of Minutes
a. January 12th, 2017 Regular Meeting minutes
VI. Financial Review
a. Review Monthly Financial Reports
b. Review and Approve Monthly Voucher
VII. Old Business
a. Director’s Report
b. Park Improvements
i. Downtown Waterfront: Design Firm Selection
ii. Willow Point Restrooms
VIII. New Business
a. Director position
b. Park maintenance vehicle
c. 2017 Budget
d. Full Time Employee Holidays
Next Regular Meeting: March 9th, 2017 at 4:00pm, 142 Pedoi St., Bumgarner Building
On January 28, 2017 Sheriff Brian Burnett reports at approximately 0900 hours a local Wenatchee resident, while boating on the Columbia River, located a human body in the shallow water near the shoreline adjacent to BNSF Appleyard. The Chelan County Detective Unit, Chelan County Coroner’s Office and Chelan County Marine Patrol Unit responded to recover the deceased.
The Chelan County Coroner’s Office, Chief Deputy Coroner Earl Crowe, identified the body as 32-year old Rudy Hernandez from Monitor. Hernandez’s family was notified by the Sheriff’s Office and Coroner’s Office as soon as the identification was made. On January 29, 2017 an autopsy was performed and the cause of death was ruled a suicide by drowning.
Hernandez was originally reported as missing in November, 2016. The Sheriff’s Office launched a search that included flying the Wenatchee River by helicopter, the Swift Water Rescue team was deployed and checked a portion of the Wenatchee River to the Sleepy Hollow bridge, a ground search along the banks of the river, and Chelan County Detectives wrote search warrants for social media websites trying to gain any information they could on Hernandez.
On 01/26/16 at 11:14 AM Douglas County Deputies responded to a report of found explosives at the 300 Blk. of Higgins Loop Rd. near Orondo. The owners of the orchard had been cleaning a shop area when they located a spool of detonation cord, 30 sticks of high explosive dynamite, and a box of electric blasting caps. The Washington State Patrol Bomb squad was called to the scene and safely disposed of the explosives.
The owners were unaware the explosives were in their shop. The items had probably been placed there a generation ago by a past family member. This is not uncommon in agricultural communities.
On 01/25/17 at approximately 1549 hrs. Douglas County Deputies were asked by DOC community corrections officers to assist them in locating a person with a felony warrant. They had information the subject was hiding in a house at the 400 Blk. of Rock Island Rd. He was suspected to be armed.
Deputies went to the residence and knocked on the door. There was no answer. The owner of the residence arrived and gave the deputies permission to search her house for the suspect. She said there may be persons in her house with arrest warrants.
While inside the house, Deputies encountered several locked doors, which were easily opened. Four persons were located hiding in various places throughout the house. All were confrontational and uncooperative.
Two subjects were arrested for warrants, 29 year old Jose Garcia-Guizar of East Wenatchee (malicious mischief) and 39 year old Preston Norgar of East Wenatchee (making a false statement to a law enforcement officer). Both were transported to the Chelan County Jail without incident or injury.
Heroin was located inside the house and its ownership is still under investigation. A small amount of heroin was found inside the house, and it’s ownership is still under investigation.