News for Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Donations sought to help 4-H families with fire losses

The state 4-H community is being asked to help members’ families impacted by the Carlton Complex fires.

Churches of Christ offer relief supplies

People impacted by the Carlton Complex fires can get a variety of relief supplies through Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Effort Inc., based in Nashville, Tenn.

Fire area residents urged to take flood, erosion precautions

People in, adjacent to and downstream from areas burned in the Carlton Complex fires are urged to take immediate action to protect themselves from erosion and flooding.

Fire information meetings planned in Okanogan, Conconully

A fire information meeting is planned at 7 tonight, Thursday, at Okanogan High School, 255 S. Fifth Ave. Another meeting will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the Conconully Community Hall, 219 Main St.

Murray, Cantwell call for additional firefighting money

A dozen U.S. senators, including Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell, both D-Wash., have sent a letter to Senate leaders calling for swift passage of President Obama’s emergency supplemental funding request, which would allocate $615 million to fight wildfires.

Pastime offers donates to Okanogan County Community Action

The Pastime Bar and Grill is donating 5 percent of its food sales to Okanogan County Community Action’s fire victim assistance fund.

U.S. Bank sets up mobile branch in Tonasket

U.S. Bank has set up a mobile banking branch at its regular branch, 409 S. Whitcomb Ave. It is open during regular banking hours.

BomberCon relocated from Okanogan to Burlington

The third annual BomberCon, slated for July 25-27 at the Agriplex in Okanogan, has been moved to Burlington due to fires in Okanogan County.