Jan. 29, 2014- News Briefs

Free dental care offered to children

OKANOGAN — Free dental care, including mouth guards for sixth- through 12th-graders, will be offered Feb. 6-8 to children from 1-18 years old.

“Smile Day” is a cooperative effort of dental clinics at Family Health Centers and Indian Health Service.

Fluoride, cleaning and other procedures will be offered.

Family Health Centers Dental Clinics will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 7-8 at 101 N. Sixth Ave., Brewster; 626 S. Second Ave., Okanogan, and 1321 Main St., Oroville.

Indian Health Service’s clinics will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 6 at 29 Nespelem/San Poil St., Nespelem, and Feb. 7 at 617 Benton St., Omak.

Harnack named Student of the Month

RIVERSIDE – Part-time Tunk Valley resident Olivia “Livy” Harnack was named Student of the Month last week for the Suttons Bay, Mich., School District.

The 11-year-old Harnack is a sixth-grader at Suttons Bay Elementary School, where she is in an accelerated educational track taking seventh-grade mathematics and reading classes.

She is the daughter of Roger Harnack of Tunk Valley and Gretchen Harnack of Suttons Bay.

—The Chronicle

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