Basin Briefs for Sept. 9, 2019

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Harbor Freight store to open in ML

MOSES LAKE — The new Harbor Freight Tools store is set to open Wednesday at 8 a.m., according to a press release from the Calabasas, California-based company’s headquarters.

The store will be located at 304 E. Broadway Ave., in the building formerly occupied by Able Building Supply, which closed in March 2004.

“We’re excited to serve customers in the great city of Moses Lake,” said store manager Russell Shiraishi in the release. “At Harbor Freight, we’re passionate about providing our customers with the tools they need to get the job done, and always at an affordable price. We look forward to welcoming auto technicians, contractors, woodworkers, homeowners, hobbyists—anyone who needs affordable tools.”

The 15,000-square-foot store will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays. Harbor Freight offers a full selection of tools and accessories in categories including automotive, air and power tools, storage, outdoor power equipment, generators, welding supplies, shop equipment, hand tools and more, according to the release, all of which come with a lifetime warranty.

Harbor Freight began as a mail order company in 1977 n southern California, according to the press release, and opened its first store in 1980. The company operated over 1,000 stores nationwide, it said.

After community comes together to rescue injured dog, one good turn deserves another

MOSES LAKE — A fundraiser will be held Sept. 14 in the parking lot of Moore Furniture, 328 Basin St. SW in Ephrata, to raise funds to reimburse a local resident and a Spokane-based organization that worked together to save the life of a neglected shih tzu named Moses. The dog’s previous owner, a backyard breeder, had allowed the dog’s health to deteriorate, according to animal rescue organization Rescue 4 All.

When Rescue 4 All received an emergency call Aug. 7 for a 7-week-old shih tzu that was found with a herniated diaphragm, it wasn’t immediately clear that Moses the puppy was going to make it. The owner, who wasn’t able to pay for transportation to a vet, let alone medical bills, reportedly signed away her rights to the dog. After a number of tense nights and a round of emergency surgery, the puppy has made a full recovery and has found his forever home with out-of-state owners.

After working to spread the word about Moses and provide updates on his health, Annette Hernandez, one of the moderators for Facebook group Lost and Found Pets of Grant County, Wa, is helping to organize a fundraiser yard sale to help reimburse those who paid Moses’ vet bills. The fundraiser will start 9 a.m. Saturday, and seeks to reimburse almost $2,000 in medical bills, as well as raise funds for the creation of an animal rescue organization in Ephrata.

Walmart donates $3k to Othello School District

OTHELLO — The Othello Walmart made a $3k donation to the Othello School District, which will benefit students that are in need this academic year.

The Othello School District announced the donation last week on social media. The donation will reportedly go toward purchasing school supplies for students in need throughout the 2019-2020 school year.

Last September, the Moses Lake Walmart donated roughly $7,500 worth of school supplies that were evenly distributed through the district’s 14 schools in the city.

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