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Wendell George | Little Joe learns about the symbolism of the eagle

When Neil Armstrong guided the Apollo 11 lunar module to the moon on July 20, 1969, he said “The Eagle has landed.” As he moved to the surface, he said, “One step for man and one giant leap for mankind.” But did mankind’s giant leap open the door for solving world problems? Astronaut Edgar Mitchell believed so during his 1971 Apollo 14 flight but progress has been slow since.
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Community input sought to enhance Pybus Public Market

In the short time that it has been operating, Pybus Public Market has become a shining example of a civic project that engages the community on all kinds of levels. The stunning building and the various  events that take place there have created the valley’s first true tourist destination.  The ‘wow’ factor is undeniable.
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Why you should nominate a Jefferson Award candidate

A year ago, Mariachi Huenachi's Ramon Rivera was nominated for the state Jefferson Award and was one of five winners. River said getting the award has changed his life and created tremendous momentum for the music and educational empowerment program that he directs at the Wenatchee School District.
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Freddy Robinson brings unique perspective to "Lincoln Live" role

When the “Lincoln Live” scholarship event opens at 7 p.m. Thursday night at the Grove Recital Hall at Wenatchee Valley College, the community will have a chance to get acquainted with Freddy Robinson, a transplant to our region who has a diverse background in film and literature. Robinson is the show’s co-director with Sherry Schreck and plays the part of abolitionist Frederick Douglass. 
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Darold Wax | It takes creativity, engagement to keep museum alive

As residents of near — by communities can attest, operating a small local museum has its challenges. For starters, an engaged citizenry is necessary. Lacking such a base, the effort is likely doomed from the outset. Equally vital is an active and imaginative board of directors, able to envision and plan. And all bets are off without a corps of volunteers willing to labor in the trenches, assisting with everything from washing windows and sweeping floors to greeting visitors. The Mansfield Museum, happily, is well-endowed with these crucial elements.