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Ed Farrar A.Z. Wells Award 1

Farrar receives Spirit of A.Z. Wells Award

WENATCHEE — Edward Farrar has a gift for overcoming obstacles. He abandoned a football scholarship at Georgia Tech after just one year, so he could study medicine. He raised his sunken cabin cruiser in a Florida hurricane and then spent a year working construction to pay off his debt on the uninsured boat. 
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Paula Walters | Molly Gloss to discuss new novel

What a wonderful evening April 9 was at The Numerica Performing Arts Center. Daniel James Brown was so amazing and it was evident that all present loved his book “The Boys in the Boat.” The audience had interesting questions for him. I would like to thank everyone in our community that participated in North Central Regional Library’s 2015 Columbia River Reads Program. More than 75 of our book clubs were represented that evening. A “one book” program is only a success if members of the community read the book and ...
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Susan Sampson | Meet 'Perri the Poetry Fairy'

Meet “Perri the Poetry Fairy.” Most people wouldn’t recognize Perri, but the first, second and third grade students at Mission View Elementary School do! Perri is the woman dressed, from the toes up, in bright tights, shorts, a tutu, a bright top, gauze wings, a tiara, bright makeup and gobs of jewelry. She breezes into their classrooms to read poetry to the children for five to 10 minutes once per week. She squeezes her performances into lesson plans evidently required by “No Child Left Behind” laws and “Common Core” concerns ...
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Mary Rea | Keeping an eye on deer

A lot of deer roam through our yard, which is just fine. It’s a chance to get up close and personal with nature. We watch bucks browse on the bushes out back, count points on their antlers and wonder which of the local females they’ve romanced.
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Kory Kalahar | WestSide 'family' — helping each other during difficult times

When tragedy struck the Parker family once again and the kids lost their father and their mother lost her husband, the students at WestSide High were shocked, hurt and ready to help. Three students from the Leadership Club — Samantha Welch, Courtney Welch and Carmen Cruz-Gonzalez — sprung into action immediately thinking of ways they could help the family and their mother’s continuing battle against Stage 4 cancer.