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Alex Wiecking | The expedition of happiness

Dear boys, girls, men and women of the world, life is too darn brief to not commit to the simple joys present everyday. We are frequently surrounded by all categories of people, emotions, situations, and positions, yet we so tend to focus on the negative ones. Why is that?
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Terry Vranges | Maintaining focus, one day at a time

The line between life and death is skirted when chemicals are pumped into our bodies with reckless abandon. They take an otherwise authentic walk through life and turn it into a stupefied stumble down life’s path. My stumbles and bumbles led me to county jail. My choice to change has led me to drub rehabilitation.
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Wendell George | Little Joe discovers language can be confusing

Little Joe’s heart synchronized with the ancient two beats per second rhythm of the ceremonial drums. His vision swirled in ever descending spirals as he relaxed and felt his worries dissolve. The incoming frequencies exploded into vivid colors uncovering a long-sought memory. Other recognized patterns gradually emerged into his awareness. Even with minimum input and analysis, the meaning became clear to him. He sensed this was the survival instinct of his ancestors: his Spirit Power (Sumach) in action.
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Dave Moazed | 5 Things to Know

My name is Dave Moazed, and I’m Trout Unlimited. Specifically, I’m the chapter president of the Icicle Valley TU chapter in Leavenworth. I’m TU because our area steelhead, Chinook and coho require cold clean water to survive, just as we humans do. Trout Unlimited is the leading cold water conservation organization in the nation.
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Kenroy teacher rewriting national science curriculum

Spend five minutes talking to Kenroy Elementary teacher Veronique Paquette and you will understand why she is one of five second-grade teachers in the country selected to participate in the national Science Master Teacher Project. Paquette, who has spent 27 years educating kids, lights up the room when she talks about her passion for engaging students and helping them catch the spirit of learning. She is a leader in the use of technology in the classroom by working with her students to find effective ways to enhance their education through ...
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Darold Wax | The Mansfield Museum — busy collecting and connecting

Like most museums, the Mansfield Museum is home to a variety of exhibits, some designed as more or less permanent while others, including our special annual displays, have a shorter public lifespan. All, however, permanent and temporary, depend upon the cooperation and generosity of our supporters for the artifacts and other pieces that make up each display. Without citizen involvement, our museum would be hard-pressed to deliver on a key assignment: to preserve and present, with the aim of revealing the past and informing the future. And so the Mansfield ...
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Russ Alman | An engaged Facebook community

Last week, Wenatchee World reporters took some time to reflect on what had been an historic, or perhaps infamous, month. With only about one-third of the fire season over, we have already faced the largest wildfire in Washington state history. As the social media manager for The Wenatchee World, I’d like to add my perspective.
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Dan Sollom | Gamble Sands: A focus on fun

I was excited to be invited to play the newest golf course in the Northwest, Gamble Sands, just a few miles north of Brewster, on Friday. This event was held for VIPs and media one day before the course opened for public play. (I don’t know which of those two groups I belong, so I’ll just presume both.)