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Paula Walters | Library announces book selected for 2015 Columbia River Reads program

North Central Regional Library is pleased to announce that it is time for our 2015 Columbia River Reads, our One Book program. I am thrilled that the book this year is the best-seller “The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics,” by Daniel James Brown. We are hoping that patrons from all of the NCRL branches will join in reading the book and will attend the free event open to the public. Books, audio tapes and downloadable e-books will be ...
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Susan Ballinger | Wenatchee botanist to be honored at reception

The Washington Native Plant Society (WNPS) has recently awarded Wenatchee botanist Pamela Camp with the prestigious Mentzelia Award for her exceptional contributions to the society. The Wenatchee Chapter invites the public to a reception to honor Pamela during the monthly meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 22 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. The guest speaker in Jim Hadfield, U.S. Forest Service Forest pathologist (retired) speaking about dwarf mistletoes in Washington. Dwarf mistletoes in the genus Arcethobium are native plants that parasitize conifers of Pacific Northwest forests. ...
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Susan Ballinger | Take action to preserve whitebark pine

The sharp scent of fresh-cut pine is a signature of the holidays and reminds us of our deep human connection to conifer trees. Our Eastside Cascade forests are home to four native pines: ponderosa, lodgepole, western white and whitebark. Pines grow signature cones, each containing seeds. Most commonly when ripe, the woody cone scales open and spread apart, exposing a seed surrounded by a papery wing that is easily carried away by the wind. However, whitebark pinecones never open on their own so their large wingless seeds remain encased inside ...
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Wendell George | Little Joe and the animal world

It was natural for Little Joe to follow the Indian First Commandment, “Treat the earth and all that dwell thereon with respect.” He and his pet spaniel shared an uncompromising love. She built her world around him by imitating him, like bouncing a tennis ball and catching it. He thought she was the smartest dog in the world and proudly showed the trick to his uncle (Twasen).