I hope readers saw Tracy Warner's wonderful column in Friday's edition on the late Nelson Mandela, a truly extraordinary human being who changed the course of history in South Africa by leading the struggle against apartheid and who chose forgiveness and reconciliation over hatred after the struggle was completed.
Jeff Ostenson of North 40 Productions is a passionate believer that Mission Ridge Ski and Board Resort is one of our region's most valuable and least appreciated assets, and I couldn't agree more.
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There's nothing quite like walking a mile in someone's shoes to gain a greater appreciation for the challenges they face and develop a sense of compassion and caring.
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A friend who is a public school skeptic told me recently that he believed school initiatives in North Central Washington focused on making learning personal for kids, using technology effectively and connecting with the community amounted to little more than talk.
One of the most intriguing conferences around here is the North Central Washington Success Summit, which this week will bring together more than 150 individuals to celebrate efforts that are working to make our communities succeed. The summit will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Okanogan Middle School and the theme is "Okanogan — Small Town, Strong Community."
Rarely do I take photographs that I'm worried won't be printed very well on our wonderful presses but earlier this week I made a picture under stage lights that I enjoy on my computer screen but when I change it over to colors that our presses use, it turns out very flat.