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Teen earns prestigious Mitchell Award

OMAK — Cadet 2nd Lt. Steven Roberts of Civil Air Patrol’s Northern Desert Composite Squadron recently pinned on his current rank after earning the Gen. Billy Mitchell Award during a Nov. 18 ceremony at the Omak High School Library.

It all began with one teacher

Seven years ago, St. Paul’s Lutheran School added a band program to their extracurricular activities. Students in second through fifth grade picked up a musical instrument for the first time and, under the guidance of teacher Cheryl Rolf, started making music together.

Bazaar Browsing

Holiday bazaars scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Happy Crop Shoppe sponsors Holidaze food drive

EAST WENATCHEE — The Happy Crop Shoppe is hosting its first Holidaze food drive for members of our community who are in need. The store will match all food donations, which will be delivered to The Lighthouse Christian Ministries.

Footprints program to hold Christmas tree lighting

WENATCHEE — The Footprints on my Heart program will hold its annual Christmas tree lighting at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 in the main lobby at Central Washington Hospital/Confluence Health. Ornaments will be provided.

Billy Joe Matthews to celebrate 90 years

WENATCHEE — An open house to celebrate the 90th birthday of Billy Joe Matthews will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Wenatchee Masonic Lodge, 811 N. Chelan Ave.

Dryden Improvement Club seeking names of local vets

DRYDEN — The Dryden Improvement Club is gathering the names of Dryden residents who enlisted in, or were drafted into, military service. The names will be engraved onto a plaque honoring local veterans.
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Weitz — 60th

Al and Claudia Weitz of East Wenatchee celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise and a family dinner.

Births

Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington
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Maxson — 50th

Pete and Wanda Maxson of Malaga will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house reception from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Assembly of God Church, 1520 McKittrick St. in Wenatchee.
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Maxwell, Prey

Brandie Lorene Prey and Gordon Douglas Maxwell exchanged wedding vows Oct. 12 at the Prey family home in Orondo before the Rev. Don White.
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Brussels sprouts with bacon, chestnuts

Love Brussels sprouts? Even if you’re not a fan — yet — you can’t help but love them when they’re cooked with bacon and chestnuts.

Cheap white wines for the holidays

As we head into the holiday season, we often find ourselves either attending festive events or putting them on ourselves.
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Mashed potatoes: The ultimate comfort food

This is the time of year when we’re all thinking about soothing our weather-weary bones with some old-fashioned, just-like-mom-would-make comfort food.