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To the Housetops | A parable and teaching on the nature of being made holy

At a battlefield hospital very close to the front a naive infantryman is ordered to fill in as a surgical attendant. His job is to sterilize and supply surgical implements to the operating surgeons. He is hurried through the sterilizing method — the sink and soap and the autoclave (the oven) — and thrown to it.
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Make a Difference Day 2014

Make a Difference Day is this Saturday. That's when volunteers across North Central Washington take on projects to help others. Want to join in? Check out our list of projects, grab a pair of gloves or a paintbrush and Make a Difference this Saturday.
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Make cat photos picture purr-fect

When David Sutton explains the fine points of photographing a cat, you listen. One of the most skilled pet and portrait photographers in the business, he’s had his work exhibited around the world, and he has a steady stream of four-legged clients visiting his Evanston, Ill., studio. (Take a peek at his website, suttonstudios.com .)

Dear Abby:Search for husband stumbles over scars on woman’s legs

Dear Abby: I am a 21-year-old woman from the Philippines. I have been insecure all my life. I know I have a pretty face, but I have a lot of scars on my legs from childhood. Because of this I am depressed, unhappy and insecure. I never wear shorts, skirts or dresses that show my legs.
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Reader scrapbook

Seven-year-old Kharma Bird of Wenatchee had never laid eyes on an apple this big before. Her grandmother, Vicki DeRooy, who works in receiving at McDougall and Sons in Wenatchee, received a shipment of unusually large Honeycrisp apples and took one home to show Kharma. Amy Yarbrough of Wenatchee is Kharma’s mother.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Parlette honored for support of people with disabilities

LEAVENWORTH — State Sen. Linda Evans Parlette recently received statewide recognition for her support of people with developmental disabilities. She was awarded the 2014 Outstanding Legislator award from the Community Employment Alliance (CEA) Oct. 1, the first day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month.

WHS students named as 2015 National Merit Commended Students

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School seniors Serena Fitzgerald and Austin Schmaltz have been named Commended Students in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program.

College Life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Eyeglass, hearing aid collection drive next week

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee Valley Lions, Evergreen Optical and Hometown Hearing are sponsoring an eyeglass and hearing aid collection drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 27-31. All parts of eyeglasses and hearing aids can be used.

Community Fund Grant seeks applicants

WATERVILLE — The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is now accepting applications for the Waterville Community Fund Grant, which provides funding for innovative programs that help meet the needs of Waterville and its citizens.

Dear Abby: Wrong number leads woman to think she’s met Mr. Right

Dear Abby: I met a guy over the phone when he called my number by mistake. After a brief conversation, not particularly polite on my part, the call ended. Forty-five minutes later he called me back, saying he couldn’t stop thinking about me. I thought, “Who is this goofball?”