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Dear Abby | Husband needs help moving beyond past sexual abuse

Dear Abby: My husband recently disclosed to me that he was sexually abused by his cousin, who was the same age, when he was in high school. She blackmailed him by threatening to tell everyone he had raped her. She used this power over him to coax sexual favors but never intercourse.

Dear Abby | Wife in sexless marriage is tempted by outside offer

Dear Abby: I’ve been in a committed relationship for 19 years, and have been married for three years. My husband is wonderful, except he has absolutely no sex drive. And of course, in the true nature of opposition, mine is off the charts.

How to host a wine tasting at home… and not get drunk

If you haven’t done a great deal of wine tasting in your life, either in wine shops, at foodie festival seminars, at wineries or in the homes of your wine-obsessed friends, you might breeze right past the second word in “wine tasting” and subconsciously replace it with a word that more closely matches your own experience: “drinking.”
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Savor Western flavor with Santa Maria-style Tri-tip Kebabs

In California, whole seasoned roasts are strung up on steel rods and then gradually lowered over hot red oak coals. Cooking a whole roast, generally 2 1/2-3 pounds, takes about 45-50 minutes for medium-rare. The roast is sliced and served with salsa and pinquito beans, which are said to be grown only in the Santa Maria Valley.

In the Garden | Putting your garden to bed

Have you harvested yet? As summer officially transitions to fall, it’s about time to start considering winding down your garden and getting it ready for the offseason.
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Reader Scrapbook

Yutah, a 3-year-old Wolamute, cools off at Dusty Lake near Quincy. Yutah is the constant companion of Dixie Dringman of Rock Island. The duo enjoy hiking in eastern Washington and southern Utah. (Provided photo/Dixie Dringman)

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Classes

Classes scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Blood drive planned for Oct. 6

LEAVENWORTH — The American Red Cross will conduct a blood drive from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints, 10170 Titus Road.

Annual dog show planned for Oct. 21-23

CASHMERE — The Wenatchee Kennel Club will host its annual AKC licensed all-breed dog show and obedience trials Oct. 21-23 at the Chelan County Fairgrounds.

Community success stories the focus of annual summit

QUINCY — The Initiative for Rural Innovation and Stewardship will hold its 7th annual NCW Community Success Summit from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 15 at Quincy Junior High School, 417 C St. SE.

Dear Abby | Woman in modest housing discourages dropping by

Dear Abby: I lost my longtime job but have remained in contact with a few former co-workers, meeting for an occasional lunch or dinner. One woman in particular has been pushing to meet at my place. Abby, I’m not proud of where I live now, and I don’t want to have to explain this to her.