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Dear Abby: Family pet-sitter helps herself to homeowner’s possessions

DEAR ABBY: A trusted and beloved family member who takes care of my cats — and therefore has a key to my house — has been stealing things like cleaning supplies, knickknacks, family pictures, etc. Most of them have little monetary value. But imagine my surprise when I spotted some of my missing seashell collection in her fish tank!

Baby rhinos find a home

STERKRIVIER, South Africa — The cry of the orphaned baby rhino, left alone when its mother has been slaughtered by poachers, is a heart-tugging sound somewhere between a dolphin’s song and a kitten’s mew.
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Let’s eat: Frozen Margarita Pie perfect for your summer celebrations

Wedding anniversaries, especially when you hit the 30-plus mark, call for special desserts. This frozen citrus pie is a perfect one if like mine, your celebration comes in summer. Super light and cool on the tongue, it surprises with layers of texture — crunchy crust, creamy filling and delicate whipped topping.

Registration open for Knight Fright Ride

WENATCHEE — Registration is underway for the Wenatchee Valley College Alumni Association's Knight Fright Ride on Oct. 10. The ride offers a 10-mile course and a 40-mile course that begin and end at Saddle Rock Brewery in Wenatchee.

Stand Down event offers aid for local veterans

WENATCHEE — The Veterans Warehouse will partner with several veterans groups to host a Wenatchee Veterans Stand Down event Aug. 21 and 22. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days at the Wenatchee National Guard Armory, 1230 Fifth St.

Methow Conservancy to host botany program

WINTHROP — The Methow Conservancy will hold its "Alpine Heather and Maple Pass Treasured Landscape Project" program on Aug. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pasayten Room in Sun Mountain Lodge.

Local girl to compete in national pageant

MALAGA — Emily Yarbrough, daughter of Jay and Angela Yarbrough of Malaga, has been selected to compete in the 2015 All-American Girl pageant, Aug. 3-6, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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Reader Scrapbook

Four-year-old Joseph Lee hangs out in a tree in Wenatchee's Lincoln Park. Joseph's mother is Pamela Griggs of East Wenatchee. (Photo provided/Breanna Wright)

Dear Abby: Woman discovers man’s eyes are not wandering by accident

DEAR ABBY: I am a 58-year-old, twice divorced, hard-working, middle-class female. I spend most of my time working and involved with my three adult children. About a year ago I started dating someone. He is 63, very helpful and claims he's madly in love with me and appreciates this opportunity for a normal, wholesome life.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled in North Central Washington

Dog Day’ offers fun for area pets

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont Parks and Recreation and the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will host "Wag N' Tails Dog Day" on Aug. 8, from 8 a.m. to noon at Eastmont Community Park 4Plex.

Online symptom-checkers are often wrong

Online symptom checkers often misdiagnose patients’ problems, often encouraging people to seek care for minor issues that don’t need immediate attention and other times incorrectly telling people with true emergencies that treatment can wait, a U.K. study suggests.