Joyce Flores began collecting Nativity scenes after her good friend, Sandy Christensen, drafted her to help with a community exhibit organized by Wenatchee area members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) several years ago. Since that time she has gathered over 80 Nativities and has been a frequent volunteer organizer of the annual event.
As a small child, I would eagerly listen to the stories that Memere (my grandmother) told of helping the people of Mago, Tanzania. My dream to someday travel with her drove me to save every penny I earned toward buying a plane ticket. Finally, I had my chance, and on Oct. 13, 2008, I stepped off the airplane onto African soil for the first time.
When Wenatchee settlers formed the Pioneer Water Users Association (Pioneer) in 1896, they dug ditches and used gravity to move water from the Wenatchee to their orchards and crops — a state -of-the-art technology in the late 19th century.
Kathleen Hart of Chelan sent in this photo of her dog, Buster, and her cat, George. She said that she’s had Buster for nine years, and that about a year ago, a feral mother cat brought her a ‘gift’ of four beautiful kittens. The tiger-striped tabby, George, decided that Buster was his own personal big brother, and the two of them like to hang out together.
Army Pvt. Nicholas K. Johnson recently graduated from One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood in Waynesville, Mo. Johnson, a 2011 Wenatchee High School graduate, is the son of Maureen and Mark Johnson of Wenatchee.
Five generations of the Barton family gathered in East Wenatchee Nov. 3 for a family reunion and to attend the baptism of the newest family members, 4-month-old twins Billy and Ted Sedillo of Hampton, Va.