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Salgado, Fechner

Ashley Salgado and Neal Fechner, both of East Wenatchee, have announced their engagement.

Century Mark: Al Gebhardt

Al Gebhardt celebrated his 102nd birthday on Jan. 21. He is a resident at Mountain Meadows Senior Living Campus in Leavenworth.

Dear Abby | Couple’s long, joyful marriage is based upon three principles

Dear Abby: Many of your published letters come from unhappy married women. Some of them seem unable to get objective advice that would make themselves and their marriages happier. I’m fortunate to be happily married (33 years) to a wonderful woman who has a clear perspective.
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Mom Blog | Next stop … the stars

Beyond the unavoidable superhero and Harry Potter obsessions my kids have had, (we’re talking Captain America and Hogwarts here people — who can blame them?) I try to adhere to the philosophy that the hobbies and interests my kiddos pursue meet a handful of requirements. That said, hobby/sport/interest should be:

A Life with God | In the Constitution — and God — we trust

The electoral college of our Constitution chose to appoint George Washington as the first president of the United States. This was in 1789, which was also the birth year of my great-great-great-grandmother. The book “Life of a Woman Pioneer” written about her includes much early history of America. Also an incidental fact, proud of her coincidental historic year with George Washington, she named a son after him, George Washington Armstrong, whom his brothers called “Wash.”

Allied Arts soirée set for last week of January

MOSES LAKE — Tickets are on sale for the annual Columbia Basin Allied Arts fundraising event set for 6:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the 4-H building at the Grant County Fairgrounds. “Under the Sea” is the theme for 2017.
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Vizsla breeder, top dog take national honor

WENATCHEE — Carla Slabaugh and her sleek Hungarian hunting dog Riker have won a lot of awards together over the years, but nothing tops the national prize they bagged together last month.

Dear Abby | Learn to manage anger for kids

Dear Abby: I am a 23-year-old woman, and I know I should have a lot more patience than I do right now. I’m happily married with two beautiful children. After work when I return home, I’m fine for the first hour or so. But if my children start to get loud or keep asking me to do something, I get extremely aggravated.
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Wine of the Week | Silvara Vineyards 2014 Merlot

Judges awarded this wine a Double Gold Medal in the 2016 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival competition. We’ll feature other top winners from the festival in the coming weeks.
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Yakisoba done quick and easy

In China and Japan on New Year’s Day, long noodles are considered a lucky food because they symbolize long life. This spicy-sweet yakisoba recipe from Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto is Japanese street food at its best — quick, easy and incredibly flavorful.