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VFW presents Public Servant Awards

EAST WENATCHEE — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Dean Baughman River Post 3617 will present two Public Servant Awards for 2014 based on the nominations of Wenatchee Fire Chief Stan Smoke.

Student graduates Washington Youth Academy

WENATCHEE — Ricardo Barrales-Vergara of Wenatchee was among 144 cadets to graduate from the Washington Youth Academy during a Dec. 20 commencement ceremony.

Reader scrapbook

Elsie Varga is all smiles — and static-y hair — after driving her car down a hill last summer at the Wenatchee home of Dan and Jean Logsdon, her great-aunt and uncle. Her mother, J.C. Varga, says that Elsie’s hair always looks like this after just a few minutes in her car. Elsie actually gets going pretty fast, with a push from her 5-year-old brother, Derrick. Elsie is the daughter of J.C. and Vern Varga of Wenatchee.

Dear Abby: Parents undermine values taught to their children

Dear Abby: A short time ago, I discovered my parents are “swingers.” I had picked up my mother’s phone to take a picture and an incoming text caught my attention. When I read it and investigated further, I learned the truth.

Cuban sandwich recipe: How to make the classic

A Cuban sandwich is the stuff of which food memories are made. I still remember my first — enjoyed nearly 30 years ago at a small restaurant on Key Biscayne off the Miami coast. It was savory, it was crusty, it was delicious and it hit the spot.

Linge, Culp

Anne Marie Culp and Daniel Edward Linge exchanged wedding vows Aug. 2 at Bella Terrazza Vineyards in Wenatchee before the Rev. Dale Linge, father of the groom.


Birth announcements throughout North Central Washington

Free Methodist Church to host relationship seminar

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Free Methodist Church will present the seminar, Relationship IQ, by Harlan Humiston of Humiston Family Ministries Jan. 30-31 at the church, 1601 Fifth St.

Dear Abby: Drunk driver can’t forgive himself for taking a life

Dear Abby: I am 42 years old and a divorced father of two. Earlier this year, I caused a fatal drunk driving accident. Once I came to and realized what I had done, I accepted responsibility and pled guilty to my crime. I have never before been in trouble with the authorities.