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Dear Abby: Writing thank-you notes gets easier with the right advice

Dear Abby: The issue of thank-you notes comes up often in your column. May I share how I learned to write them? When I was young, my mother asked me one day why I was so resistant. I said I hated addressing them and I never knew what to say! It was overwhelming to me.

Bazaar Browsing

Holiday bazaars scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Dear Abby: Woman should avoid more candor after weight loss

Dear Abby: I had weight-loss surgery three years ago. I am down 100 pounds and feel great. I’m new in the dating game and wonder if I’m supposed to disclose that I was previously 100 pounds overweight. Is it any of their business, or do I not address the topic?
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Whitmire—60th

Frank and Doris Whitmire of East Wenatchee will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary during an open house at their home, 2355 Talon St. N.E.
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Wight, Parker

Katherine Rene Parker and Robert Owen Wight exchanged wedding vows July 26 at St. John Lutheran Church in Palmer, Alaska, before Pastor Jonathan Rockey.
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Lolos, Travis

Sarah A. Travis and Peter N. Lolos III were married Oct. 17 at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in Halfmoon Bay, B.C. Marriage commissioner Victoria Dobbyn officiated the ceremony.
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Brandeberry, Thies

Emily Thies and Jared Brandeberry exchanged wedding vows Aug. 30 in Peshastin before the Rev. Tim Wilbur.

Churches host summit

EAST WENATCHEE — Apostle Jacques Ilunga and Pastor Josee Ilunga of Brussels, Belgium, will speak at the Priestly Warriors Summit conference, co-hosted by Open Door Church in Wenatchee and Kingdom Embassy Church in East Wenatchee next week.

Taizé evening service offered

WENATCHEE — A Taizé evening service, a time of silence, song, prayer and reflection, will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Brethren-Baptist Church United, 535 Okanogan Ave. The service is sponsored by the communities of the Brethren-Baptist United Church and St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and is open to the public.

Baskets sign-ups next week

WENATCHEE — Serve Wenatchee Valley is partnering with Grocery Outlet and T-Sales Wholesale to provide Thanksgiving baskets again this year.

Film to premiere at church

WENATCHEE — The documentary film, “Jesus, Son of God?” will premiere at 7 p.m. Nov. 14 in the sanctuary of the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church, 1601 Fifth St. An informal reception in room 501/502 will follow the showing.
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Centenarians share secrets to a long life

BALTIMORE — As a young girl, Downing Jett Kay danced to music played on a Victrola and watched Model T’s drive through the streets of Baltimore.
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A gift of bear hugs

Quincy High School senior Mireya Camacho is working to make life a little more bear-able for kids at Children’s Hospital in Seattle.