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Smith — 50th

Lowell and Janet Smith of Wenatchee celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 4 during a celebration at their home.

Mayer — 25th

Doug and Kellie Mayer of Wenatchee will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary by renewing their wedding vows at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church.

Operation Christmas Child gifts collection week

EAST WENATCHEE — Residents of North Central Washington have been packing shoe box gifts for children in more than 100 countries, who suffer from natural disasters, war, terrorism, disease, famine, poverty and neglect.

Wenatchee Valley Youth Chess Tournament Sunday

WENATCHEE — Pybus Market will host the Wenatchee Valley Youth Chess Tournament from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Chess players in kindergarten through eighth grade are welcome to participate.

Bazaar Browsing

Holiday bazaars scheduled throughout North Central Washington

The Apple Leaf Commentary | District needs policy overhaul

In the course of just three years, Wenatchee High School students, faculty and administration have been rocked on the waves of two life-altering events. The death of Antonio Reyes brought about not only student grief and community suffering but loud repercussions as well; former PE teacher Ed Knaggs was put on administrative leave in 2011, fired in April 2012, and after two years only recently reached a settlement putting him on paid administrative leave until 2016.

The many shades of fall

Local shooter Frank Cone snapped this image from Horse Lake Road during a Nov. 7 hike. The view is looking north toward Eagle Rock.

Band wins top award in season finale

The Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band performed in its last competition of the season in Auburn last weekend at the 28th Annual Veterans Day Marching Competition, as well as participating in Auburn’s 49th Annual Veterans Day Parade. The band placed first in the parade against high school marching bands from throughout the Pacific Northwest in the largest Veterans Day parade west of the Mississippi.

Dear Abby: Man is slow to follow family

Dear Abby: My four girls and I recently moved from Texas to Florida to help out my in-laws. My husband, “Jeff,” made a big deal about not wanting to move without a job, so he stayed behind.

Reader scrapbook

Jake Gates is greeted by Onaka, a Friesian filly born this spring to her dam, Duchess. Jake is the son of Matt and Kerri Gates of Wenatchee. Kerri is a horse trainer. She and Matt have two sons, Jake and Samuel, who have grown to love the large horses. The photo was taken by a friend at the Gates’ family ranch on Squilchuck.

Jerry Harlow to celebrate 80th birthday

SUNNYSLOPE — Jerry Harlow will celebrate his 80th birthday during an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall at Sunnyslope Brethren Church, 3330 School St.

College Life

News of college students from throughout North Central Washington