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Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

Reader scrapbook: Ornament makers

Beth Pratt, left, and Karin Arvidson are among the many residents of Mountain Meadows Senior Living in Leavenworth who recently made about 500 ornaments that have been placed on giving trees around Leavenworth. The trees are sponsored by Upper Valley MEND. The trees are at Dan’s Food Market, 1329 Highway 2, and at the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce, 940 Highway 2.

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington

Value red wines from Washington for the holidays

As we head into the holiday season, it’s always good to have a few bottles of red wine on hand for festivities, whether they be Christmas parties or New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Bringing the outdoors in

This story originally appeared in the November-December issue of Foothills Magazine.

Dear Abby: Stoic mother holds steady for son about to be deployed

Dear Abby: Since the moment my oldest son, “Ryan,” enlisted in the U.S. Army, our family has been concerned he would be deployed. Although Ryan graduated from high school near the top of his class and had prepared for university, his plans were thwarted when deployment orders came to face off with ISIS in a combat engineer role. He leaves soon for the Middle East.

McEwen, Pearson

Cami McEwen and Jesse Pearson, both of Lewiston, Idaho, have announced their engagement.

Dear Abby: Widower buried his wife, but welcomes her memory

Dear Abby: I was married to a wonderful woman who passed away five months ago after a heart attack. Why do people act as if the one who has passed away never existed? PLEASE talk about her. Talk about her often. Tell me good things about her.

The Apple Leaf | When sports and concussions collide at Wenatchee High School

It’s every athlete’s worst nightmare — suffering a concussion the week before a playoff game, and having to sit on the sidelines for the big game. At Wenatchee High School, it’s a reality that many student athletes have faced during the sports season. But the WHS Sports Medicine program and Athletic Department are prepared with multiple policies and guidelines to ensure brain safety on the playing field.

And they’re off …

Local photographer Frank Cone shot this image of geese lifting off from the Columbia River at Walla Walla Point Park in Wenatchee. He took the photo on Nov. 17.