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Competition asks ‘What is your picture of health?’

NCW — The Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship has opened submissions for its “Picture of Health in North Central Washington” photography contest. The deadline for entries is Sept. 15.

Dinners honor nonprofit board members

NCW — The Community Foundation of NCW and the Icicle Fund will host two complimentary dinners for volunteer board members of nonprofit charitable organizations Sept. 13-14.

Six generations | Montoya

The family of Lucy Montoya gathered for a six-generation photo July 30 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wenatchee. Back row, left to right, are great-great-grandfather Lee Montoya of Spokane, great-grandmother Kim Rice of Gravett, Arkansas, grandfather Tom Flournoy of Corpus Christi, Texas, and father Anthony Flournoy of Bremerton. Front row are great-great-great-grandmother Lucy Montoya of Wenatchee and Benjamin Flournoy of Bremerton. (Provided photo/Beta Modic)

Reader Scrapbook

Brooks Romey, 16 months, hands a donut peach to his mom while picking peaches at his great-aunt and uncle’s home in Wenatchee. Brooks is the son of Brent and Lindsay Romey of Seattle. His great-aunt and uncle are Peter and Cindi Lolos of Wenatchee. He is the grandson of Gregg and Jan Romey of Wenatchee. (Provided photo/Jan Romey)

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington


Birth announcements from throughout North Central Washington

Holgate — Scott

Zelda Scott and Dana Holgate were married June 11 in Plain. The ceremony was officiated by Rev. Phil Strong.

Kahn — Smith

Carin Smith and Andrew Kahn were married July 18 during a small backyard ceremony in Wenatchee. The ceremony was officiated by Jeff Ostenson.

Stillman — 30th

Don and Jeanna Stillman recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary with a return trip to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they honeymooned.

Dear Abby | Smartphone fact-checking is a conversational irritant

Dear Abby: How should I respond to someone who keeps her smartphone on and "fact-checks" anything that is mentioned in a group conversation? She's my brother's girlfriend, "Marla," and she's not a teenager. She's in her late 40s. I consider it rude. She invariably interjects a comment to confirm or dispute whatever has been said by saying, "Well, according to ..."

Dear Abby | Ex-husband’s parade of dates interferes with his dad time

Dear Abby: I have been divorced for a year and have two boys, ages 8 and 9. During this time, my ex-husband has introduced three different women to my children and recently introduced them to a new girlfriend he has been seeing for a few weeks. The first day that they met the girlfriend, he had the children spend the night at her place. The woman has a 9-year-old son of her own.
Deardorff Senior Spotlight

Senior Spotlight | Wayne Deardorff

As you stroll through the doors of the Wenatchee Valley Senior Activity Center, long-time member Wayne Deardorff can be found with a welcoming smile.

Frank Cone | Infrequent flyers (to Wenatchee)

During a visit to Walla Walla Point Park in early August, photographer Frank Cone got some shots of unusual visitors to the area. The pelicans “landed near me and stayed for a short time” before flying off, Frank said. Large numbers of the birds frequent Banks Lake and the Mattawa area, but aren’t seen in Wenatchee very often. (Frank Cone photo)