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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

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?


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.

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.

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.

Brandeberry, Thies

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