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Otheim — 50th

Gary and Kathleen Otheim will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.
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Winter, Stowell

Wendy Stowell and Janice Winter were married July 12 at the Riverside Center in Cashmere before the Rev. Wynne Dacey.
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Kennel at homeless facility keeps pets, families together

AKRON, Ohio — When people tried to pet her, the cat snuggled closer to owner Susan McIntosh. The cat is the first pet to be housed at the new home of Family Promise, a 10-year-old nonprofit organization that provides services to homeless families. Recently, it opened a kennel so that the families could keep their pets with them.

Satsang spiritual study group to meet Sept. 14

EAST WENATCHEE — The HUMUH Buddhist Center will hold a Satsang spiritual study group at 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in the sanctuary of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1550 Sunset Highway.
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North Central Washington Fair Results

Here’s a list of winners from this year’s North Central Washington District Fair, Aug. 21-24 in Waterville. Hometowns or schools have been included where provided by fair officials.

Butterflies may get endangered species status

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A coalition of environmental and food-safety groups is asking the Fish and Wildlife Service to grant endangered species protection to the monarch butterfly, whose U.S. population, the groups say, last year fell to 90 percent below its 20-year average.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington
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Reader scrapbook

Does this photo look familiar? That’s because we first ran it three years ago. We need more people to send us photos of their kids and pets so we can include them on the weekly Your News page. In this photo, Mary Anne Webley of Quincy captured her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter, Bailey Webley, after they finished picking blueberries from a neighbor’s large blueberry field. Bailey is the daughter of Clint and Maristella Webley of East Wenatchee.

Pet of the Week: Macy will melt your heart

Macy is a sweet, gentle and devoted girl, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 10-year-old Jack Russell terrier/labrador retriever mix and weighs about 45 pounds.

CASA plans open house Thursday at PUD auditorium

WENATCHEE — The Chelan-Douglas Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) has planned a community open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Chelan County PUD auditorium, 327 N. Wenatchee Ave.

Head Start kids get backpacks

EAST WENATCHEE — Kids enrolled in EPIC Head Start program in East Wenatchee have one more reason to be excited about the start of school: brand new and fully-equipped backpacks.

Write on the River hosting genre workshop

WENATCHEE — Write on the River (WOTR) will host its next workshop “Placing Your Book on the Right Shelf: The Importance of Genre in Today’s Publishing Market,” on Sept. 27.

Dear Abby: Using mother tongue makes family conversation difficult

Dear Abby: My son married an educated professional woman from another country. When their twins were born, my daughter-in-law immersed them in her native language so it would become their mother tongue. Although I understand and respect the benefits of being bilingual, this caused a lot of communication gaps and frustration between us and the grandkids during their early years.