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Osteoporosis linked to higher risk of deafness

People with osteoporosis may be almost twice as likely to develop sudden hearing loss, compared to people without the bone disease, according to researchers in Taiwan.

Petal power

A butterfly sits on a balsamroot plant in the hills west of Saddle Rock.
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Clevenger, Hardy

Molly Clevenger and Sam Hardy, both of Seattle, have announced their engagement.
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The Scratching Post | Sean Ward caps Eastmont acting career with ‘Urinetown’

In a Gotham-like city, a terrible water shortage caused by a 20-year drought has led to a government-enforced ban on private toilets. The citizens must use public amenities, regulated by a single malevolent company that profits by charging admission for one of humanity’s most basic needs. Among the people, a hero decides he’s had enough, and plans a revolution to lead them all to freedom of peace. Eastmont HIgh School drama club's “Urinetown” featured an incredible cast including acting and musical phenomena Sean Ward.

Depression in our schools | ‘I guess I have always been this way…’

She sits in class with her eyes gazing over the other students in the room. They pause on a group of kids towards the front of the classroom. They’re laughing and smiling and appear not to have a care in the world, and she wonders if they know what it feels like to not be okay, to not be able to laugh and smile. To not feel anything. Her eyes slowly wander straight down to her desk, and she carries on with her day.
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The Apple Leaf | Depression in our schools

Anxiety, depression and suicide -- once swept under the tightly woven rug of ignorance, all of these problems have begun taking a center spotlight in schools across the nation.

Living with Alzheimer’s | Chapter 1: Issues with communication

Editor’s note: This is the first of a monthly series of articles that will be written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington which will explore the issues of living with Alzheimer’s Disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.

Dear Abby: Couple encounters rough seas over gift of cruise vacation

Dear Abby: I represented my daughter “Stacy” and her husband as their real estate agent. When any of my children purchase a home, I waive my commission. My daughter knew I had been trying to finance a trip to South America for my husband so he could complete his “bucket list.” She gave me a cruise on one of the most expensive cruise lines and airfare to South America as a gift for helping with their home purchase.
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Room to grow

Sherry Anderson plants onions in her garden plot at the Eastmont Community Garden.