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Study: Mammograms save lives, but are also overrated

LOS ANGELES — The idea that American women would benefit by having fewer mammograms — and having them less frequently — remains controversial. A new study tries to help women and their doctors understand why less can be more when it comes to breast cancer screening.

Pet of the Week: Get to know Gizmo

Gizmo’s a charming, playful fellow who longs to bond with a new forever friend, say officials at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society.

Tell us about your summer activities for kids

What’s available this summer for NCW kids to do? If your nonprofit organization, school or church offers recreation, classes or a camp for school-age kids, tell us about it. We’ll include it in a preview of summer activities in the May 16 Neighbors section.

College life

News of college students throughout North Central Washington
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Reader scrapbook

Eighteen-month-old Aaliyah Wright is all bundled up and ready to play.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

River Academy Mock Trial team takes first place

WENATCHEE — The River Academy Mock Trial team placed first in the district competition in Spokane in February. This was their sixth first-place finish in the last 10 years of competition. The team advanced to the state competition in Olympia at the end of March.

A royal Apple Blossom tea for all ages

WENATCHEE — The Apple Blossom Festival and Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center are teaming up to present A Royal Tea April 13 at the museum.

Autism awareness event set for April 12

EAST WENATCHEE — The North Central Washington Chapter of the Autism Society of Washington has planned a free autism awareness event on April 12.

4-H Pork and Turkey Roast and auction set for April 12

WATERVILLE — The Douglas County 4-H Leaders’ Council will host a Pork and Turkey Roast from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. April 12 at the NCW District Fairgrounds in Waterville. A silent auction will begin at 5:30 p.m.; a live auction will begin at 6 p.m.
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Let’s go fly a kite

Vansee Wheeler, 5, of Entiat watches as she flies the kite she made at Kiwanis Park in Entiat on Saturday.