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The right to bear crosses

As the battle between self-expression and rigid institutional conformity rages in the halls of our local schools, many think the First Amendment clearly states freedom for all.

Dear Abby: New girlfriend is eager to rid garage of ex-girlfriend’s stuff

Dear Abby: My boyfriend, “Ron,” and I have been together for more than a year, and we now live together. His garage is full to overflowing with his ex-girlfriend’s belongings. She apparently left him and all her stuff — including her four cats — to marry some guy she met online. She no longer lives in this country.

On the decline: Polar bear numbers down 40 percent in six years

The number of polar bears in eastern Alaska and western Canada has declined by 40 percent, according to a scientific study that raises more questions about the impact of global warming on the creature that has become the symbol of some of its worst effects.

WHS Senior parent financial aid night

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee High School will host a senior parent financial aid night from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 2 in the WHS auditorium.
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Reader scrapbook

One-year-old Josiah Zornes tries out his very first bike for size. It was a gift from his grandpa, Richard Zornes, who repairs and reconditions tricycles and bikes. Josiah looks like he is (almost) ready to ride around the Loop Trail. His parents are Zach and Mary Zornes of Wenatchee.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

WHS debaters place at Central Valley tournament

SPOKANE — The Wenatchee High School Speech and Debate team attended the Central Valley Bear Brawl in Spokane last weekend. Two debaters, Vivian Noyd and Wallace O’Donnell, took third place in Public Forum debate. O’Donnell was also awarded third place in total individual speaker points.
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Foothills choir members chosen for WMEA concert

WENATCHEE — Five members of the Foothills Middle School Choir have been selected from 1,600 applicants to participate in the Washington Music Educators Association’s (WMEA) annual Junior All-State bands, choirs and orchestra concert.

Dear Abby: Widow is uneasy about her future

Dear Abby: I am a widow who has fallen in love with a wonderful man who is almost 30 years my junior. He proclaims his love for me every day, and I know it’s real. I have been warned by others to be aware of “devious males on the make for comfortably situated widows.” After discussing it with the man, I have determined this is not his motive.

How to talk turkey when buying one

When buying a bird for Thanksgiving, it’s good to be able to talk turkey. What’s frozen, organic, heritage or kosher? Here’s a guide to help.
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In the Garden: Don’t be stingy with mulch, but use it wisely

Mulching is a year-round project. Traditionally, we apply mulch in the fall to protect roots from frost heaving. Now, it is done to protect plants from drying out. Our weather has changed in the last 25 years; we receive less precipitation in the winter.