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Pigeon fanciers flock to annual bird show

ONTARIO, Calif. — Mike Tyson slips off his black leather jacket and takes a white homing pigeon from Luthor Nelson’s hands. The former boxer — and pigeon fancier — easily tosses it up with one hand. Then he helps open four wooden crates that hold 99 more of the birds.

Dear Abby: Couple tries to pretend all is well for daughter’s sake

Dear Abby: My husband, “Mason,” and I have been married for 10 years. We have a beautiful 7-year-old daughter and have just found out we are having another girl. The day we learned her gender, Mason dropped a bomb on me. He said he’s not in love with me anymore, and it has been eating at him for a while. He said he was too scared to tell me sooner.

Dear Abby: Wife is wavering over offer to repair broken marriage

Dear Abby: I have been married for 25 years. My husband, “Frank,” and I have four children. Over the years our relationship became rocky — almost toxic. Frank is an alcoholic, verbally abusive and a manipulator. (I admit I’m no angel, either.)

Speech and debate team place at Spokane tournament

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee High School speech and debate team placed in numerous events at the 15th Annual Thomas S. Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament on Feb. 6-8 at University High School in Spokane.

Beta Sigma Phi queens crowned

WENATCHEE — Three women were crowned Valentine’s queens by their Beta Sigma Phi chapters at a dinner Feb. 6 at the Rivertop Bar & Grill in Wenatchee.

Okanogan student participates in House page program

OKANOGAN — Okanogan High School sophomore Emily Stevens served as a page Jan. 25-30 at the state House of Representatives in Olympia. She was sponsored by her 12th district Rep. Brad Hawkins, R-Wenatchee.


Classes scheduled throughout North Central Washington

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Mason McLaughlin, 2-year-old son of Gavin and Monica McLaughlin of Sunnyslope, loves to spend time with his buddy, Page the horse.

Meeting notices

Meetings scheduled throughout North Central Washington

City to nominate student for scholarship

WENATCHEE — The City of Wenatchee is nominating one local candidate to compete for the Association of Washington Cities Center for Quality Communities Scholarship. To apply, students must graduate from high school, home school or receive a GED in spring/summer 2015 and plan to continue education in the 2015-2016 academic year at an accredited college, community college or trade school.

Registration open for suicide prevention training

WENATCHEE — The Suicide Prevention Coalition of North Central Washington is offering a QPR Gatekeeper suicide prevention training at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Sage, 710 N. Chelan Ave.

Music scholarship deadline is Feb. 21

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley Appleaires are offering one $1,500 scholarship to a high school senior in Chelan or Douglas County.

Dress up a plain chocolate cake for Valentine’s Day

Love means never having to fuss over a Valentine’s Day dessert. It doesn’t mean ignoring the holiday’s sweet factor. Instead, take a basic chocolate cake and embellish it with pointers from a pastry pro, someone like Alice Medrich, author of “Seriously Bitter Sweet.”