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More than fun and games: iPads give autistic children a voice

AUSTIN, Texas — Jaime Morin, 9, was diagnosed with autism at age 2 and has been nonverbal his whole life. When the therapy he was receiving at school became insufficient, his mother, Lupe Santander, sent him to Big Sky Pediatric Therapy, where he went for speech and occupational therapy once a week. It was there that they heard of Zach’s Voice, a nonprofit group that provides iPads to autistic children with communication deficiencies.

Healing and Prayer center set for June 12

EAST WENATCHEE — The Kingdom Embassy Church, 181 1st St. S.E., will host a healing and prayer center from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the church.

St. Luke’s offers free lunch on Saturdays

WENATCHEE — St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is offering a free, hearty lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday at the church, 428 King St. The public is welcome to enjoy these free meals, as well as the companionship of neighbors, with no strings attached.

Bring them home: Reflections on ‘the Chibok girls’ in Nigeria

On April 14, more than 250 girls age 16-18 were abducted from a school in the village of Chibok, Nigeria. Leaders from the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN) report the majority of the girls are from their denomination. When asked what the American church can do at this time to be supportive, EYN leaders requested prayer and fasting.
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Faithful to brother’s memory for decades, while grave marker goes missing

PHILADELPHIA — The last thing 73-year-old John DeVos wanted was to be thrown out of a graveyard. But he crouched onto his knees a week ago at Greenmount Cemetery, at the very patch of grass where he had watched them bury his 11-year-old brother in 1948. And with a screwdriver and small spade, he began to poke and dig.
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May Day baskets

From left, Savannah Broussard, 6, Amelia Allen, 4, and Magdalene Courtright, visited Highgate Senior Living in Wenatchee on May 1 to deliver May Day baskets to residents. The May Day basket project was undertaken by the St. Damien’s Guild at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wenatchee.

Church sues over North Carolina ban on same-sex marriage

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A group of Charlotte-area ministers have helped launch the country’s first faith-based challenge to a same-sex marriage ban, claiming in a lawsuit filed Monday that North Carolina’s laws block them from practicing their religion.