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Strategies for a simpler life

There are many, many ways that our daily decisions drive the complexity or simplicity of our lives. Like so many other habits, they evolve over time almost invisibly and sometimes take us places we really don’t want to go.

Inked up

It inevitably happens every year. Seniors in high school hit that magical age of 18 years old one by one as the school year goes on. Suddenly they can do so much more.

Humane society hosts auction for the animals

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society (WVHS) honored Ford and Marlys Barrett with the 2014 Humanitarian Award at its annual Auction for the Animals on Feb. 21. The Barretts have led by example as staunch supporters of WVHS, serving on the advisory council for the Raise the Roof capital campaign to build a new shelter. Together, they helped to “open the doors” to new fundraising opportunities and networking to promote the organization and its services.

Apple Blossom junior court selected

WENATCHEE — The Washington State Apple Blossom Festival 2015 Junior Royalty was announced Wednesday at each girl’s school.

The Scratching Post | Cheerleading on a bigger stage

“People assume cheerleading is easy and we practice one or two days a week,” said Eastmont High School head cheer coach Blair Holmstrom. But in her program, the opposite could not be more true.

The Apple Leaf | Fostering hope

A 6-year-old Jewlzz Howell woke up to a morning that changed her life forever. Her mom’s boyfriend at the time told her she had to go to school, but she refused because she didn’t want to. A slap to the face, stunned and sitting alone, her mom entered the room and held her, kissing her face as an apology.

Students give hands-on science lesson

QUINCY — At Mountain View Elementary School’s Science Night, kindergartner Mia Lesure blew the crowd away with a science experiment that mixed candy and pop.

Streaky skies

Cloud formations streak the sky as seen from the parking lot at Riverfront Park in Wenatchee last week. A light is seen in the foreground.