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New Cascade Medical ambulance put to work saving lives

A new ambulance joined Cascade Medical’s fleet of emergency vehicles this month, thanks to a $150,000 donation from the Cascade Medical Foundation. The ambulance’s long-awaited arrival was marked with a special unveiling for the foundation.

Omak FFA students take home national award

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. — The Omak High School’s FFA chapter won a national award for chapter development during the 89th National FFA Organization & Expo in Indianapolis, Indianapolis, last week.

Knight Fright Ride

Saturday's Knight Fright Ride drew more than 65 costumed bike riders, including this group of friends outfitted in costumes from the Mario Kart video game. Pictured are, left to right, Debbie Kortze, Kayla Doughty, Wesley Brown, Karl Specht, Garrett Mallicoat and Christina Liuzzi. The event, organized by Wenatchee Valley College's alumni relations department and volunteers, raised about $7,000 for WVC scholarships. (Photo provided)

Event honors local veterans

A welcome home ceremony and reception were held Oct. 20 at the Pybus Public Market to a standing-room-only crowd of veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces any time between Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, and their families.

Make a Difference Day

“See a need, do a good deed.” It’s as simple as that, says Laurel Helton, one of the organizers behind local Make a Difference Day efforts.

Yakamas to build tiny houses for homeless

TOPPENISH — A homeless encampment on the Yakama Reservation turned into a construction site Monday when more than 50 volunteers gathered to cut lumber, pound nails and erect tiny houses for tribal members who are living there in tents.

5 things to know about… Make a Difference Day

The area’s 26th Make A Difference Day is Saturday, Oct. 22. The largest day of community service in the world is open to anyone who wants to make the place they live a little better. 

Senior Spotlight | Minerva Balcom: ‘Be yourself, always’

Minerva is the name of the Roman goddess of wisdom. However, as she grew, Minerva Balcom’s father saw that she was not so much wise as she was strong-willed. So, he began calling her Hercules, which morphed into Herkey, a name that stuck with her ever since.

Tutors are key to Literacy Council programs

As the new academic year gets underway at the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties, we would like to take some time to recognize our volunteer tutors. Our mission is to actively promote literacy awareness in our community and provide direct tutoring instruction in reading, writing, listening, speaking and life skills to motivated adult learners in Chelan and Douglas Counties.

Developing Quincy’s unified vision

In 2006, as the data storage center industry began to grow in Quincy potentially doubling the town’s population, I saw the need to reach out to elected officials and other taxing entities in the community to address the future impacts and opportunities associated with that change in a coordinated way.

Chelan County Fair results

Editor’s note: These are the results made available by Chelan County Fair officials. Any additional results will be published in the Your News section of the newspaper.