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Living with Alzheimer’s | Facing the stages of Alzheimer’s

Editor’s note: This is the sixth of a monthly series of articles written by Methow Valley resident Don Reddington, which explores the issues of living with Alzheimer’s disease. The articles are written in collaboration with Jerry Bristol, Katie Bristol, Raleigh Bowden, M.D., and Methow Valley News reporter Laurelle Walsh.

Leading the fight song: A day in the life of WHS drum major Kevin Wilson

Three hours of endless conducting and counting in front of a group of 100 kids. That’s 100 pairs of eyes staring back, completely dependent and ready to be led in the right direction. When the clock strikes 9, instruments are finally let down and arms can relax. Congratulations are shouted as members of the Golden Apple Marching Band exchange tired glances and slouch down to give their backs a rest.

Plenty of chances to help make a difference

It is hard not to get excited about Oct. 24, the upcoming Make A Difference Day in North Central Washington. It is a celebration of service and community — the 25th time that residents of North Central Washington have organized scores of needed projects to make the place they live better for others and themselves on a single day.

The Apple Leaf: Commentary | Important things to learn in high school

A few days before school started, I began to think about the year ahead of me. But as my excitement to chant “four more years” to the freshman class at the first assembly wore down, I found myself thinking about all that has happened in the years I have been in high school. Whenever I do, I always think about all the decisions I have made.

The Apple Leaf: Commentary | Homophobic things people still do in 2015

We get it. You added the rainbow filter to your profile picture. You tweeted #LoveWins. The last time you used a homophobic slur was in middle school. You are an equality-loving, socially aware, 21st-century teen living in a world where nobody gives a flying heck whether someone is gay or straight or anything in between. I mean, you even have that one gay friend/cousin/neighbor/person/thing. Right?

Park committee seeks volunteers

MALAGA — The Malaga Park Committee is looking for volunteers for its last fall workday beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Malaga Park.
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Meet you at Anjou

Tucked between pear orchards right along Highway 2 is an unlikely location for an artisan bakery. But for the bike riding community as well as travelers wanting a convenient stop on their way between Leavenworth and Wenatchee, Anjou Bakery just east of Cashmere is in the perfect location.

Chelan County Fair results

These are partial results from the Chelan County Fair, which took place from Sept. 9-13. Results were provided by the fair office, Chelan FFA and the Chelan County WSU Extension. Some results were published in last week’s Neighbors section.
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Chelan County Fair Results

These are partial results from the Chelan County Fair, which took place from Sept. 9-13.
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Manhandling yarn

When Nik Penny was going to John Newbery Elementary in Wenatchee, he began doing something most boys didn’t do: he started crocheting. “I visited my grandmother in Louisiana, and saw her doing it,” he remembers. “I asked her to teach me.”

Quilt show results

The North Central Washington Quilt Guild held its 31st annual show Sept. 11 through 12 at the Town Toyota Center. Here are the results:

New Literacy Council director chosen

If you want to see Anwen Cartwright’s dark eyes light up with enthusiasm, ask her about her new role as director of the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties.
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IRIS | Cultural and historical interpretive opportunities plentiful on the Colville Reservation

Several large, brown, heritage road signs can be found alongside both directions of Highway 97 and Highway 17, just north of Brewster, alerting drivers that they are approaching a heritage site. “Fort Okanagan Interpretive Center, Next Left” reads one sign; but in 2008, another sign was placed diagonally over the heritage signs, “CLOSED.” The gates into the center were locked permanently in 2008, when the state of Washington felt the impacts of the recession. Many state parks closed during these hard economic times.
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Dahlias on display

The NCW Dahlia Society will present its annual Dahlia Show at Pybus Public Market this weekend. The free show is open to the public and runs noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, filling the Pybus concourse with hundreds of dahlia blooms from growers all over the Pacific Northwest and North Central Washington. American Dahlia Society judges will be on hand to judge the flowers. For more information, call show chairwoman Linda Holmes-Cook at 888-9510.

Diagnosis and acceptance of Alzheimer’s: Is it more than ‘just getting old’?

Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result, you may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, you don’t remember information as well as you once did, or you can’t remember where you put things, like your glasses or your keys. For most people, these are signs of mild forgetfulness due to aging, not a serious memory problem.
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Misawa shows, ‘We care and want to help’

“Please tell them that we care about those who lost their homes and we hope the money will be some help to them.” That statement from Misawa City International Relations Assistant Chief Noriaki Hori accompanied a donation of 1,146,263 yen ($9,422.16 at current exchange rates) raised by citizens of Wenatchee Valley’s sister city, Misawa, Japan.