A group of girls gathered at the Waters family home for an end-of-summer party in May 2010 to celebrate the start of seventh grade, and the over-eager family pooch wanted in on it. “ ‘One, two, three’ was meant for the girls to know when the picture would be taken, but Tucker, our two-year-old lab, thought it meant for him to jump,” says Natalie Waters. From top, the girls are Mia White, Sarah Kneadler, Betsy Arlt, Marissa Parks, Hannah Waters (Natalie’s daughter) and Aja Silliman.
Em-J is a sweet little girl who is very social, say the folks over at the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 4-month-old black and brown short hair domestic mix. Em-J loves lots of attention and she will nuzzle and purr her approval. At her foster home, she lived indoors and was litter box trained. She has also been around dogs. Em-J longs for some quality snuggle time with a new forever friend.
TONASKET — The Okanogan County Historical Society will sponsor three presentations on a group called the Seagoing Cowboys, who volunteered to take cattle and horses to war-torn countries after WWII from 1945 to 1947. Seven thousand U.S. men and boys took part; 29 from Washington State and 14 from Okanogan County.
DESERT CANYON — The Wenatchee Valley Lions and Greater Wenatchee Sunrise Lions clubs will hold their 18th annual “Putting for Sight and Hearing” tournament Sept. 13 at the Desert Canyon professional putting course north of Orondo.
WENATCHEE — The Community Foundation of NCW has awarded $469,000 in scholarships to students across North Central Washington — the most ever awarded by the foundation. The foundation received 1,466 applications, another record amount, with 249 students receiving one or more awards.
WENATCHEE — SAGE (Safety, Advocacy, Growth and Empowerment) a local crime victims’ service center, is hoping to collect 300 bags with 25 pairs of gently used shoes in each. The shoes will be used to create a “shoe rehab” micro-businesses in underdeveloped countries like Haiti and Ghana. With the shoe donation, the agency will receive $3,000 to help local victims of crime.
WENATCHEE — Serve Wenatchee Valley will hold a back-to-school clothing giveaway from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Saddlerock Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 1400 S. Miller St. Children grades K through 8 who live in Chelan or Douglas county are eligible to receive new jeans, tops, shoes, socks and can also shop gently-used clothing. Haircuts will also be provided.