Air Force Airman Brandon A. Landrum-Jeffries graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Landrum-Jeffries, who graduated from Wilson High School in Tacoma, is the son of David Jeffries of Tacoma and Jodie Barcus of Omak.
Eighteen-month-old Chihuahua Misty made her Reader Scrapbook debut in December 2012. She was pictured as a young puppy, peeking out from the top of a Christmas stocking. Today, Misty, who’s a registered service dog, stays close by her owner, Bruce Armitage, who suffers from multiple medical issues. She is able to provide Armitage with joy and comfort, and keeps him focused on the positive. Patti Arneson is Misty’s co-owner. They reside in East Wenatchee.
The Manson Apple Blossom Festival crowned its new royal court at a Jan. 25 pageant. Judges selected the three top finishers from among seven contestants. The royal court is Queen Hanna Ireland, center, who is flanked by Princess Jessica Gomez, left, and Princess Perla Garcia. The trio will represent the community at a variety of festivals and other events throughout the region, including the Manson Apple Blossom Festival in May.