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5 Things | Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

5 Things | Literacy Council of Chelan & Douglas Counties

My name is Kay Loeffler and I am the tutor coordinator at the Literacy Council of Chelan and Douglas Counties. I taught English as a Second Language in South Africa for two years and trained tutors to teach ESL in South Africa, Malawi, Morocco and in the United States. When I came home to Wenatchee I wondered how I could use my training and experience. About that time, I saw an ad in the Wenatchee World for a position at the Literacy Council. It was actually an AmeriCorps position. I ...

Two killed, seven hurt in Quincy-area crashes

QUINCY — Two drivers died Sunday in an early-morning head-on crash three miles south of Quincy. Four passengers, three of them children, were injured and taken to local hospitals.

Mistrial again in Arms case

WENATCHEE — A second mistrial was declared Friday afternoon in the trial of Scott Leath "Scottie" Arms, a former Colville city police officer accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl nearly two years ago.

Pateros boy recovering from head injury

SEATTLE — A Pateros High School football player was reported in satisfactory condition Friday in Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center a week after he collapsed as he was walking off the field during a game against Waterville High School.

Some complaints, some compliments in after-fire review

OKANOGAN — Ed Conger, of Riverside, told Okanogan County commissioners Thursday that he lost his cabin in the Lime Belt Fire after the lightning-sparked blaze was allowed to burn for days. “I’m mad, because you made the same mistakes this year that you made last year,” he said.

Warrior Stampede race benefits fire victims

OMAK — After postponing the annual Warrior Stampede in Omak to this Saturday due to summer wildfires, event organizers decided to donate all proceeds to victims of those fires.

Suicide prevention march to be held Friday

WENATCHEE — Wenatchee and Eastmont high school students and teachers will march together Friday to show support for students struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide.

NCESD awarded grant to further space study

WENATCHEE — North Central Educational Service District has been awarded a $325,000 grant from NASA and the University of Washington to further science in local middle schools and high schools.

Forum for Douglas County candidates Wednesday

EAST WENATCHEE — A forum for candidates running in contested races for local offices in Douglas County will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County Fire District No. 2 meeting room, 377 Eastmont Ave.

New Wanapum Heritage Center to open Oct. 15

MATTAWA — A big new museum, research center and gathering place to display, preserve and learn about the history and culture of the Wanapum People will open at 10 a.m., Oct. 15.