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Kidnapped missionary has local ties

WENATCHEE — The missionary abducted by masked gunmen in southern Nigeria Monday has strong ties to the Wenatchee Free Methodist Church.

Avian flu quarantine lifted

OKANOGAN — The state Department of Agriculture on Wednesday lifted the avian flu quarantines surrounding two Okanogan County farms with domestic birds.
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New artwork goes up

On Tuesday, a piece of artwork went up at the new median strip at Orondo Avenue and Columbia Street.
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Restaurateur couple faces felony tax charges

WENATCHEE — Two Cashmere restaurateurs are accused of falsifying tax returns to the state, disguising more than $250,000 in business taxes they collected but did not pay.

Longtime mayor to resign

EPHRATA — Chris Jacobson, the mayor of Ephrata since 2002, plans to resign next week, and the city is taking applications for his replacement.
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Taking the stage

The 18th annual Janice Franz Talent Show begins its three-night run today at Wenatchee High School at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door or by calling 664-3678, during school hours. This year’s recipient of the fundraiser is 2-year-old Jocelyn Melendez, the daughter of former WestSide High School student Ana Ventura, who died last December from brain cancer.

No large die-off predicted for wild birds from avian flu

OKANOGAN — State officials say while people should take measures to protect their domestic birds, the avian influenza strain that hit Washington state in December is not expected to take a major toll on wild ducks and geese.

School board extends superintendent contract

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee School Board Tuesday voted to extend its contract with district Superintendent Brian Flones for another year. The three-year contract must be approved annually by the board. Flones has held the district’s top job for 16 years.

Applewood owners charged with tax fraud

Two Wenatchee restaurateurs are accused of falsifying tax returns to the state, disguising more than $250,000 in business taxes they collected but did not pay.

Suspect accused of domestic violence via vehicle

WENATCHEE — A Cashmere man is accused of ramming his wife’s vehicle with his own during a domestic assault that traveled across Highway 2 and into Cashmere’s downtown.