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Confluence Health, Wenatchee

Dear Abby | Woman denied shower for her baby resists going to sister’s

Dear Abby: My husband and I have been together for 10 years, married for five. We have an 8-year-old daughter. Yes, the math is clear — she was a “love child.” My family is religious, and although I was 22 at the time of my pregnancy, they announced that I would not be having a baby shower because I had conceived in sin and it wouldn’t look right.

Craig, Blankenship

Amanda Marie Craig and Michael Lee Blankenship, both of Wenatchee, recently announced their engagement.

Forest bathers’ turn to Mother Nature for healing

MARINE ON ST. CROIX, Minn. — Under a canopy of trees, they met on the park trail and waited for instructions from their guide. In a gentle voice, Chris Brandt spoke to the eight adults assembled on a recent Sunday at William O’Brien State Park north of Stillwater, Minn.

Gilmore, Jarrell

Lindsay Gilmore and William “JR” Jarrell IV, both of Burien, have announced their engagement.

Sha, Tate

Kelsy Sha and Bradley Tate, both of Wenatchee, have announced their engagement.

Ennis — 30th

Scott and Pamela Ennis of Leavenworth recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary.

Drake — Williams

Zack Drake and Victoria Williams were married June 18 in Wenatchee. The ceremony was officiated by Cody Shelton.

Dear Abby | Free food, internet keep son at home

Dear Abby: My 21-year-old son, “Evan,” recently moved out to be with his girlfriend. They live in a small apartment and cannot afford a lot beyond the basics, including internet. They spend every moment at my house when they are not working. They use our internet, eat our food and drink our beverages. I know this may sound terrible, but I want my freedom!

Dear Abby | Patient is not proud to have weight announced out loud

Dear Abby: I have fought obesity all of my adult life, and my weight has yo-yoed over the years. My problem is, when I go to the doctor’s office and I am taken to the exam area, the scale is right out in the open where other patients come and go as well as all the office personnel.

Pet groomer gets creative

TAINAN, Taiwan — Lee Mei-chen steps back after almost three hours of cut and craft to view her work, a teddy bear trimmed into the fur of a patient dog.

The Seattle Barkery is a food truck for dogs (yes, really!)

SEATTLE — Seattle’s hottest new food truck sells adorable, handcrafted baked goods, made fresh with love daily at the crack of dawn. High-quality, local ingredients come from places like Bob’s Red Mill; for a treat in the heat, sundaes feature ice cream specially made by Full Tilt. The vintage sky-blue Chevy sells out almost every day, with customers too excited to properly line up, instead running in circles, sniffing each other and begging. Sometimes a bandit (or maybe a Bandit) jumps aboard and eats as much as possible before being ...


Confluence Health, Wenatchee

Grills — 50th

Gene and Connie Grills celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary recently.

Shaw — Luviano

Dylan Shaw of Oroville and Esmeralda Luviano of Wenatchee were married May 26 at the Chelan County Courthouse.

Ortiz — Lopez

Monica Lopez and Sebastian Ortiz were married May 20 in Wenatchee.