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Cook at Leavenworth’s South enjoys pitching in when he’s home
LEAVENWORTH — When the streets of Leavenworth are covered by a thick blanket of snow, there is a soothing silence. Millions of Christmas lights compete for attention. Hung from every roof and windowsill, they mesmerize visitors and tourists. But residents who live in the Bavarian-themed village year-round don’t stop to look at the lights. After a long day’s work, they want nothing more than to relax and share a meal with their families.
EAST WENATCHEE — Firefighters expected to contain a large brush fire on Badger Mountain by the middle of this afternoon. The fire never threatened any structures and burned only grassland, said Doug Miller, fire marshal for Douglas County Fire District 2. He did not have an estimate of acreage burned.
WENATCHEE — “We want everyone to know how excited we are about what Raúl is doing, how talented he is!” said Wendy Deal, co-owner of The Frame Works, a framing shop on Mission Street in Wenatchee. Wendy and her husband, Larry Deal, are head-over-heels in love with the oil paintings of Raúl Prado Lozano, a Mexico-born artist who now lives in East Wenatchee.
Trio of women face daily battles
Carlota Cortez found out over the phone that she has cancer. “I just burst into tears,” recalls the 46-year-old Wenatchee woman. “I hung up the phone and wept.” Carlota lives with her husband and three children. An addition to their home accommodates Carlota’s business — she runs a home day care — and it was there among folded blankets and colorful toys neatly put away, that three courageous women recently sat down to speak openly of their ongoing battles with cancer.
AmeriCorps volunteer is ‘doing something good’
WENATCHEE — One morning last month, a group of small children wrestled with the alphabet. “Do you know a word that begins with the letter ‘A’?” prompted their Head Start teacher, Debbie O’Dell, while the children sat quietly on a large rug near the classroom’s white board. Some didn’t know while others risked taking a guess.
WENATCHEE — Heart attacks, traffic accidents, falls, burns — people call an ambulance for many reasons, but they usually won’t find any with a bilingual crew member aboard. “Being able to speak to someone in their own language is an enormous asset in an emergency situation,” said Alonzo “Lonnie” DelVillar, a paramedic with Ballard Ambulance. “We see people when they’re in a very vulnerable state. It’s a comfort to them to not have to struggle with English.”
WENATCHEE — María Alvarado, 19, was crowned Nuestra Belleza Latina North Central Washington at the Performing Arts Center Saturday evening.
WENATCHEE — Eleven women between the ages of 18 and 22 will compete Saturday for this year’s title of Nuestra Belleza Latina North Central Washington.