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Rufus Woods

Department: Editorial

Position: Publisher and Chairman

Responsibilities: Photographer, Reporter

Contact Rufus

Phone: 509-665-1162 (work)

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  1. WENATCHEE — On a snowy night in Wenatchee in December 1965, 17-year-old Pat West Turner’s life was turned upside down by a car crash that took her right leg. The loss changed the vector of her life but in ways that she believes made her a better human being and an inspiration to those around her.
  2. One of the most important community-building assets in our region is the Community Foundation of North Central Washington, which supports nonprofits and encourages philanthropy. 
  3. We're getting ready to have quite a party on Sunday afternoon to honor my father, the late Wilfred R. Woods. We'll have a brief ceremony at dad's favorite local theater — the Numerica Performing Arts Center, starting at 3 p.m. We are honored to have Gov. Jay Inslee, former Secretary of State Sam Reed, and long-time friends Dr. Fred Deal and Jane Hensel making some remarks. Gretchen Woods will be speaking for our family. 
  4. One of the truly magical events in the Wenatchee Valley each year is the annual Special Olympics Winter Games, which brings 1,500 athletes, plus hundreds of coaches and volunteers for three days of competition, camaraderie and fellowship.
  5. Three years ago, a group of students from the Wenatchee High School Interact Club chose to pursue a magnificently audacious dream — raise $50,000 to fund a Habitat for Humanity home in our valley for a family in need.