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Rufus Woods

Department: Editorial

Position: Publisher and Chairman

Responsibilities: Photographer, Reporter

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  1. WENATCHEE — Longtime Wenatchee attorney and former Chelan County Superior Court judge Carol Wardell has a new lease on life, thanks to the kindness of a casual acquaintance who took the extraordinary step of offering to donate a kidney to save Wardell’s life.
  2. When Matt Cadman, the executive director of the Numerica Performing Arts Center, calls and asks you to do something, it's almost impossible to say no. He has contributed so much time and energy to making the PAC an outstanding community asset that people want to do whatever they can to help out, even if it means risking public embarrassment. 
  3. A group of sixth-grade students from Cashmere Middle School made a big impression in Olympia on Saturday during a Mock Congressional Hearing program, Superintendent Glenn Johnson tells me.
  4.  CHELAN — Amanda Austin is an articulate, college-educated former television news producer with a winning smile and two young children. Most people would never guess that she and her kids are living in poverty and rely on some public assistance to make ends meet. And she would never have imagined being in this situation, either. Austin told me she went from having a home with a pool to barely making it, as the result of a divorce.
  5. This is the third of a series of columns exploring our immigrant community — what they bring to our region and the challenges they face — and how others in our community are responding.