Dear Abby: My son just got a job in Europe and has invited me to visit when he and his family are settled. I have never traveled out of the country, and I’m excited to go. I suggested staying at least a month, and he and his wife agreed.

Dear Abby: My sister-in-law “June” is being married soon. I will be the matron of honor. My husband, “Jake,” June’s brother, will be a groomsman for her fiance, “Jimmy.” Not only is Jake going to be a groomsman, but he’s also supposed to officiate.

Dear Abby: I have a young, preteen grandson who is asking his parents “facts of life” questions. They are bewildered about how to give him the information. I’d be grateful if you could share details of the publication you have for this purpose and how to get it.

Dear Abby: My husband said something very derogatory to my cousin’s sister-in-law at a family party. She told my cousin right away. Instead of coming to me, my cousin went to my brothers and sisters-in-law. They confronted my husband and told him he had to tell me or they would. My husband d…

Gerald and Liane Hickman of East Wenatchee recently celebrated their 65th anniversary with a trip to Alaska. They revisited the place they lived in Kenai 45 years ago, and visited with family and friends in Anchorage and Kenai.

Wenatchee High School Gathering of Friends Potluck 5 p.m. Saturday at Carleen Elliott’s 2043 S. Methow St., Wenatchee.

Dear Abby: I recently attended a friend’s party that was being given to celebrate their son’s 18th birthday. I thought it would be cheeky and fun to buy him a risque card from an adult boutique, thinking everyone would get a good laugh, and we’d have something to roast the young man with. Wh…

Gerald and Barbara Copp of Wenatchee celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary during a private family celebration on June 22.

QUINCY — Tricia Lubach, the longest-serving member on the Quincy School Board, has been named the Washington State School Directors Association’s new director of leadership development services.

OLYMPIA — A multi-million dollar project to bring electronic health records to Western State Hospital and other buildings overseen by the state Department of Social and Health Services is several years behind schedule, and the state says it doesn’t know when it will be completed.

Dear Abby: My stepbrother “Pete” is a recovering addict who did significant prison time for possession and gang affiliations. He has also had multiple DUI convictions. He’s been out for two years and is holding a job and taking care of his kids part-time.

Dick and Julie Ryan of Wenatchee will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary during an open house celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. July 14 at Cashmere Riverside Center, 201 Riverside Drive. Hors d’oeuvres and dessert will be served. There will be live music and a toast at 2 p.m.

Dear Abby: I have been married 36 years to a woman who has saved my life and soul. We are both faithful to God and to our marriage, sharing the love of our family. We are blessed in many ways — including a great son who is self-sufficient and prospering, and a daughter who is married and tak…

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican this week reaffirmed Catholic teaching that priests cannot reveal what they learn in confession, in an apparent response to moves in Australia and elsewhere to force them to do so in cases of sexual abuse.