This year's fall mission project, "Saints with Socks," has concluded with a total of 880 pairs of winter socks distributed to local agencies which serve the homeless and needy in our community.

Dear Abby: My mother-in-law is contemplating a move to the small Southern town my husband and I have called home for more than 10 years. She’s a vibrant, well-to-do Southern lady with many friends and family in the big city where she has lived her entire life. The problem is, I really don’t …

The Bible has literally shaped my life, and I have loved it from my earliest days as a Christ follower. To this day I read its pages, ponder its insights, dig into its depths, and wrestle with applying its truths through the ups and downs of life. The teaching never stops.

Dear Abby: My companion of many years and I are retired and live a few hours away from some of his family. When one of them plans a visit, she always insists on taking us out for a meal. She doesn’t ask if we would like to eat out but rather “commands” it. Then she insists on paying for the meal.

CHICAGO — Tests of lung samples taken from 29 patients with vaping-related lung injuries suggest all contained Vitamin E acetate, a discovery U.S. officials described as a “breakthrough” in the investigation of the nationwide outbreak that topped 2,000 cases this week.

Dear Abby: My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year. He’s amazing, and I can see myself marrying him and having a family one day. There is only one problem. We are healthy in our arguments EXCEPT when his job is brought up. He’s applying to go into the police academy.

Dear Mayo Clinic: For the past few weeks, my 13-year-old daughter has had trouble falling asleep at night. She’s in bed at a reasonable time, but can’t seem to fall asleep until after midnight. What could cause insomnia in someone so young? Should I make an appointment for her see her doctor?

INDIANAPOLIS — Students from Wenatchee High School traveled to Indianapolis last week to participate in the National FFA Horse Evaluation and Forestry Career Development Events. Both teams placed high in their respective competitions, which both spanned over the course of two days.

WENATCHEE — “Celebrate Under the Stars” was this year’s theme at the sixth annual Wellness Place Gala Auction on Nov 1. And that is just what took place — a celebration. The supportive energy in the room was electric, with supporters raising $90,000 for the Wellness Place and the patients th…

Today, let’s look at two different questions from two different clients. As always, if one person asks, I can only assume it is applicable to a larger audience. And, interestingly enough, you’ll see that these questions are applicable to any gender and any age.

Dear Mr. Dad: My 14-year-old daughter seems to believe that she needs to start dating. She says “all of her friends” are doing it, and feels left out. Fourteen just seems too young. I don’t think anyone — boy or girl — should start till at least 16. I want to tell her “over my dead body” but…

Christmas decorations appear in our stores when Halloween is still weeks away. Personally I find this too early for most Christmas preparations, except one. I am ready to harvest my Christmas tree.

Christmas decorations appear in our stores when Halloween is still weeks away. Personally I find this too early for most Christmas preparations, except one. I am ready to harvest my Christmas tree.

Dear Abby: This letter is for women who have stepchildren or are considering marriage to a man with children. My second marriage of 20 years is in limbo with no closure. My three adult stepchildren took my husband away from our home two years ago. He was having some cognitive dementia, but w…

The life of ministry is not just a job or career, it is a vocation. It is an identity, something that defines you and gives your life meaning. However, serving the church can be an overwhelming obligation at the best of times, a commitment that is indefinable and elusively difficult to quantify.

QUINCY — Ever since she could hold a pencil, Quincy native Atalee Gregg has been scribbling and doodling. Now 17 and a student at Quincy Innovation Academy, she has the opportunity to further her education and her art career.

A client of mine scheduled a coffee date for 3 p.m. last Saturday with someone from Bumble. They arranged it through the dating app the night before around midnight, ending with, "I'll see you then!" At 1 p.m. Saturday, the day of the date, when my client was at the gym and couldn't reply, s…

Life is in session. My wife has to make an emergency trip overseas and will be gone for an eternity — well, three whole weeks — and I feel all those teenage abandonment issues coming up. I have to stay home because the dog-child is still healing and needs to be looked after, so at least I’ll…

When our youngest daughter and her family moved into their new house, she told her older sister and me that we weren't to boss her around, try to tell her how to decorate, where to put the furniture or how to organize the kitchen.

PHILADELPHIA — As June Widrig was in her final years, she and her family had a weekly tradition: dinner at Chili’s every Sunday. She’d ask everyone around the table what they were ordering — the answers were always the same — and when it was her turn, she’d proclaim that she had settled on a…

One of landscapes’ major headaches is a hulking-big tree overpowering a small area. You don’t want to cut it down, yet it’s entirely out of character with the area, say nothing of causing problems. The smart way is to study mature tree sizes and then select ones that fit within that space be…