Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will celebrate ASPCA Help A Horse Day on April 26

The Wenatchee Valley Humane Society will be celebrating the ASPCA (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) National Help A Horse Day during April 22-26 and competing for a chance to win up to $25,000 in grant prizes to assist with their efforts to protect horses.
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Washington has lots riding on NAFTA

In 1993, President Bill Clinton was shown holding a Washington state apple while promoting the virtues of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). That photo only underscored the importance of the agreement and our trade with Mexico and Canada.
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Our Pictorial Past | Big Job Ahead

Fred Lieberg, manager of the Douglas County PUD, and John Gregg, chief engineer for the PUD, examine a blueprint for the Wells Hydroelectric Project in February of 1963.
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Our Past | 1931: County agents help area orchardists to hone their skills

According to the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture website, extension service was inspired from the agricultural clubs and societies that were part of the make-up of rural America in the 1800s.
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 *  Mr. and Mrs. Emory Potter of Rock Island are receiving congratulations today upon the birth of a son. *  A.L. Maltbie of Waterville is in Wenatchee today. *  A delegation from Waterville attended the Eastern Washington Highway Association meeting yesterday in Spokane. They were A.L....
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Op/ed | Do you want more grizzlies in Northern Washington?

Grizzly bears are impressive animals. When standing upright, male grizzlies can reach a height of 8 feet and weigh from 250 to 600 pounds.
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Our Past | Community gets ready for chili and oyster stew in 1986

Last year around this time I also submitted a history column about a past chili and oyster stew feed and mentioned that the event was held for over 50 years. It was discontinued several years ago with new traditions, like the school carnival, taking its place as volunteer fundraising efforts. This article comes from the Feb. 6, 1986 edition of the Waterville Empire Press.
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Our Pictorial Past | GOP Leadership

Roy Westerdahl of Bridgeport, left, new chairman of the Douglas County Republican Central Committee, confers with outgoing chairman Bob Barr of East Wenatchee in December 1976.
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Op/ed | Boeing: Cut the cake and get back to work

Congratulations on your first hundred years, Boeing. Cut the cake and get back to work!
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News From Our Past

From the pages of The Wenatchee (Daily) World and the Douglas County Empire Press 100 years ago — 1917 *  Dr. S.B. Nelson, head of the department of veterinary science at Washington State College, will be in Douglas County Feb. 12-21 and will talk on “Common Diseases of Farm Animals.” Nelson is the best authority in the Northwest on the diseases and care of farm animals. *  The Globe...
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