Blood drives announced in August

NCW — As summer winds down, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give blood and platelets now and help end an emergency summer blood shortage that began last month. A critical need remains as many regular donors delay giving to take final summer vacations and prepare for school to start. The following area blood drives are scheduled for late August: 1:30 to 7 p.m., Aug. 20, Holy...
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Revenue offers free tax workshop Aug. 21

EAST WENATCHEE — Business owners in Washington are responsible for knowing which taxes to report. To help them, the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 21 in East Wenatchee. The workshop will be held at the Douglas County Fire District station, 377 Eastmont Ave. Participants will learn about Washington...
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Eastmont Parks announces fall leagues

EAST WENATCHEE — Are you looking for something fun to do this fall? Eastmont Parks & Recreation is taking registrations for two new adult leagues. Teams are being formed for a coed adult kickball league with recreational and competitive divisions. The fee is $20 per player. Registration deadline is Aug. 31. An Ultimate Frisbee league is also being formed for all skill levels. The fee is...
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Honor Rolls from Area Schools

Honor rolls in the Empire Press circulation area as submitted by the schools. Editor’s note: The information — including names — is exactly as submitted by the school.   Brewster Middle/High School The following students earned a 4.0 grade-point average: Juniors: Nathan Rios, Samantha Yanez Freshmen: Halle Aparicio, Cade Gebbers, Miriam Garcia, Benjamin Witt Eighth grade: Yunuen...
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Rain Forest VBS starts July 30

EAST WENATCHEE — A rain forest-themed week of Vacation Bible School will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Community of Christ Church July 30 through Aug. 3. The programming, for ages 5 to 12, will include games, songs, skits and crafts. A family program will be held Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. The church is at 690 N. Baker Ave., next to Sportsman’s Warehouse. Call or text program director Windy Farley...
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Movie day for kids every Thursday through mid-August

EAST WENATCHEE — Children ages 5 to 12, along with their parents and siblings, are invited to enjoy two movies at Trinity United Methodist Church every Thursday through Aug. 16. Treats are provided and the event is free. Trinity UMC is at 850 N. James St. Call the church at 884-4508 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday for more information.
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Alatheia Riding Center to host benefit

EAST WENATCHEE — Alatheia Riding Center will host “Diamonds and Pearls,” its fifth annual Little Black Dress event, from 6:30 to 10 p.m. July 27 at the Wenatchee Golf & Country Club in East Wenatchee. Alatheia Riding Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those with special needs through equine therapy. The event will include hearty appetizers,...
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Kevin Morris appointed Douglas County sheriff

Douglas County commissioners on July 9 appointed Undersheriff Kevin Morris as county sheriff, to serve the remainder of retired sheriff Harvey Gjesdal’s term which ends Dec. 31.
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Trinity UMC to show free summer movies

EAST WENATCHEE — Trinity United Methodist Church will show free movies every Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. starting July 12 through Aug. 16 at the church, 850 N. James Ave. Parents and siblings are welcome to attend the viewing of age-appropriate movies for ages 6-12. Two movies plus treats will be provided for free. For more information, call 884-4508.
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Celebration offers enrichment program for youths

EAST WENATCHEE — Celebration Lutheran Church is offering a summer enrichment program 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday starting July 10 to July 26 for elementary age students second through fourth grade. The free program focuses on crafts, games, social skills training, filed trips, gardening and more, while aiming to provide a healthy and safe environment for children. A full...
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