Veterans celebrate their holiday

Veterans and their families gathered Nov. 11 at the Coyote Pass Café for a free meal of pot roast, vegetables, coleslaw, dinner rolls and dessert.
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Waterville school honors veterans

Students and faculty of Waterville school held their Veterans Day assembly Nov. 9 in the gymnasium. At the event, a new "Wall of Honor" Veterans Day banner was presented.
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Lost in time without a calendar

Our family calendar is an information multi-tasker. Each year I purchase one with large monthly pages and ample, oversized daily squares so I have plenty of room to write the myriad of time-sensitive tidbits that decorate the pages and give meaning to our days, weeks, months and the year as a whole.
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Beginning farmers and ranchers benefit from act introduced in Congress

On Nov. 8, the Beginning Farmer and Rancher Opportunity Act was introduced in Congress by Reps. Tim Walz (D-Minn.) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-Neb.).
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Rural prosperity essential to Washington

By Don C. Brunell While Seattle is growing rapidly, our rural areas continue to struggle. They don’t have the corporate giants such as Amazon, Microsoft and Boeing creating jobs and economic opportunities. Farms are predominantly family-owned. Today, there is a rejuvenated effort to bring prosperity to Washington’s rural communities. While agriculture is the largest sector, timber,...
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Nic Allen performs at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Nic Allen will perform at the next Music on the Railcar event from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 17 at Pybus Market. Leavenworth-based Allen features styles of blues, rock and country with a Southern influence. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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Nov. 7 general election fills local boards and councils

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent There were 4,862 ballots for the Nov. 7 general election that had been counted in Douglas County as of 2 p.m. Nov. 9. There were approximately 1,500 ballots left to count. Voter turnout was estimated at 23.24 percent. Contested races included the Eastmont Metropolitan Park District, Commissioner 5; East Wenatchee Water District, Commissioner 1;...
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Lyle A. Wynne

Lyle A. Wynne, 68, of East Wenatchee, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Arrangements by Chapel of the Valley, East Wenatchee.
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South Douglas Conservation District looking for a supervisor; deadline is Nov. 30

WATERVILLE — The South Douglas Conservation District currently is looking for a supervisor to fill a vacant elected position. The five-member board of supervisors meets on the first Monday of each month, except August. The supervisors set policy and direction for the conservation district. Members serve without compensation. Members oversee conservation practices in southern Douglas County,...
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Girl Scout members are honored

Five girls from Girl Scout Troop 1326, led by Amber Zones of Waterville, recently celebrated their bridging ceremony which enters them into the next level of Girl Scouts.
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