Dealing with life’s muddy messes

By Jill Pertler Slices of Life My kids give me gifts, often without even knowing it. This weekend I received a pair, or actually it was a pair of pairs. Pants, that is. Two pairs, which totaled a pair. To further play with words, the pants were paired with a request. It was one of the most simple, albeit complex, requests I’ve ever received: Can you clean these? Of course I can clean them!...
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Rural residents grapple with shifting long-term care system

Across the nation, Americans are making tough decisions about long-term health care for themselves and their loved ones.
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Piatigorsky Foundation concert Nov. 15

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation will host a Piatigorsky Foundation concert at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Grove Recital Hall in WVC’s Music and Art Center Building. The concert, featuring soprano Katharine Dain and pianist Renate Rohlfing, is part of the WVC Foundation Community Appreciation Series. The performance is made possible through the support of the Woods family. The...
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Council moves forward with 2019 budget process

The Waterville Town Council at its Nov. 5 regular meeting held public hearings regarding the ad valorem tax and the preliminary budget for 2019.
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Slim Chance is back at Pybus on Nov. 16

WENATCHEE — Slim Chance brings his fun country/western style to Pybus Market from 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16 for the next Friday Night Music event. Chance also plays folksy/jazzy blues with a blend of covers and originals. There is no cost to attend. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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Audubon Society hosts ornithologist

WENATCHEE — The NCW Audubon Society will host a program by Dr. Bruce Beehler, noted ornithologist and author, from 7 to 9 pm. Nov. 15 at the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center. Beehler will speak and present a slideshow featuring his field work. He is a research assistant of the Bird Division of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History. He co-led a survey...
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Evening out for girls and dads

Girls in fancy dresses and fathers in shirts and ties filed into the NCW Fair Community Hall Nov. 3 for a father-daughter dance. About 100 people attended — a good, solid crowd for the fair’s first try hosting an off-season dance in recent years.
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Veterans assembly at Waterville

Waterville schools held a Veterans Day assembly Nov. 8 honoring all local veterans. The entire student body attended the event along with the honored guests and other community members.
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St. Joseph’s Altar Society bake sale Nov. 21

If you are looking for some help completing your Thanksgiving table, consider buying freshly-baked cinnamon rolls, or white or wheat dinner rolls from the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church Altar Society bake sale that begins at 8 a.m. on Nov. 21.
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Voices sought for Christmas Cantata

By Karen Larsen Empire Press Correspondent For the second year in a row, the Waterville Federated Church will be putting on a Christmas Cantata this year. The cantata will be performed at 7 p.m. on Dec. 16 at the Federated Church. The music for this year’s cantata is “The Glory of Christmas: Celebrating Christ’s Birth” by Lloyd Larson. Phyllis Browning, who is directing the cantata, is...
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