Waterville lights on for holidays

A good-sized crowd gathered at the North Cascades Bank parking lot in Waterville Nov. 30 to welcome the Christmas season with music, food, friendship and lights.
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It’s the number conundrums

Sometimes (oftentimes) numbers don’t make sense ­— to me at least. Oh sure, two plus two equals four and numbers are unchangeable so they should follow logical standards. But they don’t. Therein lies the mystery.
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Farm bill renewal is on the horizon

Congress will write a new farm bill in 2018. Initiatives that support conservation, beginning farmers, local and regional markets, and rural businesses are up for debate.
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Medicaid clients see transition to ‘whole-person care’ on Jan. 1

From the Washington State Health Care Authority Beginning Jan. 1, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid) clients in the state’s North Central region (Chelan, Douglas, and Grant counties) will transition to a “whole-person” approach to care delivery. Services will be coordinated through a single health plan so that people receive the help they need for body and mind, including mental...
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On Main Street | New dress style turns into a satisfying home business

This occasional column highlights business news in Waterville and in other Douglas County communities. If you have business news that you would like to appear in this column, email larsen.karen.y@gmail.com.
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Library is busy in December

Check out the Waterville Library as a source of inexpensive gift ideas that will be cherished this holiday season, along with many activities to participate in during December.
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Douglas Community Christmas on Dec. 9

DOUGLAS — The Douglas Community Christmas Celebration is set for Dec. 9 at the Douglas Church. The event runs from 5 to 7 p.m., and includes a marshmallow roast, chili feed, and Christmas carols. The Douglas Community Historical Association will provide chili, salad and dessert. There will be activities for everyone and Santa will drop in with surprises for the kids. For more information, call...
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Figure skating club presents holiday show

WENATCHEE — The Wenatchee Figure Skating Club will present its annual holiday ice show “A Year of Cheer” Dec. 9-10 at the Rink at Town Toyota Center in Wenatchee. Performances will be at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9, and at 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 10. Suggested donation is $10 for youth and adults, and $5 for children 3-12 years old. Children under 3 are free. Tickets may be purchased at the...
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Gingerbread House Factory on Dec. 10 at Pybus

WENATCHEE — Pacific Crest Church will host a Gingerbread House Factory from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Pybus Market Event Room. The family event is open to the public and designed for kids up to age 18 to build a gingerbread house. Sessions will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. and 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Supplies will be provided for 200 gingerbread houses. Reservations are recommended. There is no...
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Holiday jazz at Pybus

WENATCHEE — The Cashmere High School Jazz Band and the Apollo Club will present “A Jazzy Classy Christmas” from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 13 at Pybus Market. There is no cost to attend the family-friendly concert. For more information, visit pybuspublicmarket.org.
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