IRIS | Goal of Give 10 campaign to leave a community legacy

This is the fourth in a series of eight stories featured ahead of the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Pateros on Nov. 15.
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In public service, I learn by listening

One thing that I have learned throughout my public service — both during my school board years and in the Legislature — is the importance of being a good listener.
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Washington wheat growers disappointed in farm bill expiration

Absent passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) and the Washington Grain Commission (WGC) are urging the Senate and House Agriculture Committees to immediately pass a short-term extension while continuing to work to pass a final bill as quickly as possible.
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WSU conference brings Women in Agriculture together to network, learn and gain inspiration

On Saturday, Oct. 27, the 2018 Women in Agriculture Conference will offer women in Washington, Idaho, Oregon, Montana and Alaska a unique opportunity to gather in 34 different locations for a one-day event featuring knowledgeable speakers, inspiring stories, networking with other producers and practical advice for learning new skills.
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Our Past | 1963: Free penicillin to combat rheumatic fever

When penicillin first began to be used experimentally in the early 1940s its effects seemed nothing short of miraculous.
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Pictorial Past | Community of wheat

Wheat is stockpiled in the middle of Withrow during 1982 in this Vernon Beckstead photo.
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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 — 1918 Dr. and Mrs. H.F. Morse of Wenatchee were recent visitors at the home of E. Gaunt in Rock Island. Homer Stanley has sold his drug stock to S. Mitchell and will leave soon for Bremerton where he will report for duty in the Navy Medical Corps, according to a report from the Douglas...
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Pet of the Week

  Zora is patiently waiting for someone to love her forever, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 3-month-old, small-size, orange and white, short hair domestic mix. Zora is very reserved when you initially meet her. If you slowly approach her and she can see what you are doing, she’ll relax. Then when you scratch her chin and cheek, she’ll...
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IRIS | Chelan’s ‘Happy Hens’ creating awareness of ‘soil-focused farming’

This is the third in a series of eight stories featured ahead of the ninth annual NCW Community Success Summit, which IRIS (Initiative for Rural Innovation & Stewardship) is convening in Pateros on Nov. 15.
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Get off my banana

They nearly literally come from nothing — or so it seems. And then they multiply. You might start the week with just a few and end it with a proverbial swarm.
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