Fair board discusses meeting with promotions consultant

NCW Fair Board members had a successful day-long session with fair consultant Sunny Saunders Jan. 29. 
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A matter of those wee morning worries

I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think.
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Wheat growers turn out in strong opposition to proposed pesticide bills

Pesticides are an important and necessary part of any growers’ toolbox, and while the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) understands the public concern over unintended drift events, we believe that thanks to technological advancements in nozzle spray technology and chemical formulations, the vast majority of pesticide applications are done safely, with no adverse effects to the public.
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60,000 beginning farmers benefit from USDA program

Interest in farming is strong. We hear from beginners, as well as retiring farmers and ranchers, each day who are looking for opportunities and searching for solutions to farm transition.
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Community Calendar

Your connection to events from February 16-22   Friday Community Baby Rhymin’ Time: 10:10 a.m., Chelan Library, 216 N. Emerson St., ncrl.org Middle School Book Club: 3:20 p.m., Bridgeport Library, 1206 Columbia Ave., ncrl.org Rails and Ales: 5 to 8 p.m., Orondo Street, Wenatchee, missionridge.com/events/rails-ales Music on the Railcar presents Eden Moody: 6 to 8 p.m.,...
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Pet of the Week

  Chitter is a wonderful girl that loves to chat, according to officials with the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. She is a 7-year-old, large size, black and orange medium hair domestic mix. Not only is she a talker, but Chitter loves people. She craves lap time and is not afraid to show you just how affectionate she is. Chitter is crazy about playing with all kinds of cat toys and will...
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Pictorial Past | Winter fun in Waterville

Kids sledding in Waterville around 1900. From the Frank Malloy collection.
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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 A.L. Rogers came down from Waterville yesterday and left on the early morning train for Pullman to attend the sessions of the Northwest Grain Growers which are scheduled for several days. Deputy Sheriff A.H. Davis of Douglas County came down from Waterville yesterday on official...
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Our Past | 1989: Ann Reathaford acknowledged for volunteer firefighting contributions

This article published in the Feb. 16, 1989 edition of The Empire Press tells the story of a wife and mother who took on the responsibility of serving as a volunteer firefighter with Douglas County Fire District 2 back in the late 1980s.
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Waterville churches celebrate the Lenten season

In addition to being Valentine’s Day, this year Feb. 14 is also Ash Wednesday, which ushers in the traditional Christian season of fasting and penance known as Lent.
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