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CENTER STAGE: Time to dust off the vinyl

Cassette tapes begin to make comeback

Every now and then I enjoy going on an online shopping spree. I usually am looking for one specific item, and before you know it, I’ve wasted several hours and filling my shopping cart with all kinds of things I don’t really need.

NO LEFTOVERS: Smoked brisket took time, but was worth the effort

Last week, while working on a feature story, I was lucky enough to be in Brewster when the Gebbers Cattle outlet store was open. I’d heard about the store, but never seemed to be in town during business hours (they are only open Wednesday and Fridays from 2-6 p.m.)

GUEST COLUMN: Personal message from Rep. Newhouse

The last eight weeks have been extremely difficult for my family and for me, personally. My time with my beautiful wife, Carol, is a blessing that I will always cherish.

POINT OF THEW: Am I the only one who hates cyclists?

Ah, warmer weather. The time of the year when middle aged morons take to the highways with their bicycles and block traffic.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: A simple strand of hair can be a beautiful thing

There is no telling how something that has always seemed commonplace can suddenly assume importance.

View from the sidelines: Free fishing planned

Some of Washington’s most popular fishing opportunities are open to anglers this month, including Chinook salmon in the Columbia River and trout in rivers throughout the state.

View from the sidelines: Life's special times

There are lots of special moments in life that occur over and over like clockwork.

POINT OF THEW: Send the ‘Grammar Nazis’ to Covfefe

Who really gives a covfefe about covfefe? I’ll admit, I’ve laughed at the written word (or a store sign) and questioned how little education the person who wrote it might have.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of events, festivals set this weekend

Brewster singer, songwriter featured on RFD-TV program

It seems as though this year is just flying by. Can you believe tomorrow is the first of June already?

POINT OF THEW: Motorized or not, just tell the truth

It’s amazing the things you learn on Facebook.

EXPLORING THE OKANOGAN: Writing his name on the blackboard

You never can tell what children are going to say and my nephew proved that one day in his first-grade classroom. The children had been going to the blackboard to write their names, and when it came to Tom, my brother’s boy, he could not do it. The teacher gave hints, which did not work, so finally the teacher wrote on the blackboard, “Tom cannot write his name.”

EDITORIAL: Honor our fallen heroes, others

This Memorial Day - as always - we honor our fallen soldiers, who have sacrificed all for the good of our great country in the field of battle.

POINT OF THEW: Liberals taught me not to hate – with hate

I have to give liberals credit for helping me change my deep-set misunderstanding of Russians.

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Death is not always easy to cope with

When my husband died, it was completely unexpected, though it left me with certain impressions that I carry to this day.

CENTER STAGE: Lots of live music on tap this weekend

Last weekend I attended the annual May Festival in Oroville.