Fern Life Center welcomes new provider

October 21, 2014

Fern Life Center welcomes new provider Kristen Brown.

The center’s well woman, urgent care and functional medicine practitioner is in the office Thursdays. Ask the front desk about her schedule.

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Issaquah dentist Ajay Dhankhar wins award

October 21, 2014

Issaquah dentist Ajay Dhankhar won the Academy of General Dentistry’s 2014 Fellowship Award at its June conference in Detroit.

The award is presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest quality dental care by remaining current in their profession.

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Captain’s Cleaners receives county aid for service upgrade

October 21, 2014

Issaquah business Captain’s Cleaners was one of four King County dry cleaners to receive a $15,000 grant from the county hazardous waste management program to help purchase dry cleaning machines that use safer cleaning solvents.

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Issaquah angus ranch named to top 10

October 21, 2014

Blue Drifter Ranch in Issaquah tied for 10th largest in registering the most angus beef cattle in Washington with the American Angus Association during the fiscal year 2014.

Angus breeders across the nation in 2014 registered 298,369 head of Angus cattle.

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Jeff Nadeau joins Ancient Arts Bodywork

October 21, 2014

Ancient Arts Bodywork has announced the addition of Jeff Nadeau to the Issaquah healthcare clinic.

Nadeau attended the Brian Utting Massage School (now Cortiva Seattle) and graduated in 1995. He was a Boeing inspector for 16 years until he found his new career as a licensed massage practitioner in Bellevue.

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Seahawks honor teacher

October 21, 2014

By Greg Farrar Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.

By Greg Farrar
Melissa Norman (holding check), a ninth-year special education teacher at Maywood Middle School, was surprised in front of her students and honored by the Seattle Seahawks and Bellevue-based Symetra Financial Corporation in September as a ‘Symetra Hero in the Classroom,’ one of just 16 K-12 teachers across the Puget Sound area chosen during the 2014 National Football League regular season. Norman received a $1,000 donation for classroom books and supplies, tickets to a Seahawks home game including a pre-game visit on the field, and a jersey and football. With Norman were (from left) Jane Harris, assistant principal; Jason Morse, principal; Shaun Angell, Seahawks corporate partnership manager; and Candace Bailey, Symetra customer service representative.

Editorial — Roll up your sleeve and keep your family healthy

October 21, 2014

It’s a little thing but it’s important: A flu shot this month can keep you and your family healthy this winter.

Sometimes, people confuse the flu and a cold because they both affect our breathing. Adding to the confusion is the way we describe stomach ailments as the flu.

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Off The Press — Enjoy being scared? Check out these films

October 21, 2014

Horror movies aren’t really my area of expertise. I prefer watching classic sports movies, like “Field of Dreams,” “Bull Durham” or “Rudy,” or spending years waiting for book-based fantasy adventures like “Lord of the Rings” and “Harry Potter” to wrap up.

Neil Pierson

Neil Pierson

However, I’m more than willing to get into the spirit of the season when it comes to Halloween. There’s a certain sense of exhilaration that comes from viewing hordes of zombies, chainsaw-wielding psychopaths, and enough blood and gore to make your average emergency-room physician nauseous.

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To the Editor

October 21, 2014

Salmon dinner

Thanks to everyone who helped with Kiwanis fundraiser

Issaquah is a wonderful community! Thanks to everyone who came to the Kiwanis Salmon Dinner at Salmon Days. More than 2,000 of us enjoyed the delicious salmon meal, and by coming donated more than $20,000 that Kiwanis will be donating back to nonprofits in the Issaquah area.

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Home Country — Some salesmen are successful

October 21, 2014

It was a bright morning, and we had finished off the coffee and conversation at the Mule Barn truck stop, and we couldn’t think of anything much to do because we were still full from breakfast and it was too early for lunch, and the political problems and Hollywood gossip tanks had been thoroughly topped off.

Slim Randles

Slim Randles

So, we went over to Doc’s house to look at his mare in the back yard. She had, he said, a quarter-crack in a front hoof.

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