Etc. Weekly

Exchange club honors Youths of the Month

Exchange Club of Walla Walla presented Youths of the Month awards to seniors at two area high schools during a recent luncheon.

County Sheriff’s deputies, officers garner honors for service

The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office presented honors to area deputies and officers recently, reported Sheriff John Turner in a release.

Sunrise Rotary hears about cleanup at Hanford Nuclear Site

Last week’s Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary program about the Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup project came from Cameron Hardy, public affairs specialist at the Department of Energy Richland Operations Office, said Rotarian John McKern.

Couple carries through 75th anniversary on wedded Bliss

The journey on which 94-year-olds Bern Oliver Bliss and Dorothy Mae Garlick have been as a couple married for three-fourths of a century “has not been without ruts, bumps, storms and challenges of every sort,” said their children.

Sunrise Rotary hears from elk foundation director

Sunrise Rotary meets at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays for breakfast and a community interest program at St. Francis Catholic Church.

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Exchange student from Mozambique to attend exclusive workshop

Valter Serafim will see firsthand the institutions of American government, including visits to members of Congress and a discussion with policy makers at the State Department.

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Boeing test-flights 'Spirit of 12' over Walla Walla

Boeing personnel flew the Seahawks 747 in a giant figure 12 over Eastern Washington, including the Walla Walla area, according to a map of the flight from Live Flight Tracker.

ETCETERA - Hobby workspace a model of stress-relief for veterans

With the help of friends, local businesses and Facebook, Walla Wallan Damon Burke initiated a Veteran's Hobby Program at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Affairs Medical Center.In early June, he dropped off “tons" of donated supplies and has r

ETCETERA - Aviary population challenged by theft, nature's predators

In an alarming turn of events, a white peahen at Pioneer Park Aviary was removed from the upper net pond enclosure on the night of June 12, the day before her eggs were due to hatch, said Joanna Lanning, primary caretaker. The netting was slit on the peah

ETCETERA - 'Addicted' to singing, Walla Walla woman raises funds to make first album

Candace Brown is often at her keyboard, composing the music she vocalizes. "I write songs using my keyboard and the world around me. Singing is my addiction, and I am so grateful that I have people in my life who don't get too sick of me and my noise. I a