Dental duo to assist those in need


A pair of Walla Walla dentists are opening their hearts so that local residents can have healthy teeth.

Dr. Jonathan Gantz of Basic Dental Care of Walla Walla and Dr. Dan Laizure of Walla Walla Dental Care are co-sponsoring "Dentistry With a Heart Day" this Friday.

Between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. the dentists and their auxiliary staff will donate their joint facility at 2014 S. Howard St., along with their time and materials to those without dental insurance coverage.

Patients are encouraged to bring their dental needs for the free emergency dental care.

The care will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

With limited time and space for the service, patients will receive treatment based on personal priority.

All are welcome, however, those with insurance through the Department of Social and Health Services are asked to reserve appointment times during regular business hours for Basic Dental Care of Walla Walla at 525-9111.


It wasn't just the coffee jolting customers at Dutch Bros. on Tuesday. The price may have roused consumers as well.

In a gesture of customer appreciation, all drinks of all sizes were $2.

And the discount is expected to continue this month, said Dave Beamer, owner of the franchise at 630 S. Ninth Ave.

Two-dollar Tuesdays will run through October.


A contest by Wilcox Furniture shed some light on who owns the most unsightly lamp in town.

Michelle Montgomery won the Stateline furniture store's ugly lamp contest with a pale-pink satin swag lamp complete with glass beads, gold rickrack trim and gold medallions.

It was one of 25 entries for last week's contest. Other illuminating monstrosities included a 36-inch bust of a cowboy with hat and stogie; a mint-green retro spiked lamp with a red bulb; and a round, plastic bubble-beaded unit with a brass angel base.

As the winner, Montgomery's prize is a pair of lamps valued at about $300 from the store at 85332 Highway 11.

Participants also received a 20 percent discount off the purchase of furniture during the duration of the five-day contest.

Store Manager Janice Holden said staff members "had a great time with the event, teasing customers about their treasures and helping them re-select new lamps and furnishings."

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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