Etc. - 10/28/09

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Washington State 4-H inducted Lois Garbe, Touchet, and 10 other state residents into the its Hall of Fame in Ground Mound, Wash., on Oct. 16. The inductees were honored for leadership, commitment to 4-H youth and volunteers, and positive impacts in their communities.

Lois has been a project leader with Touchet 4-H Club for 23 years and was a resource leader for the Walla Walla County program for 11 years. She has been a sheep and sewing leader, organized many hayrides, trips to statewide sheep shows, square dances, holiday caroling and summer 4-H camps. Her significant fundraising efforts helped create an endowment fund for the Walla Walla County 4-H Leaders' Council.

More than 160 people have been inducted into the State 4-H Hall of Fame since its inception in 2001.

The Washington State 4-H program is a community of young people who are learning leadership, citizenship and life skills. Adult leaders and volunteers are instrumental to the success of the program.

Youths can participate in many project areas, including the Know Your Government Conference, Science Camp-In, technology, dramatic arts, environmental stewardship, animal science, and photography. 4-H is available to youth in kindergarten through age 18.

More than 75,000 young people participate in 4-H statewide.

Fifteen area residents made the summer quarter dean's list at the University of Washington.

The students, all from Walla Walla, include: seniors Lindsay Lea Cole, Teresa Angela Fernandez, Casey Daniel Gwinn, Ajay Michael Heitzmann, Claire Alyssa Hogan, Devin Sidney Kaylor, Christopher Paul Schulz, Eun-Ju Zetta Shin-White and Trent David Sislow; juniors Emily Carol Hollenbeck and Helen Marie Reich; and sophomores Michael Ryan Hui, Brian Michael James, Nadean M. Pulfer and Ksenia Skorohodova.

Walla Walla High School's Crest Club, an all-senior girls honor society, completed its September Book Fair. The event generated a donation of $275 worth of books to the YWCA and Wa-Hi Library.

Volunteers Laura Schueller, Vicki Reardon and Aislynn Beckstrand helped make a difference, according to Peggy Payne and Michelle Higgins, advisors.

"We hope to make this an annual event, as Crest Club continues to carry out its mission of community service," they said in the Walla Walla School District newsletter Week In Review.

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