Columbia County Fair Association sets annual meeting

DAYTON - The Columbia County Fair Association's annual meeting is Monday at 7:30 p.m. at the Youth Building on the Columbia County Fairgrounds.

Fair Manager Shane Laib will present an overview of the 2010 fair.

Directors and officers will be elected, and changes to the association bylaws will be considered.

The meeting is open to the public and anyone with an interest in the fair is encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Tri-State Veterans Standdown scheduled for Wednesday

WALLA WALLA - The Blue Mountain Veteran's Coalition and Echo Company 181 BSB will hold the 2010 Tri-State Veterans Standdown on Wednesday from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at the National Guard Armory, 113 S. Colville St.

Services such as eye and dental exams, haircuts, showers and hygiene products will be provided. Veterans benefit officers will be present, as will post-traumatic stress disorder counseling and employment services. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Participants should bring copies of their military paperwork.

For more information or for transportation to the event in Walla Walla, call Don Schack, 525-5723 or Roxanne Hinkle, 509-956-9664. In Lewiston call Jim Ziegenfuss, 208-799-5000; in LaGrande and Baker, Ore., call Brian Papineau, 541-963-7111; in Hermiston, Pendleton and Milton-Freewater, call Bob Dedlow, 541-564-5688 or Anthony Durant, 541-564-5688; Waitsburg, call Ivan Keve, 509-337-6546; and Dayton, call Jim Hartung, 509-382-4874.

EMS & Trauma Care Council to meet Wednesday at WWCC

WALLA WALLA - The Walla Walla County EMS & Trauma Care Council will meet Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Walla Walla Community College Board Room, 500 Tausick Way.

Agenda items will include a report from the EMS director, a training update, a summary of the county flu shot roundup, an update on the Ted Berry Scholarship and a roundtable discussion.

The meeting is open to the public.

For more information, call Ramona Kemph at 524-2702

Dayton lighted parade entry deadline arrives Wednesday

DAYTON - The deadline for entering the Dayton lighted parade is Wednesday. The parade is Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. during Dayton's Christmas Kick-Off. Theme of the Kick-Off is "The Town That Still Believes."

For information or entry forms, contact Vicky Beckmeyer at Crofts Flowers, 382-2565, or the Dayton Chamber of Commerce, 382-4825.

Pioneer Posse Royal Court

to hold breakfast fundraiser

WALLA WALLA - The Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse 2011 Royalty Court will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast fundraiser Saturday from 8-10 a.m. at Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar, 1604 Plaza Way.

The breakfast includes milk, juice or coffee.

Tickets are $5 and are for sale by Court members Joycelin Munden, Kendra Torrey and Taylor Skramstad.

For tickets or more information, call court adviser Chris Wallace at 541-938-3379 or court moms Kelly Skramstad at 509-520-8516 or Shelly Torrey at 541-861-0627.

Police look for suspect in two vehicle arsons on Friday

WALLA WALLA - Two early morning vehicle fires on Friday are being blamed on arson, and Walla Walla Police are asking for helping finding a suspect.

The two fires happened on the 600 block of Clark Street just after 4 a.m.

When firefighters arrived, they discovered a 1994 Dodge Minivan engulfed in flames.

While on the scene, firefighters discovered a 1989 Chevrolet Camaro with heavy smoke damage; the fire had burned itself out.

Police believe neither vehicle was locked.

Anybody with information about the fires is asked to contact detectives at 527-4434.

Leaf pickup to hit Monday, Tuesday trash routes

WALLA WALLA - City crews are expected to begin leaf collection on Monday for all residences with a Monday trash pickup route.

Sometime this week, crews are expected to finish the Monday route and begin collecting for those residences with a Tuesday trash pickup route.

Loose leaves should be placed in the street along the curb near the gutter, but do not block stormwater grates.

Separate leaves from brush; the city no longer collects brush. Park vehicles at least 10 feet away from piles and do not rake leaves into driving lanes.

For more information, call Street Division at 527-4363. For the most current location of the crews, go online to www.ci.walla-walla.wa.us.


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