Etcetera - 11/16/10

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The Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Board selected Madeline "Maddie" Jensen, Brittney Cutlip and Amanda Quintal to represent the 2011 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty. Maddie, 17, is Dayton High School senior and National Honor Society president. She was a princess on the 2010 Dayton Days Royalty Court and is a member of Walla Walla Wagonettes. She has two horses available for her court duties. She is the daughter of Melissa Jensen and Patrick Jensen of Dayton.

Amanda is the 16-year-old-daughter of John and Kathy Quintal of Milton-Freewater. A junior at Weston-McEwen High School, Weston, Amanda served as queen of the 2010 Milton Freewater Pioneer Posse Court and is a member of the Walla Walla Wagonettes. Raised around horses, she owns five horses from which to choose for her court appearances. Unfortunately, her image was unavailable for this item.

A senior at Walla Walla High School, Brittney, 17, and is also participating in Walla Walla Community College' Running Start program. She served on the Dayton Days Court, and is 2010 Wagonettes' president. Brittney will ride her palomino quarter horse. Her parents are Cindy Cutlip and Richard Cutlip.

The Queen will be selected at the annual Fair Showcase Dinner March 3 at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Center.

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The Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest dinner and Milton-Freewater Rotary Club's CHAIRity auction Oct. 23 brought in $1,400 for the Rotary Scholarship Fund.

"Well done to all who contributed their talents to the very artistic chairs and mailboxes," Rotary member Robby Robbins said in his Oct. 26 meeting report.

A dozen chairs and 12 mailboxes were painted by local artists and auctioned at the event by Jeff Wallace. Approximately 200 attended the Oktoberfest dinner that preceded the auction.

As the holiday season is rapidly approaching, members of Rotary will sell Christmas wreaths for $20 each. Robby can be reached at 541-938-6523 or robby@valint.net for more details.

At the Oct. 26 meeting, the group heard from Inbound Rotary Youth Exchange student Hsueh-Wei "Cray" Chen, who arrived in Milton-Freewater for the school year on Sept. 28.

Cray lives in Taipei, with his mother, a homemaker, and his father, a member of Taipei Metro East Rotary Club and a medical equipment distributor.

Cray is currently staying with host family Sham Fortune and husband Mark.

The group was also introduced to Carol Trevino, who will be the outbound Rotary Youth Exchange Student next year. Carol just attended her first orientation in Portland and wants to go to Italy.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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