Etcetera - 10/28/10

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Julie Coron recently joined The Center at the Park as foot care manager. This special service to pamper tootsies has been offered there for nearly 30 years, the Center's October newsletter, The Bottom Line, reported. It helps those who are unable to see well enough to trim their own toenails or who have limited mobility because of arthritis, surgery or other conditions. Participants get their feet soaked and massaged, toenails trimmed and the whole process is topped off by a nice coat of lotion. The cost is $10. For an appointment, call the center, 720 Sprague St., at 527-3775.

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Courtney Bruner, a member of the Walla Walla High School Future Farmers of America contingent that attended the National FFA conference in Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 20-23, was selected to sing the national anthem at the event rodeo. Courtney is also a member of the Wa-Hi Concert Choir and Chamber Singers.

She was one of 80 students invited to participate in the National FFA Choir at the event. She sent in an audition CD last spring to qualify. She was selected from live auditions this week to sing for the rodeo, an event that will be televised, the Oct. 22 online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported. Nearly 55,000 FFA members and guests from across the country attended the conference.

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The Retired Senior Volunteer Program has teamed with Sustainable Living Center for home energy roundups. SLC gives free home energy assessments to help residents save energy and money. So far, 150 homeowners have evaluated their energy consumption habits and the program provided customized conservation measures. Washington State University's Energy Program gives financial and technical assistance to SLC for the endeavor. To find out more, e-mail debrac@sustainablelivingcenter.com or call 524-5218.

RSVP also is in the midst of its Project Warm Up. They need blankets, slippers, hats, scarves and mittens to provide to families and individuals. Contact Peggy or Loretta at 527-3775.

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Norrie Gregoire with the Juvenile Justice Center led Garrison Middle School Junior National Honor Society officers through a Hawkpoint ropes course as part of a team-building activity, the Oct. 22 online Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review reported.

"It was a great day for learning about leadership, truth and communication," said Crystal Holmes, Garrison teacher and advisor.

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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