Etcetera - 04/29/11

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Burbank author Ann Correll celebrated the nationwide release of her juvenile fiction story "Ears to Hear," and her novel "The Battle for Andy."

"Ears to Hear" tells the story of Tommy and Timmy, brothers who find themselves alone in a strange forest. While Tommy continues to call for help just as his dad has always told him to, and hears nothing, Timmy hears a voice that assures him everything will be OK.

Tommy initially doesn't believe Timmy can hear anything, but with the help of some new friends, Tommy discovers the amazing things a person can hear when he learns to listen.

In the second story, Andy's beloved parents die a car accident, which tips off an intense battle for control over him, and the potential catalyst that could destroy his relationship with God.

Andy must choose whether he'll continue to follow God, or if Satan will win control of his life.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the books are available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at www.tatepublishing.com/bookstore, or online at barnesandnoble.com, borders.com, or amazon.com.

Correll earned a bachelor's in Christian counseling and received ordination with the nondenominational church in 2006.

Those attending FFA Farm Day will not only get to see farm animals but they can also donate to a good cause.

Members of the Walla Walla High School FFA chapter will host the event at Wa-Hi from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, reports the April 22 Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review.

They will accept donations to Blue Mountain Humane Society, such as bleach and laundry detergent, dog and cat food, kitty litter, dog and cat toys, blankets, dog leashes and 33-gallon garbage bags.

A number of Whitman College students received Fulbright scholarships, including in the U.S. Student Program: Molly Smith, Class of 2011 (English teaching assistantship to Colombia); Chris Fleming, '11 (research grant, India); Isabel Hong, '11 (English teaching assistantship, Germany); Nick Gottschall, '09 (English teaching assistantship, India); and Oak Rankin, '05 (English teaching assistantship, Brazil).

Additionally, Katie Davies, '10, is recommended to Germany and awaiting word; Alicia LeClair, '11, is recommended to France and awaiting word); and Sarah Evans, '11, is a finalist.

Annie Charnley Eveland will be out of the office May 1-May 23. Items that can wait to run after she returns may be emailed to her at annieeveland@wwub.com and will appear in Etcetera.

In the meantime, items of a timely nature may be emailed to Alasdair Stewart for consideration at alasdairstewart@wwub.com or call 526-8311.

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