Etcetera - 08/18/11

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Quilts crafted by Mary Crowther, Walla Walla, and Marlene Oddie, College Place, made it through to round two in the McCall's Quilt Design Star 2011 contest.

Round two quilt reveals were made this morning, Marlene said. She added that she and Mary can provide photos of round two quilts online today.

"Since Mary and I are the only two in the whole state of Washington and there are only 15 left in the competition, which includes U.S. and Canadian quilters, we're hoping to get the vote out through the paper," Marlene said.

Online daily voting for round two runs today through Sept. 9. One Vote Per day per IP address can be made at www.mccallsquilting.com/contests/design-star.html.

Both women have blogs, Mary at mary-quiltingrandma.blogspot.com/2011/06/2011-mccalls-quilt-design-star.html and Marlene at kissedquilts.blogspot.com/2011/06/mccalls-design-star-2011-challenge-1.html .

Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258's second annual golf tournament tees off Friday at the Milton-Freewater Golf Course.

The $60 per person includes greens fees, dinner, LAP prizes and a gross prize fund. People of all ages are encouraged to attend.

Participants can sign up as singles, doubles or four-person teams.

There's a four-person scramble and shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. For more details, call the golf shop at 541-938-7284 for reservations.

For more about the chapter, see bluemountain.pheasantsforever.org/page/5200/Blue-Mountain-Home.jsp .

Families of local Oregon Army National Guard members on deployment who have emergencies and expenses will benefit from an upcoming fundraiser.

The rummage sale will be Saturday and Sunday at the Milton-Freewater Armory. A group in Milton-Freewater is seeking donations of gently used items for the sale to raise money.

They want items such as furniture, kitchenware, blankets and toys, but not clothing, said Laurie Harvey, one of the organizers.

Call 509-386-7007 to set up a time when items can be dropped off at the Milton-Freewater Armory.

Proceeds will assist families with members in the 1186th Military Police Company, scheduled to deploy to Afghanistan this fall. About 75 members of the unit live in Milton-Freewater.

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

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