Etcetera - 01/13/11

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JJ Harrison, a rodeo clown of national renown, and a former Walla Walla middle school teacher, will present anti-bullying materials to students participating in the Camp Fire USA After School Camps here.

The Jan. 7 Walla Walla School District Week in Review online reported that he will have Walla Walla Community College rodeo team members and their coach on hand to help implement a fun, innovative curriculum.

JJ will be featured at the After School Camps Jan. 10-31. Sessions will be Monday-Friday from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

For additional details, contact Karen Wolf, Camp Fire executive director, at 525-3180.

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Scholarship applications through Blue Mountain Community Foundation are available for students who need financial aid for the 2011-2012 school year, the Walla Walla School District Week in Review Jan. 7 issue reported.

The application form will qualify applicants for consideration for a variety of scholarships.

Most awards are for need-based aid to graduates of high schools in Walla Walla County or for those who have resided in Walla Walla County for at least three years. Additional scholarships are open to students in Columbia and Garfield counties and northern Umatilla County.

For addition information and to download an application, visit www.bluemountainfoundation.org or call the Foundation office at (509) 529-4371. The deadline for consideration is March 1.

BMCF has offered annual scholarship awards s to individuals and grants to local nonprofit organizations since its its inception in 1984.

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Sarah Yuan, who has been teaching in China, was home in December to visit family and friends. Her mother, Nanqi Yuan of Walla Walla sponsored a dinner for Sarah for her Mount Kilimanjaro Hospice Fundraiser held in memory of the late Tom Clark. Tom's wife Sue Clark also lives in Walla Walla. The Clark family benefitted from the services of Walla Walla Community Hospice during Tom's illness, Sue said. The Yuans succeeded in raising nearly $2,000 to donate to hospice.

"It is amazing and brings me to tears every time I think about it," Sue said in an e-mail to WWCH.

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

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