Etcetera - 03/25/11

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Blue Mountain Shrine Club will conduct a screening clinic for children from birth and l8 years old to determine if they can be cared for at a Shrine hospital.

The clinic will be from 1-4 p.m. April 9 at the Adventist Health/Medical Group, 1125 S. Second Ave., said C.E. Tim Elliott, clinic coordinator.

The service is free but treatment cost depends upon the patient's ability to pay.

A pediatric physician at the clinic will be on hand to examine children and an interpreter will be available, if required.

Parents or guardians should bring children's Social Security numbers, birth certificates, immunization records, X-rays and custody papers.

In national rifle competition against the nation"s best JROTC marksmen Feb. 17-21, the Walla Walla High School JROTC Blue Devils Cadet Battalion Rifle Team earned sixth place in Cleveland, Ohio.

The team's six best marksmen competed. Altogether, there were 34 participants from around the nation.

Individually, freshmen Cadet Sarah Jameson won seventh place and junior Cadet Kyle Jameson won ninth place. Six national teams competed.

Lt. Col. Bill Bialozor, Master Sgt. Gerry Taylor, Sgt. 1st Class Mebes, and Assistant Principal Kirk Jameson accompanied the Wa-Hi team.

Mebes said "This was my first year accompanying the Rifle Team to the national match. I think I filled up two notebooks with tips from Master Sgt. Taylor and the other coaches there. Walla Walla had two precision shooters in the Top 10, so I think we will be looking very strong next year."

Cadet Cpt. Katie Chavre, rifle team captain, was also impressed "Our team did a great job, especially considering the competition we faced. Kyle and Sarah did an outstanding job; they represented the program and school very well. Even though the team placement is not what we hoped it would be, the team did a great job and it was truly a team bonding time.

"We became a very tight-knit group and had an amazing time, though there were some let downs when individuals did not do was well as they hoped. It is truly an honor to make it to Ohio regardless of the overall placement."

According to the item included in the March 4 Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online, "Everyone who attended dedicated countless hours of time to practice and preparation for this competition. This is a very dedicated and hard-working team."

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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