Etcetera - 11/03/11


The St. Paul's Scholarship Auction Sunday will raise funds to provide scholarships for deserving students.

For the last five years, the event has allowed organizers to award 25 scholarships of $500 each for students attending accredited colleges, universities or vocational-technical institutes, said Sandi Blackaby. Students can receive a scholarship for up to five years while studying and maintaining high grades.

The auction will offer gifts provided by parishioners and businesses for the holidays, Sandi said. Among items available for bid are artwork, weekends at the Oregon Coast and other locales, handmade doll clothes, table runners, toys, woodworking , knit scarves, homemade dinners, cookies, pastries, wine, various types of lessons, dishes, holiday d?©cor, yardwork, gift baskets and bird feeders. The auction will be 4:30-7 p.m. in Campbell Hall at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 323 Catherine St.

The cost is $10 per adult; children will be admitted free. The entry fee includes hors d'oeuvres and a glass of sparkling cider or wine. For more details, call Sandi at 509-529-2261.


Jewelry, handmade soap, Native American beadwork, purses, Christmas decorations and such table accessories as placemats, napkins and table runners will be featured when First Congregational Church hosts a Community Craft Bazaar Saturday. The fundraiser will be in the Fellowship Hall, 73 S. Palouse St., from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free face painting will be offered from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and proceeds from the sale of cookies baked by church young people will benefit children's education.


Assumption Grade School and DeSales High School math instructor Cathy Hamada is seeing strong results from the use of new online tools offered through a textbook publishing company, said Nancy Metro, director of admissions and community relations with Walla Walla Catholic Schools. Online access and instruction became available when the algebra classes purchased new Holt McDougal textbooks this year. The online package includes access to the textbook, tutoring and quizzes, Nancy said in a release. "One student commented 'I am so ready for this test after using the online help. I feel really good about this information now,'" Cathy said after the student earned her first "A" by using the additional resources. Students access the online tools with a username and password.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


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