ETCETERA - 11/24/11


A new slate of board members will act as advisors to James Payne, executive director of Fort Walla Walla Museum.

The museum/Walla Walla Valley Historical Society membership voted in the new Board members for three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, said Paul Franzmann, museum communications manager.

Elected unanimously were Amy Phillips Hess, Leonard Isaacs, Linda Emmerson and Elaine Prentice. Prescott School District Superintendent Bill Jordan, current board secretary, was re-elected to a second term. He currently serves as the Board's secretary. All were elected by unanimous acclaim.

"We have a very fine group of new Board members to begin the New Year with," James said. "But they have large shoes to fill. I will greatly miss the contributions of Treasurer Alan Renwick and past president Barbara Stubblefield. They both made significant contributions to Museum operations. Their dedication is inspiring."


Elk, Wash., resident Laurie Roth, formerly of Walla Walla, threw her hat in the presidential ring in early November

Laurie, who attended Prospect Point Elementary, Garrison Junior High and Walla Walla High School, has hosted the national radio talk show on the Information Radio Network, 3-6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Host of the Dr. Laurie Roth Show, Laurie has a Ph.D. in counseling and a black belt in tae kwon do, according to her website,

She hosted and co-produced CD Highway for PBS, authored the 134-page "The People's President," in which she talks about how to fix the nation, from its energy dependence to the tax code and other issues. "The people need a president that isn't affiliated with a political party, special interests or aligned with big business," a book description at notes.

As a candidate, she wants to represent everyone and restore their voices in American politics.

She's running as a patriot, conservative, independent candidate. In California she will be on the ballot, running on the American Independent Party ticket.

In a release, she said she follows and covers hard-hitting issues that affect the country.

She's published articles in many conservative journals that put focus on "critical issues America faces most and media and political power class avoid." Journals include:,,,,,

For more details, contact Laurie at

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