Etcetera - 01/06/12


Gov. Sean Parnell, R-Alaska, reappointed former Walla Walla Valley resident Debi Keith to the Alaska Mental Health Board.

AMHB is the state planning and coordinating body for federal and state laws relating to health services for persons with mental disorders.

Now living in Kenai, Debi studied nursing and music at Walla Walla University and has been a state-certified nurse's assistant.

She is a longtime member of Alaska's health care industry and currently works for Central Peninsula Hospital.

She previously was a scheduler and office manager for an Anchorage psychiatrist at the Providence Imaging Center; a peer navigator for Alaska Youth and Family Network; and a health unit coordinator for the Providence Health System.

The mother of two adult children with special needs, she's served on the board since 2006, and is reappointed to a seat reserved for a person with a family member who is a consumer of mental health services.


Three Walla Walla students made the scholastic honor roll fall at Oregon State University in Corvallis.

Earning a 3.5 or better locally are Andrew J. Glaeser, sophomore, pre-mechanical engineering; Peter B. Rindal, freshman, pre-computer science; and Christy L. Turner, senior, applied visual arts.

Altogether, 674 students earned straight A's, and another 3,283 earned a B-plus with a 3.5 or higher GPA.

To be on the honor roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.


Camas Prairie and Inland Empire scores start Sunday at the Walla Walla Gun Club.

WWGC will accumulate scores for the 10-week contests. All shooters who are WWGC members are eligible simply by coming to the club on Sunday and shooting a regular round of 16-yard trap, said Bob Bloch, club secretary-treasurer, in a release.

The one rule is that the very first round of 16-yard trap shot each day is the one that counts.

The WWGC shoot also includes other events like handicap and continental.

"If this is clear as mud, don't worry. Just come out and I'll get Ed Weitz to explain it to you," Bob said.

For more details, call Bob at 529-7288.

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


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