Etcetera - 11/23/12

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Walla Walla Gun Club has changed its online contact information from .org to .com, making the website wallawallagunclub.com and email info@wallawallagunclub.com, said member Bob Bloch.

The club also made a change to is Buckle Shoot program, which will be Dec. 8.

“In the past, WWGC has always supplied the shells to all shooters. This has raised the cost to shoot, and may be responsible for keeping a few shooters away that might otherwise come if they could bring their own ammo,” Bob said.

“Therefore, for the Buckle Shoot we will no longer provide ammo for shooters and there will be a corresponding reduction in the cost of the shoot to more reasonably approach that of a normal turkey shoot.”

The club’s turkey shoot on Nov. 17 was a success. Winners received 12- to 15-pound birds and lucky winning students from Walla Walla Community and Whitman colleges and Walla Walla University could take Bob up on his offer to barbecue the birds for them.


Pomeroy resident Andrew Craigie graduated in September from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine in Standish, according to a release sent Tuesday.

Craigie, CEO at Garfield County Hospital, earned a master of health administration degree. He serves on the board of Qualis Health, the Washington Health Foundation, Washington State Hospital Association’s Patient Safety Committee and the Rural Hospital Workers Compensation Trust.

Saint Joseph’s College of Maine offers traditional, four-year bachelor’s degrees on its southern Maine campus on Sebago Lake and online undergraduate and graduate programs to working adults throughout the country.


The USS Tarawa Veterans’ Association is looking ahead to its next reunion, which will be April 25-28 in Pensacola, Fla.

The association is dedicated to those who served aboard the two ships christened the USS Tarawa (CV-40 and LHA-1), according to Sam Bornstein, publicity chairman, 41140 Fox Run Road, No. 220, Novi, MI 48377, 248-960-4786.

Reunion details and membership data contacts are Ken Underdown, president, 31 Islet Road, Levittown, PA 19057, 215-547-0245; and Walter Tothero, membership/treasurer, 106 N. Tranquil Trail, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, 765-362-6937, walsue@accelplus.net.

Online, information about this gathering is also available at www.mlrsinc.com/tarawa/ through Military Locator & Reunion Service, Inc., PO Drawer 11399, Hickory, NC 28603, 828-256-6008 or dina@mlrsinc.com. MLRS plans and hosts military reunions, serving all service branches.

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

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