Etcetera - 1/17/13


Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258 is prepping for its 20th annual banquet, which this year will be Feb. 23 at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Community Center.

Banquet chairperson Lindsey Williams and President Jim Sonne are looking forward to the fundraiser, which will kick off with a 4 p.m. social hour and 6 p.m. prime rib and salmon dinner.

Proceeds from the benefit fund the organization’s local efforts to preserve habitat for upland game birds.

Those who register before Feb. 10 will be entered into an early bird drawing for free tickets. Otherwise, prices range from $25 for a youth dinner and membership all the way up to $375 for a couple’s banquet ticket.

Other tickets range from $30 to $170. Donations may be made to the John Hinchliff Pheasants Forever Scholarship Fund.

There is a raffle for a 2012 Honda Ranger TRX 420 FM ATV for $10 per ticket or three for $25, sponsored by USA Honda of Walla Walla and $1 raffle tickets for a special Mossberg Silver Reserve 12-gauge over-under with gold pheasant inlays shotgun.

To register, see the group’s website, For more about the group, contact Jim at 509-525-3550 or; and Lindsey at 509-200-5212 or for details about the banquet.

Articles by DeSales Catholic High School seniors Alex Buley, Abigail Crowley and Cheyenne Schoen are featured in Student Paths.

The print and web-based magazine publishes three times during the school year. Its articles focus on post-secondary education, career and life readiness, said Nancy Metro, director of admissions and community relations with Walla Walla Catholic Schools, in a release.

Student-authored articles may discuss how to succeed in school, get the most out of a college visit, deal with bullying or earn a “wacky scholarship,” Nancy said.

DeSales has been using Student Paths for counseling classroom visits for the past three years.

This fall one of its editors contacted Kathy Ruthven, DeSales school counselor, seeking student contributors for a feature called “Diary of a Senior.”

After seeting the the trio’s writing samples, Student Paths decided to feature all three as well as partner with Eric Rohde and his journalism students at DeSales to feature other student writers.

Alex is featured in the Pacific Northwest version, Abigail in the Florida version and Cheyenne in the Georgia version.

At the end of the school year Student Paths will mail out the hard copies of their print version, but their work may be viewed online on page 12 in each edition: Alex at ; Abigail at and Cheyenne at

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


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