Etcetera - 5/6/13


Seven new singers are among the 24 members of Blue Mountain Chorus of Sweet Adelines International expected to compete on May 18 at regionals in the INB Theater, formerly the Opera House, in Spokane.

Under the direction of Darlene Filla, the chorus will give the community here a free concert in preparation for the big event at 7 p.m. May 13 at First Presbyterian Church, 325 S. First Ave.

“We love to perform for an audience,” said member Jenny Miles in a release.

“If you have an interest in becoming a member of our chorus or learning more about the craft of barbershop, we would be pleased to meet with you after the performance. We are always looking for women who love to sing,” Jenny said.

The group’s next Open House Series 2013 begins on June 10 during their regular 6:30 p.m. rehearsal at Unity Church of Peace, 810 C St., near the Walla Walla Airport. Participants will be invited to appear on the group’s annual show Oct. 25-26 at the Walla Walla Community College Performing Arts Center.

To find out more, see or the Blue Mountain Chorus Facebook page.

Walla Wallan Monica Hernandez-Ramirez received multiple scholarships from Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

The 2010 McLoughlin High School alumna was awarded $2,000 from the Seattle Times/Blethen Family Minority Fund and $2,000 from the Tri City Herald/News Tribune of Tacoma Endowed scholarship.

These scholarships are awarded to deserving minority students who have demonstrated commitment and promise as future professionals in print journalism or print advertising.

Monica plans to graduate from WSU in May 2014 with a degree in broadcast news. She works on the crew of WSU’s student-run Cable 8 show, “Hollywood Lights.”

She’s is the daughter of Ana Myrna Adorno of Walla Walla.

Walla Wallan Martin’s McCaw’s award-winning story, “The Hobo,” can be accessed via the following link:

I used an online link abbreviator in the May 1 Etcetera item that didn’t work for a couple of readers. This link should take you to the story, which takes place during the Great Depression and is about an itinerant worker who stops by a Prescott farm.

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


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