Genealogist to speak at retirees' meeting - Etcetera - 11/5/13


Peggy Humphreys, a genealogist with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will speak to members of the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association Chapter 0237 at their 1 p.m. Nov. 7 monthly meeting, in the Golden West Estates office, 1425 Jasper St.

Peggy will present general information about searching genealogy and researching family history with options available in Walla Walla to do so. She will also answer questions. The presentation is open to the public, said Allen Aplass, NARFE chapter president. Call him at 529-3829 for more information.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant Farmer Post 992, 102 N. Colville St., will host Veterans Day festivities on Nov. 11.

They plan to serve a free breakfast for veterans at 7 a.m.

The post will honor Korean War veterans, who are commemorating the 60th year since the end of the war. A short program at 3 p.m. will be followed by a complimentary dinner at 5 p.m. for all Korean War veterans, said Larry Diederich.

Korean War veterans who haven’t received a call from the post regarding the program are encouraged to call 301-0751 or 525-1310 to make a reservation.

Live music and dancing will be provided by Stone Country from 1 p.m. to closing.

Other musicians will perform throughout the day.

“We welcome everyone to come down and see our newly renovated post,” Larry said.

Walla Wallan Zane Henderson, a freshman at Biola University in La Mirada, Calif., is among 82 students who received one of the college’s highest honors.

The President’s Scholarship for the 2013/2014 academic year is renewable for $10,000 per year. Approximately 6 percent of the year’s incoming freshmen received the award for meeting the requirements upon admission based on their GPA and SAT scores, having at least a 3.5 GPA and a combined SAT score of 1,430 of math and English scores.

Recipients were honored with a dessert reception hosted by the BU president. Students must maintain a 3.5 GPA to continue to receive the scholarship the following year.

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


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