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City-county development agency releases 2013 annual report

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Joint Community Development Agency’s 2013 annual report is now available.

Touchet schools to conduct child screening, kindergarten registration

TOUCHET — The Touchet School District is conducting its annual Early Intervention Child Find service on Thursday.

Construction updates on county’s Rural Library District Board meeting

WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla County Rural Library District board will meet 3 p.m. Monday at 37 Jade St. in Walla Walla.

El Salvador visit an eye-opener to fair trade coffee

The van rumbled down the side of an El Salvador volcano on a steep, gravel road when someone asked, “What’s that?”

Chávez made life better for farm workers

“Si, se puede” or as translated in English, “Yes, it can be done” was a very powerful statement coined by the Mexican-American César Chávez.

Street closure 04-13-14

Third Avenue from Eagan Street to Walnut Street will be closed 7 a.m. to 5 p.m from Monday to May 2 so a local contractor can replace a creek culvert. Emergency vehicles will be allowed. For more project updates and road closure information, visit gowallawalla.us.

Agenda 04-13-14 A-W School District

A-W School District When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Agenda 04-13-14 Dayton

Dayton City Council When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Agenda 04-13-14 College Place


Agenda 04-13-14 Walla Walla County


YMCA gathering to honor late, former director Ned Shafer

Ned Shafer, former YMCA director, will be honored at 2:30 p.m. April 27 in the main gym at the Y, 340 S. Park St.

Tour of Walla Walla Kids’ Races and Bike Rodeo downtown Saturday

Tour of Walla Walla Kids’ Races and Bike Rodeo will wheel into downtown on Saturday. Registration is from 9:45-10:55 a.m. and the Bike Rodeo will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon.

Walla Walla designated a 2014 Tree City USA

It’s all about the trees, in which Walla Walla is awash. Recognition for the plethora comes from Arbor Day Foundation, which named Walla Walla a Tree City USA.

Team RELAY bingo fundraiser a success

Team RELAY’s annual Shamrock Bingo on March 15 at Waitsburg Elementary raised $1,457 for the American Cancer Society, said a very pleased Pam Conover.

Late choral singer’s fund commissions new work at WWU

An ardent amateur choral singer who sang in the alto section of Episcopal church choirs in Washington, Philadelphia and Los Angeles from 1988-2012, Ann Stookey was a steadfast cheerleader for all styles of choral music.