Friends of the Library of Walla Walla’s Media Madness fundraiser will offer a variety of lightly used DVDs, books on tape, books on CD, music CDs, hardback, paperback, children’s and coffee table books, decorative items and games for all ages.
The annual Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287 installation of officers often includes representatives and dignitaries from lodges in Seattle, Spokane, Moses Lake, Yakima and Tri-Cities. This year there were also nearly 100 lodge and community members, according to member Keith Burghardt. Local lodge Past Exalted Ruler Greg Heimgartner conducted the installation ceremony.
The April Harvest of the Month focus of the Farm-to-School program in Walla Walla Public Schools is lentils. The legumes, from the Palouse region, where organizers hold the annual National Lentil Festival, were dished up recently in school cafeterias.
Peter B. Rindal of Walla Walla made the Scholastic Honor Roll winter term at Oregon State University in Corvallis. One of 932 students who earned straight As, Peter is a senior majoring in computer science. Another 3,634 earned a B-plus 3.5 GPA or better to make the listing. To be on the honor roll, Peter had to carry at least 12 graded hours of course work.
Walla Walla Kay Raddatz gave herself quite the challenge: Track down seven fellow St. Paul Girl Scout Council troop members who went to an international encampment of 12,000 scouts in Idaho’s Farragut Wildlife area — 50 years before.
Looking back over nine decades, Walla Walla native Eleanor Kane said the accomplishment in which she is most proud was to establish and have an ongoing involvement in Blue Mountain Foundation.
The area could be swathed in blue attire if Garrison Middle School student Allison Wanichek has any influence.
Fundraising efforts for an upcoming production of SuitCase Dances resulted in a cache of $2,620, which organizer can use to run the performance in the black.
Collecting pennies — small change — added up for the Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary Pennies for Polio project held at several grade schools.
For demonstration as a student in good standing, Washington State University awarded Walla Wallan Carmen Pacheco a $2,000 Scott Family Scholarship Endowment in Communication and $1,500 through the Katie Knapp Whitworth Class of 1940 Scholarship.
After a season of auditions, the Walla Walla Choral Society selected Jeremy Mims and Rob Dennis as its new co-artistic directors for the 2014-2015 season.
“I have a curiosity about the past. Besides their names, what we are interested in is finding out more about our ancestors and relatives. It’s about fleshing out your genealogy and finding out the stories of your own people,” said Rick Benn, an organizer for the Walla Walla FamilySearch Center’s second free annual family history seminar A Knitting Together of Generations.
In addition to learning methods or argumentation and critical thinking, participants in the Ethics Bowl also learned on a personal and team level.
Lilyan Duckett recently competed for two days at the Hermiston Conference Center and garnered the Oregon Preteen ANTSO title.
“As a government employee, Ben felt compelled to ante up the fee, rather than risk being caught making moonshine.”
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