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Walla Walla students awarded scholarships at WSU

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.

Walla Walla Choral Society selects artistic directors

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.

Genealogy in focus at upcoming event in Walla Walla

“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.

Walla Walla University students participate in ethics bowl

In addition to learning methods or argumentation and critical thinking, participants in the Ethics Bowl also learned on a personal and team level.

Athena girl to compete for scholarship

Lilyan Duckett recently competed for two days at the Hermiston Conference Center and garnered the Oregon Preteen ANTSO title.

Area man’s viticulture started with backyard vines

“As a government employee, Ben felt compelled to ante up the fee, rather than risk being caught making moonshine.”

Nebraska grade-schoolers inquire about Walla Walla

The students are seeking informational brochures, pamphlets, pictures, nonperishable products unique to the area, leaves from native plants, small rocks or shells or other small items.

Autism 101 session on offer at restaurant

Kathleen Gilmore will offer a free Autism 101 seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 at Jacobi’s Café, 416 N. Second Ave. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association for autism awareness month in April.

Ag program to host Farm Days 2014 at Walla Walla High School

Walla Walla High School’s Agriculture program will host its annual Farm Days 2014 when first-graders in the district visit the Wa-Hi farm Thursday.

Support group for parents of teens to meet Thursday

Parenting Teens Together, a confidential support group for parents of teens,will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the YMCA board room, 340 S. Park St.

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.

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