Walla Walla Girl Scout Troop 3717 has set up a hat and mitten tree at Bright’s Candies, 11 E. Main St., to benefit clients at the YWCA shelter.
A joint birthday party will be hosted from 2-5 p.m. Sunday for Lois Kathryn “Peg” Shaul, 100, and son-in-law Daniel “Dan” Preas, 95, at 1141 Sentry Drive in College Place.
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Lawson Knight, former director of Blue Mountain Community Council, now facilitates philanthropic activities in the Walla Walla area.
"Lost Dog” posters went up as soon as owner/“mommy” Pat Gustin of Milton-Freewater discovered wee Yorkshire terrier Max was missing.
Its final tally in, the Key Club at Walla Walla High School collected 720 pounds of nonperishable food from those in the community who came to its annual Trunk or Treat Halloween event, the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter noted.
There’s been a flurry of ornaments gracing trees at Walla Walla High School after the freshman class created a Christmas Tree Decorating contest organized by the Wa-Hi Associated Student Body.
Biola University in November named Victoria Henderson of Walla Walla to its dean’s list for academic excellence.
Dodie Brueggeman Orlando, a former longtime College Place resident who taught piano lessons to many in the community and could be seen fearlessly negotiating city sidewalks aided by a cane or guide dog, is currently undergoing rigorous chemotherapy for cancer in Seattle. Her eighth treatment in the first series is slated for Dec. 11.
A couple of area students attending George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., are slated to perform in its annual Christmas concert Dec. 13-15.
Orlin and LaVonne Hansen of Milton-Freewater participated in a four-day Honor Flight in late September out of Portland to Washington, D.C. They reported that one person from Hawaii, 25 Eastern Oregon and 24 Western Oregon World War II veterans and their guardians met for a dinner and orientation on Sept. 18. Each veteran received a World War II cap, name tag and Honor Flight bag and blue T-shirt. Guardians received T-shirts identifying their role, too.
Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter reported that the Farm-to-School Program received a windfall of funding that it will be able to apply toward equipment to support its school garden projects.
Seventy-one Walla Walla County Fair blue ribbon exhibits and 10 youths from the Walla Walla County 4-H program went on to participate in the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, according to Brenda Bryce, 4-H program coordinator in Walla Walla County. They came away with some winners.
Donations of 14,803 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes tallied a new record for the annual project that benefits needy children in 130 countries worldwide.
More than 50 people were in the house — including Valley Transit employees and members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, who enjoyed The Sage Brothers performance Nov. 23 at the YWCA.
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