A cappella Boots ’n’ Cats group a purrfect fit at regionals

Say “boots ’n’ cats ’n’ boots ’n’ cats” while emphasizing the consonants and you will begin to approximate sounds produced when beat boxing or vocalizing percussion sounds.

Pheasants Forever members get surprise with planting tarp

Imagine their surprise when, in the midst of preservation work, members of Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258 unrolled a planting tarp March 22 they thought would be 120 feet long. When unfurling it at the Sudbury elevator site, it rolled out to 177 feet, said project coordinator Larry Boe. So, John Houston, Jim Sonne, Carl Bisgard, Dan Eveland, Bud Jones, Ed Crain, Gary Benson, Randy Snyder, Ron Porter and Larry dug 374 feet of trench to secure it and planted 58 juniper. Saturday volunteers will plant elderberry and roses at 10 a.m. as part of their conservation efforts.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group starting in Kennewick

Bob Fairchild of College Place said a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group is starting in Kennewick.

Speaker at meeting to focus on heart disease risk factors

Blue Mountain Action Council Americorps volunteer Jessica Goldsmith will address heart disease risk factors in a talk called “Spring into Health and Fitness."

Project turns veterans' recollections into preserved oral history

American Red Cross volunteer Dixie Ferguson is a fan of the best sort. Not only does she listen to the experiences of U.S. military veterans from all wars, she records their stories as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.

Edison Elementary students to present 'The Little Red Hen' musical

A little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks for help from fellow farmyard animals to plant it, but none of them volunteer.

Pioneer Middle School filmmakers invited to New York after award

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program awarded Pioneer Middle School eighth-graders Kyndal Locati and Hally Ruff a gold medal in the film and animation category for their film, “Piece of You.” It also garnered Best in Grade, one of just 24 such awards given nationally and the only one in the film and animation category.

Walla Walla High speech, debate have 'incredible showing' at state

Making it to finals in every event in which they competed — a first — members of the Walla Walla High School Speech and Debate Team had “an incredible showing” at the state individual events tournament at the University of Puget Sound, said their coach, Jean Tobin.

Hospital's drawing contest pulls in more than 180 entries

A drawing contest sponsored by Walla Walla General Hospital invited young artists in Walla Walla public schools to show how they care for the hearts of others and themselves through “My Healthy Heartwork.” Winning entries came from Leila, 6; Giselle, 7; Ali, 8; and Eden, 10, who each received Book & Game gift certificates.

Ducks Unlimited to hold banquet and auction April 5

Walla Walla Gun Club member Jimmie Brown wants to remind the community about Ducks Unlimited’s annual banquet and auction at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at the Assumption Catholic Church Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by an auction. Contact Jimmie at 509-529-1443 to get tickets, or more information.

What’s cookin’? Milton-Freewater school's future chefs contest a first

What do such gastronomic pleasures as tacos, pizza, cake and salsa have in common?

Walla Walla High grad makes dean's list at Western

Western Washington University freshman Kalie Danielle Adams made the fall quarter dean’s list at the Bellingham institution. The 2013 Walla Walla High School alumna also became a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Work of two Walla Walla middle-schoolers selected for national film festival

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth selected two student-produced films from a class taught by Pioneer Middle School Explorer teacher Dan Calzaretta.

Wa-Hi students elect student government officers

Students at Walla Walla High School elected ASB officers for the 2014-2015 academic year, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

Young nominees sought for local Chief for a Day event

Uniforms and badges for selected children are part of the local Chief for a Day event, sponsored by Walla Walla Area Crime Watch.

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