Etc - Rotarians hear presentation on beer brewing

Beer makers and consumers can thank President Jimmy Carter, who in 1978 signed legislation that legalized local home brew in the U.S.

Etc - School administrators group honors engineer, construction manager Lodmell

The Southeast Washington Association of School Administrators presented its Community Leadership Award to Dean Lodmell, a longtime engineer, construction manager and Walla Walla community volunteer.

Etc - Walla Wallan thrives on making dresses for Africans

There’s just no stopping Walla Wallan Jane Samples, who thrives on making garments that benefit the Little Dresses for Africa program.

Etc - Gifts from youth’s birthday bash to benefit Blue Mountain Humane Society

When Jeremy Fetter turns 17 this month he will celebrate through birthday gifts the benefit Blue Mountain Humane Society, according to parents Jeff and Sheril Fetter of College Place.

Etc - WWCC, Wa-Hi alum graduates with honors from CWU

Jill McDaniels James graduated magna cum laude from Central Washington University with an education degree in mathematics. She played two years of softball on scholarship at CWU.

Etc - Local cancer fighter joins national lobby day

Local American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Kimberly Porter joined nearly 150 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., in early June to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN is the advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society.

Etc - Walla Wallan becomes court administrator

Island County Juvenile and Superior Court on Whidbey Island in Coupeville, Wash., has a new court administrator in former Walla Wallan Andrew Somers.

Etc - Wartime volunteer service leads to matrimony

Jean Arbuthnot Johnson was in her late teens when the United States entered World War II after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Etc: Wa-Hi class of 2015, by the numbers

The Walla Walla School District online newsletter wrapped up Class of 2015 students by the numbers:

Etc: Walla Walla student makes dean's list at Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University in Dekalb recognized Andrew Glaeser of Walla Walla as a dean’s list student in mechanical engineering for spring 2015 semester. NIU first opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1899 as a teachers college.

Etc: Milton-Freewater Rotary chooses president

Ben Currin is president elect for the 2016-17 year with Milton-Freewater Rotary Club 294. New board members three-year terms are Leslie Brown, Mike Swinnerton and Brian Wolcott.

Etc: Carnegie picture lab seeks to add worker

Carnegie Picture Lab update — employee wanted and release of annual report

Etc: Walla Walla charity benefits from Amazon customers sponsors Amazon Smile Foundation, which contributes 0.5 percent of every eligible purchase to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Etc: Walla Walla student wins award from CWU

Central Washington University presented Luke Fidge of Walla Walla with a dean’s scholar award on the Ellensburg campus as part of an honors convocation during commencement weekend activities. Recognized for his excellent grade-point average, Luke is one of just 55 graduating seniors in the College of Education and Professional Studies to be honored as dean’s scholars.

Etc: AMVETS sets next meeting for mid-month

AMVETS Post 1111’s next meeting will be 7 p.m. July 15 in the Maxson room at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave. A potluck precedes the meeting at 6 p.m.

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