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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.

Mac-Hi Jazz Ensemble wins awards at jazz festival

McLoughlin High School Jazz Ensemble returned from the 43rd annual Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival in Oregon City in mid-March with a third-place trophy in the A division and three outstanding soloist awards.

Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 plans 40th reunion

Members of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 want classmates to plan ahead for a 40th reunion shindig July 25-27.

Genealogy focus of free all-day seminar in Walla Walla

Curious about your ancestors? Want to know more than just your oral histories? The Walla Walla FamilySearch Center is hosting its second annual A Knitting Together of Generations free family history seminar and luncheon April 26. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for registration and the first class will begin at 9:45.

Whitman debate teams perform well at national competition

All four Whitman College teams made it to the elimination rounds in the National Parliamentary Tournament of Excellence this season, said Coach Kevin Kuswa, director of debate. Only a few schools managed to qualify four teams to the event at Northern Arizona University, he said.

Pheasants Forever members to meet for plantings

With the slightly warmer weather, planting begins apace for members of Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258.

Classmate sets record straight on vintage photo

The vintage photo of Prospect Point Elementary fifth graders that ran in Etcetera Tuesday on C5 was from 1954, notes class member Jerry Duff Taylor. And one of her classmates in the photo was misidentified.

Relay for Life team to hold breakfast fundraiser at Appelbee's

The Relay For Life County For A Cure team will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. on March 29 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 1604 Plaza Way.

Walla Walla High School recognized for exchange program

Everyone associated with the local AFS-USA intercultural student exchange program is thrilled that Walla Walla High School is one of two schools in the state to win recognition as a 2014 Top AFS School.

Altrusta Spelling Bee details announced

The contest will be May 10 at Whitman College.

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