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Mental health support groups suspended in area

The Family Support and NAMI Connections mental health support groups through the Walla Walla National Alliance on Mental Illness have been suspended for the time being.

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox nears kickoff

With the 2014 Operation Christmas Child Shoebox kickoff drive right around the corner, it’s time for those wishing to help to collect things for needy children that will fit into a shoebox.

New exchange students arrive in area

The newest group of exchange students participating in the AFS Intercultural Programs are here, said Darcy Dauble in a release.

Matching tattoos key to solidarity in face of syndrome

By choosing to get matching tattoos, Heidi Lewis’ family formed a united front in the face of a lifelong relationship she’s endured with a rare skeletal condition called Klippel-Feil Syndrome.

Walla Walla author a finalist for state book award

Walla Walla author Scott Elliot is among five writers in the state who are finalists in the fiction category for Washington State Book Awards.

Club garners 4th fair parade entry award

For the fourth time the Best Community Sweepstakes Award went to members of Walla Walla High School’s Latino Club for their entry in the Walla Walla County Fair & Frontier Days parade on Aug. 30. Once again, the group’s annual volunteer efforts made the fairgrounds shine in preparation for the whole shindig over Labor Day weekend.

Street sign with typo needs a fix

Here’s hoping this isn’t a sign of the times. Blayne Barnhart, who lives in the Green Park Elementary School neighborhood, spotted this place indicator, recently installed on the parking strip of a home at the corner of Alvarado Terrace and Clinton Street. Unfortunately, it misspells the street name, with an E in place of the second A in Alvarado. Drat.

Milton-Freewater Rotary's Base of the Blues Bash slated for Sept. 30

It’s nearly time for the 2014 Base of the Blues Bash. Milton-Freewater Rotary’s major annual fundraiser will be Sept. 30 at the recently refurbished Milton-Freewater Armory, 84101 Oregon 11.

Whitman College professor honored by fraternity

Founded on Jan. 27, 1870 at DePauw University in Indiana, Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity recently listed Heather Hayes, an assistant professor of rhetoric studies at Whitman College, as one of its Ten Outstanding Faculty Members.

Walla Walla High School, WSU to host college representatives for students

Walla Walla High School and Washington State University GEAR UP will host local and regional college representatives from community colleges, universities and technical colleges from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 30 in the Wa-hi small gym, 800 Abbott Road.

VFW, Ladies Auxillary hold scholarship contests

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 992 and Ladies Auxiliary 992 members are sponsoring the 2014/2015 scholarship essay contests for area writers from third-graders to high school seniors.

AMVETS plans new motorcycle group

Motorcycle riders interested in becoming charter members of a newly forming group in Walla Walla are encouraged to contact AMVETS Jonathan M. Wainwright Post 1111, according to its September newsletter. The post is establishing an AMVETS Riders Chapter and needs a minimum of five AMVETS members to start. Non-members can participate as supporting members.

Group to hold ceremony at Frenchtown on Thursday afternoon

Members of Providence Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century will mark Frenchtown as a historical site during a ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday at Frenchtown Historic Site, 8364 W. Old Highway 12. The entrance is two miles west of Whitman Mission National Historic Site.

Local cadet making mark at West Point

Cadet Lucas Dean “Luke” Fazzari blazed through his first year at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

Campaign gears up to give kids in need a boost at holidays

While out shopping the specials for school supplies, consider a few extra items to tuck into the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes as this annual campaign gears up.

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