Garden club honors couple for efforts

Evergreen Garden Club members convened outside the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds Flower Garden building to honor Shirl and Dick Phillips, a couple who have dedicated many years to beautifying the flower garden there.

Waitsburg FFA wins cash , recognition for educational program

As Washington state winner of the 2014 Helping Communities Grow Award, Waitsburg FFA received $5,000 from the Nutrients for Life Foundation.

Pacific Science Center pays visit to Touchet School

The Pacific Science Center took its show on the road, in late May visiting the Touchet School District to provide hands-on learning for kindergarten through eighth-grade students. They opened the day with “Space Odyssey,” an entertaining, educational science show.

Volunteers sought for Cancer Resource Center

If you have basic computer experience, are compassionate, well-organized and have four hours per week to dedicate to a project, volunteering with the Cancer Resource Center at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center could be the perfect fit.

‘Dreamland,’ ‘City’ parks big draw during 1920s

Offering activities for kids in area parks is a long-standing tradition, gauging from an Oct. 23, 1927, Walla Walla Daily Bulletin article sent my way from retired librarian Joe Drazan.

VFW, Auxiliary to honor the late 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari

Veterans of Foreign Wars Grant Farmer Post 992 and Auxiliary will present a Quilt of Valor in honor of 1st Lt. Mathew G. Fazzari’s ultimate sacrifice.

Whitman grad, TV, film actor to appear in Tacoma show

The 1970s film and TV leading man best known for playing Lt. Starbuck in the original “Battlestar Galactica” movie and television series and Lt. Templeton “The Faceman” Peck in the 1980s TV comedy/drama “The A-Team” will appear Nov. 8 at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, according to

M-F School district chief speaks to Rotary Club

Milton-Freewater Unified School District Superintendent Rob Clark shared copies of the spring 2014 Crimson Tide newsletter with fellow members of members of Milton-Freewater Rotary Club 294.

Carnegie Picture Lab hosts Paint Out show

The final show of the second annual Paint Out will be from 5-7 tonight at Carnegie Picture Lab, 515 E. Main St.

Farm-To-School Program connected children, food production

Children in second through fourth grades made seven farm field trips during the school year through the Farm-to-School Program, which aims to deepen the community’s relationship with local food and agriculture, according to Beth Thiel, program coordinator.

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart plans annual fundraising dinners

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart’s annual Dinner for Friends with Friends fundraiser is set for Aug. 23. Those interested in hosting one of the events should contact Judah Pirah at A host orientation is slated for Wednesday to go over how the event works and coordinate invitation lists.

PEO Chapter EV awards woman scholarship for studies at Corban University

PEO Chapter EV in Milton-Freewater recently surprised Emily Childers with a $1,500 Oregon Scholarship. Working toward a health science degree, she just completed her junior year at the private Christ-centered Corban University in Salem.

Valley Residential to hold fundraising carnival Saturday

The first Valley Residential Services’ Midsummer Madness Carnival will hold forth at 240 Bush St., said Nancy Riggle, executive director.

Walla Walla High School seniors awarded Latino Club scholarships

Walla Walla High School seniors Maria Fuentes and Laura Olmos received 2014 Wa-Hi Latino Club “ADELANTARSE” scholarships of $750 each that will be designated to a college of their choice to defray tuition expenses. Proceeds for this award are gained through fundraising programs of Exploring Post 311.

Pioneer Middle School teacher wins acclaim for leadership

Dan Calzaretta won an honorable mention in the 27th annual Tech & Learning magazine Leader of the Year program.

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