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Drive nets 30 pairs of tennis shoes for those in need

As a fitness expert, Stevie Johnson feels it’s important to give back to the community. She couldn’t think of a better way than donating tennis shoes to students to help them stay fit and active, the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter reported.

Former Walla Walla woman establishes new business, More Arts! LLC

Former Walla Wallan AnnRené Joseph lives and breathes creativity. In fact in her newest professional incarnation, she’s established More Arts! LLC because, as she says, “your life is an artwork in progress. Dance, sing, act, create, make music, and play every day. Discover the artist within.”

New mental health director named for center at Lincoln High

Among the changes and activities at The Health Center at Lincoln High School is Michelle Coleman, the new director of Mental Health Services, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

Officials: School District meeting new nutrition standards

The USDA administers several nutrition programs that benefit children across the country, including the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, After-School Snack, At-Risk Supper, Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and Farm-to-School programs. In each instance, they aim to fight hunger and obesity by reimbursing organizations such as schools, child care centers and after-school programs for providing healthy meals to children, according to the USDA website.

Hospice discussed at Sunrise Rotary meeting

There are myriad things to deal with when people are terminally ill, from physical care, to the emotions to countless practical considerations.

Wagon Wheelers pay tribute in late member’s memory

Walla Walla Wagon Wheelers consider the late J. Michael “Mike” Humphreys “one of the finest men who ever put on a Wagon Wheeler shirt,” said group secretary Carolyn Hansen. Mike was a member of the group from mid-1989 until his death on March 17 this year.

Racetrack once found on western edge of town

Once upon a time, the Walla Walla Valley featured a racetrack situated behind what’s now Cugini Italian Import Market at 960 Wallula Ave., according to research by Paul Joseph Pluth of Spokane.

Base of the Blues Bash set for Saturday in Milton-Freewater

Young people and seniors will benefit from proceeds the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club will raise at the 2014 Base of the Blues Bash on Saturday in the Milton-Freewater Armory.

Scholl tip line open to field safety concerns

Students and parents have the power to help keep Walla Walla Public Schools safe, according to the District’s Week in Review online newsletter. It’s easy to do through the district’s anonymous tip line.

Walla Walla County Fair & Frontier Days parade results are out

It’s official. The Walla Walla County Fair & Frontier Days 2014 parade results are out. Award recipients are:

Penitentiary employees honored for service

The Washington State Penitentiary recently recognized the efforts of employees with awards.

Former Athena resident has new book out

A little bird told me that former Athena resident Donna Johnson Miller, now of Texas, has written a new paperback book.

Scout pack seeks new members

Cub Scout Pack 306 recruitment is underway. The pack will welcome new members between 6-7 p.m. Monday in the Sharpstein Elementary cafeteria, 410 S. Howard St. All boys in first through fifth grades are invited to bring a parent or guardian.

Walla Walla school workers gain recognition

Several Walla Walla Public Schools employees garnered Staff Achievement Grant awards.

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.

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