Take soccer, also known as “the beautiful game.” Magnify it on an international level.
Funny thing about final scores – they don’t always tell the whole story. Wednesday night’s season opening game at Borleske Stadium for the 2013 Walla Walla Sweets baseball team goes down in the record book as a 4-1 loss to the visiting Bend Elks. But it was a lot more than just a final score.
MILTON-FREEWATER — Across the Ferndale Elementary School playground, a student worked to slow down the 6-year-old Welsh pony named “Elvis” that she was riding. “I’ve ridden before, he’s just got more life,” the girl said from her perch. “You need to pull back and get him to stop,” instructed Lorri Wright, a retired Ferndale teacher who raises Welsh ponies with her husband, John. Wright went on to describe Elvis’ lively personality.
You could say even the worst day mushroom hunting is better than the best day working. That being said, this mushroom hunting season is proving to be one of the worst in quite some time for wild morel mushroom hunters. “The trouble is we are just finding one here or there. If it were any scarcer than this, it wouldn’t be worth the trouble,” mushroom expert Paul Miller said, as he stopped to pick a single black morel from the ground.
Another opening, another show. Any chance we get. Every spring break for several years now, my wife Sherry and I have flown to New York to rediscover our passion as lifelong students of acting and theater. Over the years, we’ve also taken in tourist sites but our main focus has been attending as many professional productions as possible. This year we made it to eight new Broadway shows in and around Times Square and two in smaller theaters — termed Off-Broadway — with seating capacities between 100 and 499. Last month, all of the Broadway productions we saw received multiple nominations (50 in all) for Tony Awards, the most prestigious prizes handed out to theatrical endeavors on the Great White Way. This year’s ceremony will take place June 9 at Radio City Music Hall in Manhattan and will be televised on CBS. Late last spring on this page, I gave you a peek at what we saw on that trip. I thought you might like to take another little tour this year.
Church bulletin for May 19.
First Presbyterian to hold meeting of church secretaries WALLA WALLA — First Presbyterian Church of Walla Walla, 325 S. First Ave., will hold a get acquainted meeting for local area church secretaries at noon Wednesday.
Holding regular lives Monday through Friday and ranging in age from 19 to 51, fooball lives on for this Elite group of Weekend Warriors.
For Jeff Knowles, playing football is about camaraderie The 27-year-old co-owner of the minor league Waitsburg Elite said he loves spending his Saturdays on the field. “I just look forward to the adrenaline every Saturday, and the camaraderie of getting a great group of guys,” he said. “I feel like it’s kind of like the camaraderie of military men, when you’re taking risks together and fighting together.”
We are very curious creatures. We take the world apart to see how it works. We build, destroy, rebuild, make it better, make it worse. We jump –with parachutes – out of perfectly good airplanes.
For many men, sitting around a gun store all day would be a dream come true. Gun store owner Jeff Pierce, on the other hand, would rather devote his time to designing and building guns. “Retail wasn’t really my focus,” Pierce said in a recent interview at his store. “It (is) necessary to do the other parts.”
It was hard to say which was louder, the crash of barbells hitting the floor or the hard rock music pounding the air. Both were part of the picture at a recent workout session in the CrossFit gym in Walla Walla, one of two now open in the area. (The second is in College Place.) This evening’s group was a diverse lot, men and women ranging from college age to slightly graying. But all had one thing in common, intensity.
You,” said the doctor to the patient, “are in terrible shape. You’ve got to do something about it.
They are all in their 80s now — these former POWs during the Korean War.
PORTLAND — None of the people gathered knew the two whose names were etched on the gravestones.
Trap shooters from the Northwest and beyond descended upon the Walla Walla Gun Club near the end of March for the Camas Prairie Handicap trap shoot. About 210 shooters from as far away as Pennsylvania attended the three-day trap-shooting festivities March 22-24. The Ha
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