Wowee. If you ask, they will come. And boy did they for the Prescription Drug Take Back Weekend.
Milton Stateline Adventist School teacher Matt Bryant brought the pioneering experience to life when he and other adults took 23 seventh- and eighth-grade students on a covered-wagon excursion on Lincton Mountain, west of Tollgate.
The heritage of a region belongs to everyone living in that area, both now and in the future. Some of this heritage has regional, national or global ties. While it is impossible to put a direct cash value on the stories and artifacts related to our heritage, the cost of caring for such items can be quantified, and is substantial.
Started by first-time leader Lisa Morrow in Waitsburg, the new group kicked off with three local kids. “I started the 4-H club so I’d have something to learn and do with my son, Jasper,” Lisa said. “I never dreamed that the experiences and memories I would encounter would be so rewarding.”
From Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon springs a pool of passionate sewers who, since they started in 2011, have managed to produce 12,000 simple dresses for young African girls in need.
As we progress through the fall season, the weather is gradually becoming cooler. Often, we start noticing our senior pets seem to be more affected by the changes than they used to be. Many of us know from experience — whether with our own arthritis, that of a pet or that of a beloved family member — that atmospheric and seasonal changes can cause increases in those troubling “aches and pains.”
A veterinarian holds the hearts of our loved ones in his or her hands; our animal friends need that love and caring to help them. Having an interest and background in science helps, too.
Winus the dog was actually christened “Linus,” but you have to say that in preschooler-speak. Thus, Winus it is, and will always be.
“There’s a wolf a-howling on the tundra. He’s calling to his mate on the tundra. I hear him call; I see his paw. The wolf is howling on the tundra. (hooooooooooowl).”
The kids are back in school and fall sports are underway. My own children having been playing soccer for as long as I can remember, and I’ve enjoyed watching them develop as players. Until recently I didn’t think beyond providing them with proper shoes, clothes, a full water bottle and a healthy postgame snack. But as the kids get older, sports nutrition becomes more of a prominent thought in my head and in their game.
Safe Sitter class will be held 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.
Is lack of sleep keeping you from having good mental health? Or does poor mental health keep you up at night? Those are the among the questions researchers have been looking at in recent years.
Children’s Home Society of Walla Walla will host a volunteer parent aide training class, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 1, at the agency’s office, 1612 Penny Lane.
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