The Weekly


Etc - Take Back Weekend a 'smashing success'

Wowee. If you ask, they will come. And boy did they for the Prescription Drug Take Back Weekend.

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Etc - Middle-school students learn about covered-wagon pioneering

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.

Column - Costs add up to store things 'forever'

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.

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Etc - Waitsburg 4-H 'fairs' well in 1st year

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.”

Etc - Area stitchers celebrate donation milestone

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.

Supplements, proper nutrition preserve health as pets age

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.”

Retired vet reflects on career

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.

Home Place - Dog days return with addition of Winus

Winus the dog was actually christened “Linus,” but you have to say that in preschooler-speak. Thus, Winus it is, and will always be.

Column: Travelers thirsty for more Alaskan adventures

“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).”

Help your young athletes raise their games with proper nutrition

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.

Walla Walla General Hospital to host Safe Sitter classes

Safe Sitter class will be held 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

Column: Mental problems nothing to lose sleep over

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.

Class to train participants to be volunteer parent aides

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.