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Etc: AAUW book sale comes to Fourth of July in the Park

There’s nothing like reading in the summer months when taking time off from school and work. Even on staycations readers can travel abroad and have adventures between the covers of a good tome.

Etc: Camp Fire takes up Disney theme

In Camp Fire’s second week of Super Summer! day camp, the group’s outdoor activities focused on a Disney theme. Campers could participate in such activities as dragon-slayer relays, excavate frozen hands with jewels hidden inside and have a fancy party in a fantastic wonderland. See bit.ly/1Rx9MS6 for details.

Service people - 6/30/15

Service people - 6/30/15

Etc: Wa-Hi Latino Club wins acclaim

Walla Walla High School Latino Club students received recognition in late May for exceptional dedication to the community and personal achievements in the past few years, said adviser Bill Erickson in a release.

Column: Granddaughter’s driving ambition brings back memories

Well, dear reader friends, another year in my most pleasant pastime as a retiree volunteer at the school where I was formerly employed as an elementary/junior high music specialist has crested the hill and disappeared into the waning sunset.

Etc: Theater skits focus on youths' concerns

Working in tandem with state organization Youth N Action, Lincoln and Walla Walla high school students identified and developed forum theater skits based on the concerns of local youths.

AARP Driver Safety course offered in July

AARP Driver Safety is offering its Smart Driver Course at 1 p.m. on July 16 and 17, at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave. Call 509-522-2424 to RSVP.

Etc: Local photographer's work to be shown in Seattle

Images local photographer Donna Lasater submitted to the Washington State Convention Center in downtown Seattle will be open to public viewing from July 10 through late December.

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Column: Spice up your salad with new ingredients

Summer has arrived, and with it, the familiar elements of the season: kids out of school, hot days and hot nights. With evening temperatures lingering in the 90s and beyond, my house is much too muggy to consider turning on the oven to make dinner.

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Walla Walla Improv Camp participants get their act together

Communicate; improvise; get creative.

Etc - Rotarian presents video on Mt. Rushmore trip

Dr. Mike Garton and family took off from Chicago and headed to the hills last summer. The Black Hills of western South Dakota and Wyoming, to be exact. While in South Dakota, they visited Mount Rushmore, near Keystone, and Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer County.

Etc - DeSales pitcher throws strikes for charity, $1,500 worth

Every strike DeSales High School baseball pitcher Cameron Richman fired off the mound during the spring season resulted in donations to his K’s for Cancer fundraiser.

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Etc - WW man Broadway bound with new musical, ‘Amazing Grace’

Formerly with Shakespeare Walla Walla, Brad Willcuts is now working on the musical “Amazing Grace” in New York City. It is set to preview on June 25 at Nederlander Theatre and open there on July 16. A trailer for the stage show promotes “Amazing Grace,” stating “The song the world knows. The story it doesn’t.”

Vet Views - Temperature, lighting key for health of scaly reptiles

Reptiles, such as snakes, geckos and turtles, are becoming increasingly popular as pets, as they can be kept in generally small spaces and are very interesting. They are often purchased for children, since the animals are educational and a good introduction to caring for diverse species.

Etc - Battle of the Badge nets $20,000 for charities

This year’s Battle of the Badge on May 30 brought in approximately $20,000 at Borleske Stadium during the third annual baseball game between local firefighters and law enforcement to benefit community charities.

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