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Regional TV shows bring back memories

Children on the west side of Washington, me included, grew up in the 1950s-’70s with a plethora of Seattle-Tacoma-area kids’ shows with such personalities as Julius Pierpont “J.P.” Patches, whose fans were Patches Pals, Buttons and his Buddies, Captain Puget, King’s Clubhouse with Stan Boreson and bassets No Mo Shun and Tallulah, Brakeman Bill’s Cartoons and Crazy Donkey, Romper Room, Ranger Charlie’s Kids Club, Sheriff Shot Badly, Sheriff Tex, Penny & Her Pals, Captain Sea-Tac, Flash Blaidon and Wunda Wunda.

Bubbles & Baubles to benefit Moms’ Network

WALLA WALLA — The Moms’ Network will host Bubbles & Baubles, an evening of food, bubbly, live music and beautiful jewels, 7 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sapolil Cellars, 15 E. Main St. The event is a fundraiser for the group.

Dam safety group awards scholarships

The Association of State Dam Safety Officials selected Jamie Lynn Bond as one of two recipients of its $5,000 Senior Undergraduate scholarships.

Registration closes soon for fall youth soccer

WALLA WALLA — Late applications for the City of Walla Walla Parks & Recreation fall youth soccer are still available, but to be guaranteed a spot players must be registered by Sunday.

Two scholarships awarded in memory of late former sheriff

Walla Walla Wagon Wheelers awarded two J. Michael Humphreys scholarships for 2014.

Co-ed softball tourney seeks teams to compete

MILTON-FREEWATER — Applications are now available for the Muddy Frogwater Co-Ed 2 pitch Slow Pitch Tournament.

Rules of morality freeing, not limiting

July’s backpack contains the right stuff. As with so many philosophical discussions, the right stuff is a perplexing load to haul. If the pack is carried one way, it is burdensome; when it is worn another way, liberating. This month’s philosophy is anything but trendy. It is not fashionable, but the right stuff rarely is.

Walla Walla seeks input on swimming pool options

WALLA WALLA — The city of Walla Walla would like feedback from residents on options for a community swimming pool. A survey available at the city’s Open City Hall website allows responders to report on what they desire for a pool, and what they are willing to support.

Class for first-time homebuyers next week

WALLA WALLA — An informational class for first-time homebuyers will be held July 31 at 6:30 p.m. at Home Loan Center, 1 E. Main St. The free class will cover topics such as finances, loans, house-hunting and closing.

Horse show at fairgrounds to benefit cancer patients

WALLA WALLA — The American Wrangler Jr. Horsemen and the Walla Walla Valley Horsemen Association will present the fourth annual Pink Ribbon Classic Cancer Benefit Horse Show at the Walla Walla Fairgrounds Expo Building, 363 Orchard St., 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Fresh summer flavors create meal to savor

Summertime calls people to the open road and brings distant families together. This month, every weekend brings a different visiting relative to our home. Not one for going out for meals, except on the rare occasion, I want to make some fresh, yummy and impressive meals for our visitors, without spending hours in the kitchen and heating up the house.

Christmas in July food drive takes place Friday

WALLA WALLA — During summer, food banks experience an increased need in food distributions. Positive Life Radio’s annual Christmas in July food drive works to fill that shortfall. Locally, the drive will be held noon-6 p.m. Friday at Super One Foods, 710 S. Ninth Ave.

Vendors sought for veterans’ fundraiser

WALLA WALLA — Organizers of the Veteran Outward Bound Program fundraiser to be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 10 at Park Plaza, 1400 Dalles Military Road, seek vendors for the activity. The program for the community will also feature music, games for all ages and food. It will be held outdoors at the Park Plaza facility.

Aviary fundraisers bring in cash for rebuilding project

The Friends of Pioneer Park Aviary raised close to $85,000 to help rebuild the aviary in Pioneer Park, according to a report by KVEW TV.

Nutrition implicated in research into positive mental health

“You are what you eat!” My mother has always been famous for saying that line, and I have now made it part of my life as well. Proper nutrition is vital for mental and physical health.