The Weekly


Weathervine - Vineyard focus on spurs at the moment

The major weather story this week is a tale of two countries: Winter continues its brutal and unrelenting assault on the eastern half of our nation, while folks here in the West bask in bright sunshine and unusual warmth.

Etc - Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse crowned

Crowned queen, Natalie Parsons will serve on the Milton-Freewater Pioneer Posse royalty court with princesses Karissa Stubblefield and Oceane Schreier as they represent Milton-Freewater at events throughout Northeast Oregon and Southeast Washington. Their coronation was Feb. 7 at the Milton Freewater Community Center.

Etc - Girls to delve into science via Great Explorations program

How can a girl go wrong with topics like Getting Cheeky, Transformers are Real, Snakes for Supper, The Telltale Heart, Bugs-R-Us and Give it a Shot at the upcoming science, technology, engineering and math adventure?

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Fat Cat’s still purring along at 25

The popular Main Street tavern will raise a mug to its 25th anniversary on Feb. 28.

Hagar - Research revises previous views on carbs and diabetes

An article published at CBS News and other places quoted a study published in the December issue of the journal Diabetes that said high blood sugar may slow brain growth in children with T1D — type 1 diabetes.

Column: Well-behaved dogs allowed to fly

Several months ago I heard a news report about a blind man and his guide dog being removed from an airplane, after the crew stated the dog was disruptive. I don’t know the full situation, but would like to make a few comments.

Tickets on sale for Pendleton Underground live event

PENDLETON — Tickets are on sale now for the annual Pendleton Underground Tours Comes to Life fundraiser event, to be held May 16.

Spelling bee set for March 28 in Walla Walla

Ready, set, spell! Altrusa International of Walla Walla will host its annual Spelling Bee for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students on March 28.

Service people - 2/10/15

Graduated: Army Pvt. Abraham Sanchez from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Etc: Lillie Rice Center lays plans for annual Chocolate Festival

Lillie Rice Center is cooking up its third annual Chocolate Festival on March 7 in the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center Explorer ballroom, and hopes you will reserve the date.

Workshop to discuss teen health concerns

Garrison Middle School will host a Moms’ Network parent workshop on Wednesday. Dr. Trent Rogers of the Walla Walla Clinic will share information with parents about current local health concerns, and will lead a discussion about teen health.

Etc: Father-Daughter Valentine Ball registration underway

One of the hottest tickets of the season is the annual Father-Daughter Valentine Ball, making preregistration a must.

Milton-Freewater Chamber survey seeks input on business event

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Milton-Freewater Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the annual Business and Community Showcase in March. The event provides business professionals and the public with an opportunity for marketing and networking.