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March’s messy, stinky backpack reminds us of what’s truly real

March’s backpack was left outside by accident, so it is pretty damp, fairly muddy and kind of stinky. Opening it hesitantly, we are a bit apprehensive about its contents knowing the papers are rain-damaged and most likely ruined.

Ducks Unlimited to hold banquet and auction April 5

Walla Walla Gun Club member Jimmie Brown wants to remind the community about Ducks Unlimited’s annual banquet and auction at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at the Assumption Catholic Church Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by an auction. Contact Jimmie at 509-529-1443 to get tickets, or more information.

What’s cookin’? Milton-Freewater school's future chefs contest a first

What do such gastronomic pleasures as tacos, pizza, cake and salsa have in common?

‘42’ shows the ways Jackie Robinson confronted racism

In the movie “42” I learned about racism and how it was in the past. It was very bad how black people were treated. Jackie Robinson was a tough baseball player. He ignored all the racist comments people were giving him. He was a strong guy and a good baseball player and was the first guy to break the color mark.

Grape guy flees Valley for Grapefruit League

The Walla Walla Valley enjoyed a delightful first weekend of spring under the benign influence of high pressure that brought generally fair skies and mild afternoon temperatures to the area.

Frost's poem offers a timely reminder

“How do I connect a ‘b’ to an ‘e’?” Summer’s voice jars me back to the present, and I look up with vacant eyes.

Folate can unlock door to greater focus

The human body is constantly surprising me — especially the brain. New research into the brain continues to inform my academic appetite and I can’t help but share it.

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Prolific volunteer always happy to lend a helping hand

WALLA WALLA — Terry McCoy has always directed his energy at aiding people who need help. His varied life experience bears this out, including stints as FEMA volunteer, children’s advocate and ombudsman for seniors.

Altrusta Spelling Bee details announced

The contest will be May 10 at Whitman College.

Exchange Club names four high-school students Youth of the Month

Two students from Lincoln and two from Alternative Education Program were honored.

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Waitsburg-Prescott students raise money for breast cancer awareness

The Cross Country athletes sold wristbands to raise the funds.

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Former first-grade sweethearts reteam to plan reunion

Daniel N. “Dan” Clark and Jerry Duff Taylor reconnected to bring about a reunion of fellow first-graders from the classes of 1947-1951.

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Sixteen-year-old a sweet gift to family

“God,” I screamed. “I am exhausted. I am crazy busy. I can’t do any more. If I’m supposed to do this, you’re going to have to show me in a big way. BIG. Do you understand, God?”

Junior Club exists to serve community

The popular club's members volunteer their time to raise funds for local individuals and organizations.

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Hard work by entire team helps farm run efficiently

At Welcome Table, farming is a team sport, and the players are back on the field.

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