The Weekly


Presentation at hospital to cover medication, services

“Making Medications Safer” will be presented by Leigh Moore, pharmacist, and Adventist Health Home Care Services, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Walla Walla General Hospital, 1025 S. Second Ave.

Trilogy to hold annual fun-run benefit on Sept. 12

Trilogy Recovery Community will hold its fifth annual “Run for Recovery” at 9 a.m. Sept. 12, starting from Trilogy, 515 W. Chestnut St. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Proceeds benefit Trilogy programs.

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Etc: Navigation honor bestowed on Mac-Hi grad

Glen Gibbons Jr., a 1965 McLoughlin Union High School graduate and son of Fran Gibbons of Milton-Freewater and the late Glen Gibbons, received a high honor this summer from the United Kingdom’s Royal Institute of Navigation.

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Author works to define end-of-life quality

I first heard about Katy Butler at a health-journalism conference in April. I’m embarrassed it took me that long.

How might West Nile affect your horses?

With the rise of West Nile cases throughout Southeast Washington this summer, many clients have been asking questions during their animals’ annual exams about what they should be doing to prevent this in their horses. So I thought, what better forum to provide insight about the disease than this newspaper column?

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Etc: Subjects of ‘Boy Meets Girl’ documentary wed in Dayton

While a student at the University of Texas El Paso, Jecoa Ross interviewed several people from our area for a documentary video he directed and produced on their transgender experiences, the coming-out process and social and economic aspects.

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Impact! hits Milton-Freewater

MILTON-FREEWATER — The Impact! Life Transitions Program helps people cope with changes and crises in their lives. Based at SonBridge Community Center, 1200 S.E. 12th St., College Place, the program is now making its healing presence felt in Milton-Freewater.

Watersheds have moisture in store for agriculture, other uses

Last month we talked about how nearly 90 percent of the city’s water comes from the Mill Creek Watershed east of town. Let’s take a look at what that term means. A watershed is not a building to house pumps and cover wells. And it is more than just the place where fish and wild animals live. A watershed is an area of land where all water running under it and flowing off of it, drains into a stream, channel, lake, reservoir or other body of water.

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Secondhand store gets pick-me-up

Grandma’s dishes, vinyl record albums and furniture with a lot of life left in it will be soon be on the move: Pickers Paradise, the shop full of vintage and collectible items has found a new home. The treasure trove of merchandise picked from containers, storage units and estate sales, currently at 37 W. Poplar St., will move to 84027 Highway 11, on the Oregon side.

Chinese an essential part of Walla Walla’s population from 1860s

The first Chinese to come to Walla Walla and the Pacific Northwest were part of the Idaho gold rush of the 1860s. Walla Walla was a major “jumping-off” place for men on their way to the mines, and was also a haven for those who came down from the mines for the winter.

Etc: Honour Project reaches out to Walla Walla-area veterans

Calling all veterans! Many in the Walla Walla Valley may already be aware of the Honour Project, a local collaboration between pilot Mark Small, his wife Kathleen Small and family and AMVETS Post 1111.

Going to the chapel: Merry, not harried, the name of the game

Preparing five people to participate in an out-of-town wedding provides ample opportunity for frustration.

Overabundance of squash more than one can bear

Make it stop. Oh, please, make it stop.

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For Walla Walla artist, it’s oil or nothing

Landscapes, seascapes and the pets you love. These are the subjects of the heartfelt paintings of local artist Joani Burnett.