Seattle native Annie Charnley Eveland is a copy editor and writer. She settled in Walla Walla in 1977 and joined the U-B news staff in 1979. Over time she wrote obituaries, news briefs, court news and feature stories. In 1990 she began writing the community column Etcetera, which started out as a weekly feature and has been daily for many years. Her passion is sharing news about people with the community. She's an avid reader and writes an occasional book column. She was promoted to copy editor in 2007. Another passion is being part of the editing team and doing page layout and design for the daily paper and Marquee, the weekly arts and entertainment magazine.
Friends of the Library of Walla Walla’s Media Madness fundraiser will offer a variety of lightly used DVDs, books on tape, books on CD, music CDs, hardback, paperback, children’s and coffee table books, decorative items and games for all ages.
The annual Walla Walla Elks Lodge 287 installation of officers often includes representatives and dignitaries from lodges in Seattle, Spokane, Moses Lake, Yakima and Tri-Cities. This year there were also nearly 100 lodge and community members, according to member Keith Burghardt. Local lodge Past Exalted Ruler Greg Heimgartner conducted the installation ceremony.
The April Harvest of the Month focus of the Farm-to-School program in Walla Walla Public Schools is lentils. The legumes, from the Palouse region, where organizers hold the annual National Lentil Festival, were dished up recently in school cafeterias.
Walla Walla Kay Raddatz gave herself quite the challenge: Track down seven fellow St. Paul Girl Scout Council troop members who went to an international encampment of 12,000 scouts in Idaho’s Farragut Wildlife area — 50 years before.
Looking back over nine decades, Walla Walla native Eleanor Kane said the accomplishment in which she is most proud was to establish and have an ongoing involvement in Blue Mountain Foundation.
The area could be swathed in blue attire if Garrison Middle School student Allison Wanichek has any influence.
Fundraising efforts for an upcoming production of SuitCase Dances resulted in a cache of $2,620, which organizer can use to run the performance in the black.
Collecting pennies — small change — added up for the Walla Walla Sunrise Rotary Pennies for Polio project held at several grade schools.
For demonstration as a student in good standing, Washington State University awarded Walla Wallan Carmen Pacheco a $2,000 Scott Family Scholarship Endowment in Communication and $1,500 through the Katie Knapp Whitworth Class of 1940 Scholarship.
After a season of auditions, the Walla Walla Choral Society selected Jeremy Mims and Rob Dennis as its new co-artistic directors for the 2014-2015 season.