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.
“I have a curiosity about the past. Besides their names, what we are interested in is finding out more about our ancestors and relatives. It’s about fleshing out your genealogy and finding out the stories of your own people,” said Rick Benn, an organizer for the Walla Walla FamilySearch Center’s second free annual family history seminar A Knitting Together of Generations.
In addition to learning methods or argumentation and critical thinking, participants in the Ethics Bowl also learned on a personal and team level.
“As a government employee, Ben felt compelled to ante up the fee, rather than risk being caught making moonshine.”
The students are seeking informational brochures, pamphlets, pictures, nonperishable products unique to the area, leaves from native plants, small rocks or shells or other small items.
Kathleen Gilmore will offer a free Autism 101 seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 at Jacobi’s Café, 416 N. Second Ave. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association for autism awareness month in April.
Walla Walla High School’s Agriculture program will host its annual Farm Days 2014 when first-graders in the district visit the Wa-Hi farm Thursday.
Parenting Teens Together, a confidential support group for parents of teens,will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the YMCA board room, 340 S. Park St.
Ned Shafer, former YMCA director, will be honored at 2:30 p.m. April 27 in the main gym at the Y, 340 S. Park St.
Tour of Walla Walla Kids’ Races and Bike Rodeo will wheel into downtown on Saturday. Registration is from 9:45-10:55 a.m. and the Bike Rodeo will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
It’s all about the trees, in which Walla Walla is awash. Recognition for the plethora comes from Arbor Day Foundation, which named Walla Walla a Tree City USA.