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.
Orlin and LaVonne Hansen of Milton-Freewater participated in a four-day Honor Flight in late September out of Portland to Washington, D.C. They reported that one person from Hawaii, 25 Eastern Oregon and 24 Western Oregon World War II veterans and their guardians met for a dinner and orientation on Sept. 18. Each veteran received a World War II cap, name tag and Honor Flight bag and blue T-shirt. Guardians received T-shirts identifying their role, too.
Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter reported that the Farm-to-School Program received a windfall of funding that it will be able to apply toward equipment to support its school garden projects.
Seventy-one Walla Walla County Fair blue ribbon exhibits and 10 youths from the Walla Walla County 4-H program went on to participate in the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, according to Brenda Bryce, 4-H program coordinator in Walla Walla County. They came away with some winners.
Donations of 14,803 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes tallied a new record for the annual project that benefits needy children in 130 countries worldwide.
More than 50 people were in the house — including Valley Transit employees and members of Amalgamated Transit Union Local 757, who enjoyed The Sage Brothers performance Nov. 23 at the YWCA.
How amazing are the threads of life in the valley that connect us? A recent column item on Bruce McCaw of Touchet’s family ties to Brig. Gen. Walter Drew McCaw for whom the World War II-era McCaw Hospital in Walla Walla was named offers another connection through Walla Wallan Susan Queen.
It’s already time to be thinking about decking our halls for the holidays.
Ahhhhhh, the idyllic times of our youth, paddling about, riding bikes and exploring in Mill Creek on hot summer days. Such remembrances of playtime in the channel continue to trickle in.
It’s hard to keep up with the Walla Walla High School Debate team once it gets rolling. They already have three competitions under their belts this fall.
The American Wranglers Junior Horsemen, youth members of the Walla Walla Valley Horsemen, presented a donation of $4,273.65 to Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center’s Special Needs Fund on Oct. 24.