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.
Members of Integrity Rebekah Lodge 175 gathered in mid-November at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall, 209 N. Main St., Milton-Freewater, for their annual year-end celebration dinner.
The fondness for Walla Walla Chris Garrett of Tacoma developed while a Whitman College student brought him back to town five years ago as executive director of Providence St. Mary Foundation.
AFS Exchange host families, guests and volunteers had a blast when exchange students in the Walla Walla Valley informed, entertained and expanded their horizons with presentations during an international dessert evening Nov. 22 in the Walla Walla Regional Airport terminal conference room.
McCurley and Russ Dean RV dealerships presented a $40,710 donation check to area food banks, including Blue Mountain Action Council, to pay for 41,000 pounds of food purchased from Yoke’s Fresh Market by the dealers.
It’s silver anniversary time for PEO Chapter EV in Milton-Freewater.
Dayton Elementary second- and third-grade teacher Ginger Bryan is on a mission to raise funds for a special classroom investment.
Collaborators from Walla Walla Orthodontics, Blue Mountain Action Council Food Bank and Coats for Kids want to help keep kids of all ages warm and fed this winter with donations of new coats, hats, mittens, gloves and food.
The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance in Walla Walla is hosting a bowling fundraiser from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Bowlaway Lanes, 411 Ash St. Half of the regular price for the games bowled will benefit the DBSA. For more details about the group, see www.dbsawallawalla.org.
A used book sale open to the community will raise funds to aid longtime para-educator Tracy Longmire and family with expenses related to her treatment for breast cancer.
Members of the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons of Oregon Milton Lodge 96 will host an installation of officers, open to the community, at 4 p.m. Saturday in the lodge hall, 210 S.W. Second Ave., Milton-Freewater.