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Annie Charnley Eveland

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City honors Walla Walla teacher with civic award

The city of Walla Walla proclaimed Nov. 9 David Parodi Day and honored its namesake with a recent civic award.

Etc: Trio named Frontier Days royalty

The 2016 Walla Walla Frontier Days Royalty was selected in late September after a day of riding, interviews, modeling and speeches, according to a release from Cindy Granger.

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Etc: Walla Walla woman’s fabric art focus of Houston exhibit

A sewing machine is not just a sewing machine any more. That’s because the user must become familiar the software some are equipped with.

Etc - Couple donates sculptures to Ft. Walla Walla Museum

Longtime Fort Walla Walla Museum supporters Norm and Virginia McKibben recently downsized their home, leaving them with inadequate room to display their collection of artwork. So they decided to give 13 of their David Manuel bronzes to the museum.

Etc - New to Paris, mother, daughter avoid terrorist attacks

When Chloe Salemme, 21, and mother Lisa Salemme of Walla Walla headed to Paris on Nov. 6 they had no idea they’d be anywhere near a terrorist attack.

Etc: Wa-Hi cadet wins monthly honor

Walla Walla High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Blue Devils Cadet Battalion named Cadet Pvt. 1st Class Sonja Steinle as its Cadet of the Month for October.

Etc - Helpline says it needs cold-weather supplies

As temperatures decrease the need magnifies for blankets and clothing to aid homeless and indigent individuals and families in the community. Liz McDevitt with Helpline said the nonprofit community service agency’s supply to help those in need is quite low.

Etc - Pheasants Forever members plant shrubs for habitat

Providing cover vegetation and habitat for upland game is an ongoing project for members of the Blue Mountain Chapter 258 Pheasants Forever.

Etc - Wa-Hi grad earns American Farmer Degree

Walla Walla High School Class of 2013 graduate Andy Zahl received an American Farmer Degree in October at the National FFA convention in Louisville, Ky.

Etc: Steelheaders to hold annual community meeting

Tri-State Steelheaders annual community meeting will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 in the Walla Walla Community College Water & Environmental Center.

Etc: School workers union chooses president

Classified Public School Employees Union of the Walla Walla School District elected Blue Ridge head custodian John Kiefel to serve as president. He will accept the gavel from current PSE President David Locken in December, according to the school district online newsletter. Serving with John are BJ Colvin, vice president; Catherine Fine, secretary; and Marianne O’Leary, treasurer.

Etc: Garrison club visits BMAC food distribution center

While on a field trip nine members of Garrison Middle School’s Garden Cooking Club visited the Blue Mountain Action Council Food Distribution Center after school on Nov. 10 to learn about Walla Walla’s food bank and help with the donated food. Together they sorted about 2,500 pounds of food and donated 110 pounds of squash harvested from Garrison’s garden.

Etc: Car club gives back via charitable donations

Walla Walla Cruisers, a local nonprofit car club, recently determined the list of charities and groups to which it will make donations.

Etc: Wa-Hi bands recognized with awards

They’re outstanding in their field: The Walla Walla High School Jazz and Marching bands received awards at recent events.

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Etc: Swedish vallhund takes to barn hunting like a pro

Lobo Robles eagerly awaits the release command from owner/trainer Jan Robles before zipping across the great room floor in their Walla Walla home. Hot in pursuit of a small circlet with her scent on it, he must distinguish it from canning jars and leather rings another person handled and scattered on the floor.

Auditions set for Tennessee Williams show

Auditions for Little Theatre of Walla Walla’s production of “The Glass Menagerie” will be there at 7 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Thursday meeting to focus on high school start times

The next public meeting to talk about a later school start will be at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Walla Walla High School Commons.

Etc - Survey will help community leaders develop youth programs

Peggy Needham, coordinator of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative, is seeking input for a survey she’s conducting for the W2 for Drug Free Youth Coalition that focuses on adult concerns about youths around the areas of substance use, depression and suicide.

Etc - Walla Walla teachers selected to state Social Studies Cadre

Walla Walla Public Schools educators Brad Ludwig and Jean Tobin have been selected to join the Washington State Social Studies Cadre, the school district online newsletter reports.

Etc - AAUW scholarship applications due Friday

Applications for educational scholarships are due by Nov. 20 to the Walla Walla Branch of American Association of University Women.

Etc - Wa-Hi jazz band named outstanding band at WSU fest

The Walla Walla High School Jazz Band has been named an outstanding band for the third straight year at the Washington State University Jazz Festival. The students worked hard under band teacher Andrew Ueckert.

Etc - Walla Wallan receives white coat at vet school

Daniel Prendiville of Walla Walla received his white coat at Lincoln Memorial University-College of Veterinary Medicine’s White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2019. The ceremony was held on the LMU main campus in Harrogate, Tenn.

Etc - Wa-Hi students earn all-state music honors

Several Walla Walla High School students have been selected to 2016 Washington All-State Honor Music Groups.

Etc - Retired state parks commish to address audubon society

Retired Washington State Parks and Recreation Commissioner and area ranger Gary Lentz will address a meeting of the Blue Mountain Audubon Society at 7 p.m. Nov. 19 in Room 157 at Olin Hall, on the Whitman College campus.

Etc - United Way receives $62,000 donation from trust

United Way of Walla Walla County received $62,000 that will support the well-being of youths in the county over the next decade, said Christy Lieuallen in a release.

Etc - Shoebox charity drive begins Monday

It’s almost time to collect the Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes that are packed with gifts and school supplies for children in Third World countries.

Etc - Mom's Network hosting meetings with Garrison Middle principal

It’s not all about the coffee and danish, but rather a new program starting this month where parents can meet and visit with Garrison Middle School Principal Robert Elizondo. The Moms’ Network is hosting the monthly gatherings during the school year so all parents and guardians can learn more about the school, resources available to students and parents, after-school programs and meet other staff members.

Etc - Milton-Freewater Rotary wins service award

Milton-Freewater Rotary Club welcomed Cheryl York and Gina Hartzheim, executive director and president, respectively, of the Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce, and Susan Dohrmann, a Chamber Ambassador, at a recent meeting.

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Etc - WWII veteran: From frozen Alaska to fiery Iwo Jima shores

Area native Don Hall’s military service capped both ends of World War II and swung from an extreme bitter-cold northern winter to the heat of battle on a tropical island south of Japan.

Etc: Group plans habitat planting for Saturday

Members of the Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever chapter and volunteers will undertake a habitat planting at 1716 Stovall Road at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Etc: Science night draws hundreds to school

Close to 300 students and parents jammed the Berney Elementary School gym for an Elementary Science Night hosted by the Whitman College Science Outreach program on a recent Thursday.

Etc - Police Department to participate in No-Shave November again

The Web-based nonprofit group No-Shave November works to increase awareness about cancer and raises supportive funds that go toward preventing the disease, saving lives, funding research, educating and aiding those fighting the battle, according to a release.

Etc - Blue Mountain Heart 2 Heart fundraising nears milestone

The Blue Mountain Heart to Heart Dinner for Friends with Friends event is approaching $19,000 in revenue so far and two late parties at the end of October are expected to bump that number past $20,000 in the final tally, the BMH2H newsletter reports.

Etc - Helpline puts out call for winter clothing, blankets

Hey, baby, it’s cold out there and the perfect time to donate warm clothing and blankets to Helpline’s annual drive.

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Etc - Scout’s efforts bloom into Eagle Scout honors

A flower by any other name could be a harmful weed. Boy Scout Troop 312 member Brendan Smith took on a mass of invasive irises in a local park to earn Eagle Scout honors. His Court of Honor was Thursday in the College Place Lions Clubhouse.

Etc: Area lawmaker wins acclaim from cities group

One of six honorees, Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, is the sole Eastern Washington legislator to be honored as an Overall City Champion by the Association of Washington Cities.

Etc: Sweets season ticket holder wins trip to Mariners spring training

Walla Walla Sweets baseball season ticket holders had the chance to win a trip for four to Seattle Mariners spring training in Arizona, according to a release.

Etc: Walla Walla student named to Biola dean's list

Walla Wallan Zane Henderson in October made Biola University’s spring 2015 dean’s list for academic excellence, according to a release sent Tuesday.

Variety of activities available at senior center

Whether you call it the Walla Walla Senior Citizens Center or The Center at the Park, this facility at 720 Sprague Ave. in Jefferson Park offers a broad variety of social, vocational and recreational activities and services to those in the community who are 50 and older.

Etc: Ceremony to celebrate new pickleball courts

A dedication ceremony for the new Pioneer Park Pickleball Courts will be at the Park Garden Center at noon Thursday, said organizer Nancy Kress. A potluck lunch will follow.

Etc: Court of honor planned for Eagle Scout

A court of honor on Thursday for Brendan Smith, a member of the College Place Lions-sponsored Boy Scout Troop 312, culminates all his hard work to earn his Eagle Scout Award. The ceremony will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the College Place Lions Clubhouse at Eighth and Larch streets.

Etc - Sale slated to support service league

A Christmas showcase in support of the Providence St. Mary Service League will feature a variety of holiday gifts such as Willow Tree, jewelry, scarves, accessories, giftware, ornaments, religious items, stockings and toys.

Etc - Catholic Daughters plan fundraiser for homeless veterans

A Catholic Daughters of the Americas-sponsored luncheon and silent auction at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 will support housing for homeless veterans and families, according to a release from Catholic Charities Walla Walla. It will be at St. Francis Catholic Church Parish Hall, 722 W. Alder St.

Etc - WSU, state pen collaborate to track butterflies

Washington State University, in association with the Washington State Penitentiary, in spring 2012 established a long-term research program to identify migration routes and biology of monarch butterflies in the Pacific Northwest.

Etc - Veterans Day parade planned for downtown

At 11 a.m. on Nov. 11 there will be a Veterans Day parade in downtown Walla Walla.

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Etc - Talent show, auction raise funds for playground equipment

More than 350 people came to Milton-Stateline Adventist School’s talent show and silent auction fundraiser on Oct. 24, Barbara Lepiane emailed.

Etc. - Correction

The couple’s wedding is planned for July 17, 2016.

Etc. - Garrison Night School adult classes begin Nov. 23

Registration for English classes in ESL levels 1-4, a computer class and first aid/CPR will be this month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Garrison Middle School, 906 Chase Ave.

Etc. - Slideshow of historic images to highlight NARFE meeting

The presentation will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the College Place Lions Clubhouse.

Etc - Residents court pickleball. Ta da! Play nearly ready at Pioneer Park

What a pickle! In a good way, of course: Walla Walla now sports six pickleball courts at Pioneer Park courtesy of Pickleball in the Park 2015 fundraising and building efforts.