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Annie Charnley Eveland

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Etc - School retirees group to meet at SEA-TECH

Legislators and group goals are on the agenda when members of the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association meet for lunch at noon on Monday in the SEA-TECH Skills Center, 525 Campus Loop, on the Walla Walla Community College campus.

Etc - Wa-Hi students share AVID enthusiasm with Exchange Club

Walla Walla High School juniors Yasmeen Flores and Hunter Swopes are enthusiastic about their experiences with the Advancement Via Individual Determination program.

Etc - 'Bootcamp' participants donate school supplies

While participants in Walla Walla High School teachers Marc Yonts’ and Scott Tibbling’s The Cardio Strength Bootcamp program worked out, they also donated school supplies for students in the Walla Walla School District.

Etc - Umatilla County Extension official visits Lebanon

Umatilla County Extension Agent Clive Kaiser visited Lebanon for two weeks in March, sponsored by the USAID Farmer to Farmer Program to work with cherry growers there. He talked about his experience during a presentation to members of Milton-Freewater Rotary Club recently.

Etc - Area students on UW dean's list

Students from within the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin circulation area made the 2015 spring quarter dean’s list at the University of Washington:

Etc - Area business raise donations for food banks

Several businesses in Southeast Washington are teaming through the end of October to benefit area food banks through the Food Bank–Food Drive.

Etc - Area students graduate from UW

Students from the Walla Walla area who graduated with bachelor’s degrees from the University of Washington in June include:

Etc - Take Back Weekend a 'smashing success'

Wowee. If you ask, they will come. And boy did they for the Prescription Drug Take Back Weekend.

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Etc - Waitsburg 4-H 'fairs' well in 1st year

Started by first-time leader Lisa Morrow in Waitsburg, the new group kicked off with three local kids. “I started the 4-H club so I’d have something to learn and do with my son, Jasper,” Lisa said. “I never dreamed that the experiences and memories I would encounter would be so rewarding.”

Etc - Area stitchers celebrate donation milestone

From Southeast Washington and Northeast Oregon springs a pool of passionate sewers who, since they started in 2011, have managed to produce 12,000 simple dresses for young African girls in need.

Etc: 5k walk and run to benefit Blue Mountain Heart to Heart

The third annual Mary Hanna Memorial AIDS 5K Walk & Run will welcome runners, walkers, strollers and rollers on Oct. 17 in honor of the late Mary Hanna.

Etc: Registrations accepted for youth and government program

The YMCA Community Center for Youth is taking registrations for its 2015 Youth & Government program for eighth through 12th-graders in this area, according to an item in the school district online newsletter.

Etc - Golf fundraiser collects more than $8,000 for cancer center

Local cancer patients will benefit from proceeds raised during the recent Golf for the Cause women’s tournament at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Etc - 2nd Parents' Prom Masquerade dance coming up

The second annual Parents’ Prom Masquerade dance to raise funds for a playground at the Milton-Freewater Community Building will be from 6-10 p.m. Saturday.

Etc - Walla Wallan to celebrate 104th birthday

I’d wager there are few folks out there who can say they’ve reached five score and four years. Yet Elsie German of Walla Walla is one. She will celebrate her 104th birthday on Thursday.

Etc - Famous western actor had interest in WW TV station

An August feature story headlined “Historical perspective — Walla Walla-paloozas nothing new,” touched off a childhood memory for Walla Wallan Richard Hoffman. In the article, colleague Terry McConn wrote about famous people who’d visited the area as a reminder that the recent Gentlemen of the Road stopover tour was far from the first big thing to play here.

Etc - Parenting Wisely classes offered at Wa-Hi

W2 for Drug Free Youth, Educational Service District 123 and Walla Walla Public Schools are sponsoring Parenting Wisely sessions in October at Walla Walla High School.

Etc - Daughters of American Revolution to host open house

Should you be wondering if there are revolutionary patriots in your family tree, the opportunity to learn more exists through an upcoming open house hosted by members of Daughters of the American Revolution. The gathering will be from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Oct. 17 in the meeting room at Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road.

Etc: Fire district auxiliary plans breakfast fundraiser

Walla Walla County Fire District 4 Auxiliary will host a flapjack fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. Oct. 10 at Applebee’s, 1604 Plaza Way, according to auxiliary President Ron Ayres, who is also retired chief for Fire District 4.

Etc: Walk/run fundraiser a success for club

One-hundred fourteen participants showed up when Milton-Freewater Kiwanis Club hosted a Color Me Freedom 5K Walk/Run in mid-summer at Yantis Park.

Etc: Camp Fire plans breakfast fundraiser

Camp Fire Walla Walla’s upcoming breakfast fundraiser will help further its mission to make programs available to all children, regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Etc: Mr. Whitman contest approaches

Eight male contestants will soon vie for the Mr. Whitman title, sponsored by Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.

Etc: Tour fundraiser a rousing success for Hospice

What happens when you mix 10 water features and gardens belonging to area residents with 43 event volunteers and five other behind-the-scenes helpers, a worthy cause and nearly 400 tickets sold at $20 apiece?

Etc: Young bridge players trump national competitors for win

Passionate about bridge, regular players Claire Valente and husband Barry Balof met at a Youth North American Bridge championship.

Etc: Retired Marine Corps aviators to gather in Walla Walla

Oooh-rah! Expect the Marines to land ­— 15 altogether from around the nation — when Larry and Karen Adams of Walla Walla host a gathering in the Walla Walla Valley in early October. Support troops include spouses along for the weekend.

Etc: Center at the Park to recreate menu from Oasis

Before it closed its doors in 2013, in its heyday Oasis Restaurant at Stateline was a destination for some mighty fine eatin’.

Etc: Walla Walla student wins academic distinction at Bates College

Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, named Gregg Heller to the dean’s list for the semester ending in April 2015.

Etc: Walla Walla woman receives Democrats' statewide award

A Walla Walla woman was honored during the Washington State Democrats’ 22nd annual Warren Grant Magnuson “Maggie” Awards banquet on Sept. 19 following the fall Washington State Democratic Central Committee meeting. For the first time in the banquet’s history, the Magnuson dinner was hosted east of the Cascades, in the Wenatchee Convention Center.

Etc: Special sale planned at hospital gift shop

Special reduced prices will be attached to items at the Providence St. Mary Medical Center Gift Shop in the hospital lobby from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

Etc - Exchange Club names new board officers

Exchange Club of Walla Walla has a new slate of board officers and directors for 2015-16.

Etc - Girl Scouts plant maple tree in Pioneer Park

Members of local Girl Scout Troop 3717 raised funds and donated a maple tree to Pioneer Park.

Etc - Participants raise $33,000 for Alzheimer’s research

Participants could choose to join the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s because they have the disease or dementia, because they lost a loved one to the disease, because they support or care for someone with Alzheimer’s or to support the aim to make the world free from Alzheimer’s.

Etc - It's Square Dance Week

It’s Square Dance Week in the state of Washington — Monday through Sunday — according to Brenda Putnam of College Place who wrote to alert readers to its benefits.

Etc - Whitman grad's memoir proceeds to go to theatre

Proceeds from the sale of Whitman College Class of 1975 alumna Mary Zoe Dimock Niklas’ “Driving in the Dark: A Childhood Memoir” will go to the college’s Harper Joy Theatre Costume Department.

Etc - United Way to use area art in campaign again

By popular vote from area residents, United Way of Walla Walla County has a field of seven top artworks that will be reproduced as campaign material in thank you cards and posters as part of the 2015 Be the ONE campaign.

Etc - Visiting Writers compilation much longer than reported

An item in Etcetera on Sunday gave short shrift to a new paperback edited by professor Katrina C. Roberts, “Because You Asked: A Book of Answers on the Art and Craft of the Writing Life.” Especially as the book is 400 pages rather than the 80 pages previously reported. Its contents are derived from the more than 15 years Katrina has curated the fascinating Visiting Writers Reading Series at Whitman College.

Etc - Wa-Hi class of '65 reunion set for Friday

Walla Walla High School Class of 1965’s 50th reunion will be 6 p.m. Friday at Mill Creek Brew Pub and for dinner Saturday at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Etc - Got old stuff? Need a shot? Take care of it during Take Back weekend

From old drugs, cell phones, computers and bicycles you’d like to shed to personal documents you’d like to shred and that flu shot you might dread, there’s something for everyone at this multiple-option Take Back weekend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26-27.

Etc - Area schools band together to create entrepreneurial contest

Budding entrepreneurs attempt to make their dreams come true in the reality TV show “Shark Tank” by pitching their ideas to the “sharks,” five leaders in industry who’ve turned their dreams into booming empires.

Etc - Butoh dancers to perform in Seattle

Fans of contemporary butoh-style movement may consider catching “Umusuna: Memories Before History” by world-famous Sankai Juku dancers when they perform North America premiere performances Oct. 1-3 at Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, as part of the University of Washington’s World Dance Series in Seattle.

Etc - School district wins award for fair exhibit

Washington State Fairs Commissioner James Beck presented the Black and White Award on Sept. 5 to the Educational Building and Exhibit at the Walla Walla County Fair, according to the school district online newsletter.

Etc - Frenchtown Historical Foundation plans for rendezvous Saturday

Descendants and friends of the area known as Frenchtown will rendezvous from 1-5 p.m. Saturday at Frenchtown Hall in Lowden, just behind L’Ecole No 41 winery.

Etc: NAMI chapter plans slate of events

National Alliance on Mental Illness Walla Walla chapter will offer several activities.

Etc: Milton-Freewater Rotary Club to hold Base of the Blues Bash

Milton-Freewater Rotary Club’s annual Base of the Blues Bash will be Sept. 26 Saturday at the Milton-Freewater Armory, 149 S. Main St.

Etc - School district names behavior specialist

A 15-year special education teacher, Barbara Casey will apply her years of classroom experience to support colleagues district wide to better serve students with challenging behaviors, the school district online newsletter reported.

Etc - WW school district hands out staff achievement grants

Nominated and chosen by Walla Walla School District teachers and support staff, several folks recently received $1,500 Staff Achievement Grant stipends and five days of paid release time for professional growth activities.

Etc - Whitman English professor releases anthology

Katrina C. Roberts thrives on the written word. An eloquent author herself, she’s spent more than 15 years curating and crafting the thoughts of established and emerging writers who have spoken at the annual Visiting Writers Reading Series she directs at Whitman College.

Etc - Walla Walla man entering 10th decade still going strong

It’s full steam ahead for retired area businessman Carroll Adams, who will observe his centenarianhood with friends, family, former customers and neighbors at a “y’all come” birthday open house from 2-4 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Walla Walla Country Club.

Etc - Wa-Hi student makes national scholarship semis

Ryan W. Manny from Walla Walla High School made the semifinalist list for the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Etc - School district names bilingual coordinator

A longtime dual language teacher at Sharpstein Elementary, Angélica Pedroza strives to assist students in learning English and becoming academically successful.