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Annie Charnley Eveland

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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.

Etc - Pioneer Fall Festival set for Sunday

Waitsburg’s Pioneer Fall Festival will hold forth at Bruce Mansion, 318 Main St., from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Waitsburg Historical Society hosts the event where visitors can explore pioneer life

Etc - Walla Wallan cyclist completes ride 24-hour ride to Canada

A smile on his face despite the fatigue, Walla Wallan Clint Froke rode from Walla Walla to the Canadian border to raise proceeds for the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Special Needs Fund. He made it within his 24-hour goal on Sept. 12.

Etc: Volleyball team puts emphasis on breast cancer

Pink will be the hue of choice when students and parents involved in the Walla Walla High School Volleyball Program host a series of activities and events to raise awareness for breast cancer, according to the school district online newsletter.

Etc: Repairs, helmet giveaways set at Walla Walla schools

Kids will be able to get their bicycles in ride-worthy condition through a new program being launched this fall by Walla Walla Area Crime Watch.

Etc: Youngster seeking postcards for school challenge

Walla Wallan John Fouts’ 8-year-old granddaughter Kyndra Hallauer wants to hear from readers. The third-grader at St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Spokane is participating in her class Postcard Challenge.

Etc: Prescott Community Club plans breakfast fundraiser

Prescott Community Club will host an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser from 8-11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday September 19-20 at Prescott Lions Hall, 101 S. D St.

Etc: Krikman House wins state grant

The state of Washington awarded Kirkman House Museum, 214 N. Colville St., a $10,803 Heritage Capital Project grant.

Etc: Dozens turn out for female athlete gathering

A recent rendezvous of women involved years ago in high school sports in Walla Walla bore fruit in a couple of ways.

Etc: What’s the buzz? Ex-WW man studies insect acoustic communication

As Merksamer professor of neurobiology and behavior at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., former Walla Wallan Ronald R. Hoy is quite involved in work at his Hoy laboratory, according to friend Don Gilman.

Etc: Fort Walla Walla Museum lays plans for fall

Fort Walla Walla Museum, 755 Myra Road, has a variety of events and activities to keep on your radar this fall.

Etc: Latino Club recognizes member accomplishments

Walla Walla High School Latino Club “ADELANTARSE” scholarships recognize club members who have shown exceptional effort in their quest for higher education.

Etc: VFW scholarship essay contest underway

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 992 and Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring the 2015/2016 scholarship essay contests.

Etc - WSSRA representative to address local members

Peter Diedrick, Washington State School Retirees Association legislative coordinator, and Fred Yancey of The Nexus Group will address local members of the Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association at its first luncheon meeting of the 2015-2016 school year.

Etc - Milton-Freewater Rotary adds new fellows

The number of Paul Harris Fellows in the Milton-Freewater Rotary Club increased to 53 with the addition of newly named fellows Jim Stanton and Kim Rogers. They each donated $1,000 to Rotary Foundation. Their award presentations were made during a recent Milton-Freewater Rotary Club meeting.

Etc - Area students find their place at SEA-TECH

Two local young men gained additional training while attending additional courses on the Walla Walla Community College campus.

Etc - Church to hold Blue Mass Wednesday

A Blue Mass in honor of St. Michael the Archangel, patron of all emergency responders, will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 408 W. Poplar St.

Etc - Milton-Freewater city planner gives talk to Rotary Club

Ever wonder what makes a community strong and run smoothly? Gina Hartzheim, city planner with the city of Milton-Freewater since 1993, talked about it during a presentation at Milton-Freewater Rotary Club.

Etc - Milton-Freewater senior center to host 'Snow on the Mountain' fundraiser

Milton-Freewater Neighborhood Senior Center will host a Snow on the Mountain build-it-yourself meal from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 24 at the center, 311 N. Main St., across from Terry’s OK Tires.