In addition to learning methods or argumentation and critical thinking, participants in the Ethics Bowl also learned on a personal and team level.
“As a government employee, Ben felt compelled to ante up the fee, rather than risk being caught making moonshine.”
The students are seeking informational brochures, pamphlets, pictures, nonperishable products unique to the area, leaves from native plants, small rocks or shells or other small items.
Kathleen Gilmore will offer a free Autism 101 seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. April 23 at Jacobi’s Café, 416 N. Second Ave. The event is sponsored by the Eastern Washington Autism Spectrum Disorder Association for autism awareness month in April.
Walla Walla High School’s Agriculture program will host its annual Farm Days 2014 when first-graders in the district visit the Wa-Hi farm Thursday.
Parenting Teens Together, a confidential support group for parents of teens,will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the YMCA board room, 340 S. Park St.
Ned Shafer, former YMCA director, will be honored at 2:30 p.m. April 27 in the main gym at the Y, 340 S. Park St.
Tour of Walla Walla Kids’ Races and Bike Rodeo will wheel into downtown on Saturday. Registration is from 9:45-10:55 a.m. and the Bike Rodeo will be from 10 a.m.-12 noon.
It’s all about the trees, in which Walla Walla is awash. Recognition for the plethora comes from Arbor Day Foundation, which named Walla Walla a Tree City USA.
Team RELAY’s annual Shamrock Bingo on March 15 at Waitsburg Elementary raised $1,457 for the American Cancer Society, said a very pleased Pam Conover.
An ardent amateur choral singer who sang in the alto section of Episcopal church choirs in Washington, Philadelphia and Los Angeles from 1988-2012, Ann Stookey was a steadfast cheerleader for all styles of choral music.
Helpline’s annual SoupPort fundraiser will be from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 16 at St. Patrick Blanchett Hall, 425 W. Alder St.
Recipients are Dakota Phillips, Lincoln High School, $1,000 High School Scholarship; and $500 to the Exploring Post 311, Blue Mountain Council-Boy Scouts of America, in support of the Walla Walla High School Latino Club.
Berney Elementary School students Kellen Kenny, Denali Parodi, Brooklyn Schoesler and Jasaih Keifer from Robyn Ponti’s fourth-grade class won the 2014 All-City Battle of the Books.
Can you believe 16 annual Ducky Derbies have been held in town so far? Exchange Club of Walla Walla kicked off its 17th annual Baker Boyer Ducky Derby Monday at the Marcus Whitman Hotel & Conference Center.
Walla Walla High School elections for 2014-2015 class officers concluded recently, according to adviser and teacher Arch McHie.
Altrusa International of Walla Walla will host its annual Youth Spelling Bee for third-, fourth- and fifth-grade students on May 10 in Hunter Conservatory on the Whitman College campus.
“I came around the corner, pointed and screamed, ‘basset, basset!’”
Proceeds from the 225 who attended came to $2,545.
Beth Swanson, who has shepherded The Moms’ Network since June 2007 at president, is adding communication coordinator duties with the YMCA.
Richele Heilbrun Loney, a member of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1994, said plans are in the works for the group’s 20th reunion in early August.
Nicole Sawatzki Hodgson got the word that her three-year emergency medicine residency will begin in June at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix. Nicole is set to graduate in May from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine where she is in the top 5 percent of her class and earned admission to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. She is an alumna in 2006 from Walla Walla High School and in 2010 from Washington State University, Pullman, with a bachelor’s in neuroscience. Nicole’s husband Mark Hodgson is completing his bachelors’ degrees in international relations and political science degrees with a minor in Spanish at Florida International University in Miami. He will also receive certificates in Latin American and Caribbean studies and in security studies. Mark directs the FIU Model United Nations Team, currently ranked in the Top Five in the nation. He will graduate magna cum laude in April and expects to pursue graduate studies in international relations when they move to Phoenix. Nicole’s parents are Tom Sawatzki and Gay Buissink, both of Walla Walla. Also a member of the Wa-Hi Class of 2006, Mark is the son of Jeanne Hodgson Thompson of Walla Walla and the late Gary Hodgson.
A lively speech contest ensued when Walla Walla area Toastmasters gathered on March 23. Contestants showcased their skills, according to a release from Thomas Brown.
The Walla Walla Valley Elementary School Math Contest took place March 29 at Edison Elementary, said Albert Schueller, who records statistics for the competition and keeps track of rosters.
Aimee Filan Anderson, an alumna of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1953, recently finished a book that she and husband Albert worked on prior to his death a year ago.
All my pot holders, spotted veterans of oven-hot bubbling over dishes, recently took a bath in pairs.
Milton-Freewater Rotary Club members attended to a bit of housekeeping at a recent meeting.
Possibly the final Every 15 Minutes drunk driving prevention program is being presented to seniors at Walla Walla High School this week.
Fourteen volunteers with Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258 planted a mixture of 78 rose and elderberry on Saturday at the Sudbury elevator site.
Bob Bloch with the Walla Walla Gun Club is seeking assistants for scoring and trap filling duties on Sunday.
The national goal was Strive for Five Million, and participants across the country got very close, with 4,987,949 quizzes in one day.
Performing duo “Torch & Burn” reunited for a special festival-seating performance one recent Wednesday morning.
Whitman College graduate Jamie Soukup Reid, who was 25 when she died in a car crash in North Carolina last year, led an enthusiastic life energized by a lifetime immersion in books.
Plans to host new AFS students are in the works for the 2014-15 academic year and host families are new being sought, according to Darcy Dauble, WW Valley AFS chapter coordinator.
The Washington state Louise Sublet Award of Excellence for nutrition managers went to Jeanna Quistberg, the person in that post at Green Park Elementary.
The Farm-to-School Program is all about garbanzo beans this month, said Coordinator Beth Thiel.
Northwest District Exchange Clubs will visit Walla Walla for the annual convention May 31-June 1, coordinated by Tracy Shrouf, convention chairwoman, and Brian Dohe, District president-elect.
Kendra Ann Greenwood of Walla Walla earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing, cum laude, from Whitworth University in Spokane.
Helpline’s SoupPort fundraiser is just around the proverbial corner. Mid-April to be exact.
Say “boots ’n’ cats ’n’ boots ’n’ cats” while emphasizing the consonants and you will begin to approximate sounds produced when beat boxing or vocalizing percussion sounds.
Imagine their surprise when, in the midst of preservation work, members of Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258 unrolled a planting tarp March 22 they thought would be 120 feet long. When unfurling it at the Sudbury elevator site, it rolled out to 177 feet, said project coordinator Larry Boe. So, John Houston, Jim Sonne, Carl Bisgard, Dan Eveland, Bud Jones, Ed Crain, Gary Benson, Randy Snyder, Ron Porter and Larry dug 374 feet of trench to secure it and planted 58 juniper. Saturday volunteers will plant elderberry and roses at 10 a.m. as part of their conservation efforts.
Bob Fairchild of College Place said a Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance support group is starting in Kennewick.
Blue Mountain Action Council Americorps volunteer Jessica Goldsmith will address heart disease risk factors in a talk called “Spring into Health and Fitness."
American Red Cross volunteer Dixie Ferguson is a fan of the best sort. Not only does she listen to the experiences of U.S. military veterans from all wars, she records their stories as part of the Library of Congress Veterans History Project.
A little red hen finds a grain of wheat and asks for help from fellow farmyard animals to plant it, but none of them volunteer.
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards program awarded Pioneer Middle School eighth-graders Kyndal Locati and Hally Ruff a gold medal in the film and animation category for their film, “Piece of You.” It also garnered Best in Grade, one of just 24 such awards given nationally and the only one in the film and animation category.
Making it to finals in every event in which they competed — a first — members of the Walla Walla High School Speech and Debate Team had “an incredible showing” at the state individual events tournament at the University of Puget Sound, said their coach, Jean Tobin.
A drawing contest sponsored by Walla Walla General Hospital invited young artists in Walla Walla public schools to show how they care for the hearts of others and themselves through “My Healthy Heartwork.” Winning entries came from Leila, 6; Giselle, 7; Ali, 8; and Eden, 10, who each received Book & Game gift certificates.
Walla Walla Gun Club member Jimmie Brown wants to remind the community about Ducks Unlimited’s annual banquet and auction at 5:30 p.m. April 5 at the Assumption Catholic Church Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by an auction. Contact Jimmie at 509-529-1443 to get tickets, or more information.
What do such gastronomic pleasures as tacos, pizza, cake and salsa have in common?