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?
Western Washington University freshman Kalie Danielle Adams made the fall quarter dean’s list at the Bellingham institution. The 2013 Walla Walla High School alumna also became a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
The National Film Festival for Talented Youth selected two student-produced films from a class taught by Pioneer Middle School Explorer teacher Dan Calzaretta.
Uniforms and badges for selected children are part of the local Chief for a Day event, sponsored by Walla Walla Area Crime Watch.
McLoughlin High School Jazz Ensemble returned from the 43rd annual Clackamas Community College Jazz Festival in Oregon City in mid-March with a third-place trophy in the A division and three outstanding soloist awards.
Members of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 want classmates to plan ahead for a 40th reunion shindig July 25-27.
Curious about your ancestors? Want to know more than just your oral histories? The Walla Walla FamilySearch Center is hosting its second annual A Knitting Together of Generations free family history seminar and luncheon April 26. Doors will open at 9 a.m. for registration and the first class will begin at 9:45.
With the slightly warmer weather, planting begins apace for members of Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258.
The vintage photo of Prospect Point Elementary fifth graders that ran in Etcetera Tuesday on C5 was from 1954, notes class member Jerry Duff Taylor. And one of her classmates in the photo was misidentified.
The Relay For Life County For A Cure team will host a breakfast fundraiser from 8-10 a.m. on March 29 at Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 1604 Plaza Way.
Everyone associated with the local AFS-USA intercultural student exchange program is thrilled that Walla Walla High School is one of two schools in the state to win recognition as a 2014 Top AFS School.
The contest will be May 10 at Whitman College.
Two students from Lincoln and two from Alternative Education Program were honored.
The Cross Country athletes sold wristbands to raise the funds.
Daniel N. “Dan” Clark and Jerry Duff Taylor reconnected to bring about a reunion of fellow first-graders from the classes of 1947-1951.
McLoughlin High School senior trumpeter Tomas Landa and junior tuba player Patrick Dunphy won their divisions at the Northeast Oregon Music Educators Association District 6 Solo Festival on March 1 at Eastern Oregon University. They will advance to the Oregon Schools Activities Association state solo contest on May 3 at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, said Michael Agidius, band director for the Milton-Freewater School District.
Ten area dancers plan to compete in ballet at the Dance Grand Prix Europe 2014 in June at Barcelona, Spain.
An occasional contributor to this column sent clippings and advertisements related to bobbing and marcelling one’s hair. The latter process gained popularity way back in 1872. The Walla Walla Union-Bulletin in 1928 reran an Oregonian story from April that year in which Marie LaMoreaux, then 89, of Portland, said flappers weren’t the first women to bob or crop their hair as was supposed by young Roaring Twenties society. “That is far from the fact,” Marie said. Many of her contemporaries had the boyish bobs and shingled hair, she among them
Walla Walla High School vocal students participated in the Columbia Basin Music Educators Association 2014 Solo-Ensemble contest at Pasco High School. Hosted by Wa-Hi graduate Rob Dennis, the festival had 57 entries in the festival. All the students did an outstanding job, said Norb Rossi, director of Walla Walla High School choirs.
The Walla Walla mayor gave registered dietitian nutritionist Diane Benfield a proclamation at the Walla Walla City Council meeting Wednesday that declares March 2014 National Nutrition Month and March 12 as Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day.
“Bad Bye, Good Bye,” Deborah Underwood, 32 pages, good for preschoolers-third-graders, ages 4-8, hardback, $16.99, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers.
A hustle that started in 19th-century England as a flimflam pursuit called eight-dice cloth and similar to three-card monte, bunco came to San Francisco in 1855 as a gambling activity.
Just to be clear, the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Celebration from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday in Blanchet Hall, 408 W. Poplar St., is a Catholic Charities and Walla Walla Catholic Schools celebration project and fundraiser.
The event will take place 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church.
Wa-Hi freshman clarinetist Hannah Cabasco will attend the camp this summer.
Nearly 300 attendees enjoyed the annual event.
The police couldn’t vote in elections, gossip with the public, walk or speak with comrades other than to exchange a word, then pass on, and while on duty were especially to “avoid conversations with female servants or other women.”
The following Washington State University students have earned undergraduate degrees for fall 2013 semester.
The U.S. Army 70th Infantry Division Association presented its 2014 scholarship award to Cheyenne Schoen of Walla Walla.
Walla Walla High School junior Malcolm Gabbard and senior Kendall Dunovant qualified in extemporaneous speaking, one of the most difficult speech events at the National Qualifying Tournament at Central Valley High School in Spokane recently.
Bakersfield, Calif., native Elias Joven, 44, rejoined the Walla Walla Police Department recently, this time as a patrol officer.
Several area students participated in the Washington Music Educator’s all-state music audition-only groups, according to Roger Garcia, Walla Walla Public School District music coordinator.
Area volunteers preparing for the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Blue Mountains said Cindy Gibbons, relay co-chairwoman.
Milton-Freewater Rotary Club President-Elect Shane Abell told fellow members about the President-Elect Training Session he attended in Seattle Feb. 14-16.
Each sports season the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers recognizes a male and female athlete from each of the Mid-Columbia Conference schools as Athletes of the Season. Fall recipients are Walla
Walla Walla High School ASB’s Winter Wish Program granted the wishes of a number of students, staff and parents.
Carla Houchin is set to give a presentation about the Walla Walla Children’s Museum during this month’s meeting of the Washington State School Retirees Association.
Beard-growing is serious business: the more bristly, brushy, fluffy and whiskered the better.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., named Walla Wallan Connor Stone, to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list.
The Walla Walla High School Blue Devil Cafe prepares special education students for the work force, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.
Boise State University freshman Samantha Harting of Walla Walla made the fall 2013 dean’s list with highest honors, earning a 4.0 GPA, according to parents Bret and Shari Harting of Dayton.
Arizona State University in Tempe named Walla Wallans Honah Miller, Paul Oberg, Bailey Ruff and Miranda Ruff to the dean’s list.
The Walla Walla High School Debate Team for the first time earned a team award at the Thomas Foley Invitational Debate Tournament, hosted by University High School in the Spokane Valley.
The group experienced Japan through artifacts, food, tea and artwork.
The ensemble was selected to perform in an evening showcase at the Lionel Hampton Festival in February.