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Annie Charnley Eveland

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Edison Elementary students to present 'The Little Red Hen' musical

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.

Pioneer Middle School filmmakers invited to New York after award

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.

Walla Walla High speech, debate have 'incredible showing' at state

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.

Hospital's drawing contest pulls in more than 180 entries

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.

Ducks Unlimited to hold banquet and auction April 5

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’s cookin’? Milton-Freewater school's future chefs contest a first

What do such gastronomic pleasures as tacos, pizza, cake and salsa have in common?

Walla Walla High grad makes dean's list at Western

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.

Work of two Walla Walla middle-schoolers selected for national film festival

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth selected two student-produced films from a class taught by Pioneer Middle School Explorer teacher Dan Calzaretta.

Young nominees sought for local Chief for a Day event

Uniforms and badges for selected children are part of the local Chief for a Day event, sponsored by Walla Walla Area Crime Watch.

Mac-Hi Jazz Ensemble wins awards at jazz festival

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.

Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 plans 40th reunion

Members of the Walla Walla High School Class of 1974 want classmates to plan ahead for a 40th reunion shindig July 25-27.

Genealogy focus of free all-day seminar in Walla Walla

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.

Pheasants Forever members to meet for plantings

With the slightly warmer weather, planting begins apace for members of Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever Chapter 258.

Classmate sets record straight on vintage photo

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.

Relay for Life team to hold breakfast fundraiser at Appelbee's

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.

Walla Walla High School recognized for exchange program

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.

Altrusta Spelling Bee details announced

The contest will be May 10 at Whitman College.

Exchange Club names four high-school students Youth of the Month

Two students from Lincoln and two from Alternative Education Program were honored.

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Waitsburg-Prescott students raise money for breast cancer awareness

The Cross Country athletes sold wristbands to raise the funds.

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Former first-grade sweethearts reteam to plan reunion

Daniel N. “Dan” Clark and Jerry Duff Taylor reconnected to bring about a reunion of fellow first-graders from the classes of 1947-1951.

Milton-Freewater students win divisions at music festival

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.

Walla Walla-area dancers in fundraising mode ahead of trip to Spain

Ten area dancers plan to compete in ballet at the Dance Grand Prix Europe 2014 in June at Barcelona, Spain.

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Question du jour: To ‘bob’ or ‘marcel’ one’s hair?

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

Vocalists from Walla Walla participate in Tri-Cities contest

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.

Nutrition focus of mayoral proclamations

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’ tackles when a family moves

“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.

Junior Club slates Bunco fundraiser

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.

St. Patrick's Day event to benefit Catholic Charities, schools

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.

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Church to celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The event will take place 4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

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Local student to attend Interlochen music camp

Wa-Hi freshman clarinetist Hannah Cabasco will attend the camp this summer.

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Fathers, daughters have a ball at dance

Nearly 300 attendees enjoyed the annual event.

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175-year-old British police recruiting handbill gives one pause

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.”

WSU students from Walla Walla area earn degrees

The following Washington State University students have earned undergraduate degrees for fall 2013 semester.

Army association awards scholarship to Walla Walla student

The U.S. Army 70th Infantry Division Association presented its 2014 scholarship award to Cheyenne Schoen of Walla Walla.

Walla Walla High School debate students qualify for national tourney

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.

Elias Joven leaves police force in Alaska for Walla Walla Police Department

Bakersfield, Calif., native Elias Joven, 44, rejoined the Walla Walla Police Department recently, this time as a patrol officer.

Local students perform at music educators all-state music event

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.

Relay For Life of the Blue Mountains readies for cancer society rally

Area volunteers preparing for the 2014 American Cancer Society Relay For Life of the Blue Mountains said Cindy Gibbons, relay co-chairwoman.

Milton-Freeewater Rotary Club hears from city's Downtown Alliance director

Milton-Freewater Rotary Club President-Elect Shane Abell told fellow members about the President-Elect Training Session he attended in Seattle Feb. 14-16.

Two Walla Walla High School seniors receive IBEW honors

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

Wishes granted to students, parents, staff at Walla Walla High School

Walla Walla High School ASB’s Winter Wish Program granted the wishes of a number of students, staff and parents.

Speaker to talk about Walla Walla Children's Museum

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.

Hirsute teachers vie for ‘Beards with Heart’ benefit title

Beard-growing is serious business: the more bristly, brushy, fluffy and whiskered the better.

Walla Walla student on Renssealaer dean's list

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, N.Y., named Walla Wallan Connor Stone, to the 2013 fall semester dean’s list.

Blue Devil cafe sees booming sales in third year

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.

Walla Walla students named to dean's list at Boise State

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.

Walla Walla students make dean's list at Arizona State

Arizona State University in Tempe named Walla Wallans Honah Miller, Paul Oberg, Bailey Ruff and Miranda Ruff to the dean’s list.

Wa-Hi debate teams earns team award at tournament

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.

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Quest students examine Japanese culture

The group experienced Japan through artifacts, food, tea and artwork.

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Mac-Hi musicians impress at jazz festival

The ensemble was selected to perform in an evening showcase at the Lionel Hampton Festival in February.