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Annie Charnley Eveland

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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.

Edison Elementary School to host multicultural festival

With singing, dancing and music from a variety of countries, Edison Elementary School is hosting a Multicultural Magic culminating event from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Nominations sought for public schools volunteer award

Nominations for the Art Regier Volunteer of the Year Award program are now being accepted. Send or email completed forms to Mark Higgins, m mhiggins@wwps.org higgins@wwps.org, by March 15.

Youngsters to compete at chocolate festival

How sweet it is. Walla Walla Public School District students will compete in the Lillie Rice Chocolate Festival baking competition fro noon-4 p.m. Saturday.

Pinewood Derby Cub Scout winners advance to district competition

During Cub Scout Pack 311’s annual Pinewood Derby on Jan. 28 at the College Place Presbyterian Church, Doss Hayden. above left, placed first, Kyle Siefert, center, placed second, Tyson Gillum, right, place third, and Jorge Rangel placed fourth in the finals.

Local man's father honored with national embryology exhibition

The family into which longtime Walla Wallan John Heard was born was his father’s second edition, so to speak.

Prospect Point students participation in computer programming Hour of Code

Prospect Point Elementary first- through fifth-graders participated in the national educational Hour of Code that introduces students to computer programming.

Milton-Freewater Rotary Club hears about Shakespeare Walla Walla

Between his birth on April 26, 1564, and death on April 23, 1616, William Shakespeare produced more than 1,500 words and phrases that are in common use today.

Exchange Club honors February Youths of the Month

Seniors Whitney Shanks and Jolise Elsinghorst of Touchet High School and seniors Matthew Cosaert and Cassandra “Cassie” Mason of Walla Walla Valley Academy received Exchange Club of Walla Walla Youths of the Month awards for February.

Wa-Hi team competes in regional science bowl

Nine Walla Walla High School students competed on Feb. 1 with those on more than 72 teams from around the region in the 23rd annual Bonneville Power Administration Regional Science Bowl in Portland.

Touchet students take part in annual nationwide reading challenge

Many Touchet students are expected to show up in jammies today for the third annual nationwide Read the Most Coast to Coast annual reading challenge, said Debby Short, library/media specialist for Touchet School District 3.

Local students net regional art, writing awards

Pioneer Explorer teacher Dan Calzaretta said 11 students received regional Scholastic Art and Writing awards.

Wa-Hi band, orchestra students qualify for state

Several Walla Walla High School band and orchestra students who participated in the recent Solo and Ensemble Festival at Richland High School qualified for state, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

American history essay contest winners named

Out of the minds of local youngsters come two state-level American History Essay Contest winners, according Sarita McCaw, contest chairwoman for Narcissa Prentiss Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Family seeks assist for woman fighting cancer

Dorothy Werttemberger, 55, of Walla Walla, has a rare sarcoma cancer in stage 4.

Five area students on Whitworth laureate list

The students maintained at least a 3.75 gpa for fall semester.

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden nominates Helix student to military academies

Jarred Cope envisions himself having a career in the U.S. Army.

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Blue Ridge students save change for Humane Society

The students raised over $600 for the agency.

Middle-school student facilitates charity car donation

Sky worked with the YWCA to work through the legal process when buying the car and to find just the right recipient.

Walla Walla student makes dean's list at Creighton

Creighton University College of Arts and Sciences named Walla Walla freshman Mattie Smyth to its fall 2013 dean’s list. Full-time students who rank in the top 10 percent of their class for the semester and earn a 3.5 gpa or better are eligible for this honor. The Jesuit institution is in Omaha, Neb.

Milton-Freewater Rotary member reflects on Guthrie's 'This Land is Your Land'

Feeling Irving Berlin’s “God Bless America” to be unrealistic and complacent, Woody Guthrie responded in 1940 with the lyrics to “This Land is Your Land.” Woody dedicated the iconic American folk song to another noted folk legend, Pete Seeger, who died on Jan. 27.

Walla Walla High School’s FBLA chapter places during competition

Walla Walla High School’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter members placed during competition Feb. 12 at the FBLA Southeast Region Winter Leadership Conference in Kennewick.

Non-profit Valley Residential Services receives generous financial gift

Ever drive by Valley Residential Services off East Alder Street at 240 Bush St. and wonder what goes on between its walls?

A tale of two kitties — found against all odds

Miracles do happen. In this case it involves a tale of two curious kitties that couldn’t stay put. Mike and Erik, Tracie and Frank Surran’s two black and white cats, came up missing earlier this month from her home on Tollgate outside Weston. A frantic search ensued once their absence was realized.

Mom-son bowling draws dozens of pairs to Bowlaway Lanes

Eighty boys ages 5-14 came with their mothers for the ninth Mother & Son Bowl-A-Rama at Bowlaway Lanes.

Walla Walla students earn academic honors

Walla Wallans John and Susie Golden’s daughters Jennifer and Andrea Golden have garnered academic honors.

Walla Walla students make dean's list at Seattle Pacific University

Walla Wallans Michaela Nadine Hope and Gabrielle Nicole Larreau made the 2013 Seattle Pacific University autumn quarter dean’s list.

Blue Ridge team wins trophy at robotics competition

The Blue Ridge Lego Robotic Girls Team The Wave Crashers won the Trophy Award Tri-Cities Regional Gracious Professionalism Award at the Washington FIRST Robotics Official Qualifying Tournament on Jan. in Richland, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

Former Walla Walla man wins Australian Open wheelchair tennis title

Ranked No. 1 in his division, former Walla Wallan David Wagner, who’s blazed quite a swath across the international wheelchair tennis circuit, recently won the Australian Open in the quad wheelchair singles division.

MidwayUSA makes donations to local shooting teams

MidwayUSA made several donations totaling $1,290 to shooting teams at the Walla Walla Gun Club, said Bob Bloch said in a release.

Walla Walla High School alumna named to MSU dean's list

The Montana State University College of Engineering named Dominique Cox to its dean’s list for fall semester 2013.

Walla Walla-area students make dean's list at University of Portland

Walla Walla-area students Michelle Siegal, senior accounting major, and Cheyenne Schoen, freshman undeclared, are listed on the 2013 fall semester dean’s list at the University of Portland.

Benefit set to lift up ailing Walla Walla native

A spaghetti feed and silent and live auctions to benefit Tom Jones will be from 4-7 p.m. March 9 at Assumption Parish Hall, 2098 E. Alder St. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Sunrise Rotary hears from elk foundation director

Sunrise Rotary meets at 6:45 a.m. Wednesdays for breakfast and a community interest program at St. Francis Catholic Church.

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Exchange student from Mozambique to attend exclusive workshop

Valter Serafim will see firsthand the institutions of American government, including visits to members of Congress and a discussion with policy makers at the State Department.

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Boeing test-flights 'Spirit of 12' over Walla Walla

Boeing personnel flew the Seahawks 747 in a giant figure 12 over Eastern Washington, including the Walla Walla area, according to a map of the flight from Live Flight Tracker.

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Braden Cunnington, Josie Lonai and Patrick Dunphy performed at the Hult Center for the Performing Arts in Eugene as part of the 2014 Oregon Music Educators Association Convention on Jan. 19, said Michael Agidius, Milton-Freewater School District band director.

Wa-Hi student wins Presidential Scholarship at PLU

Pacific Lutheran University awarded prospective student Eleanor Rassbach a President’s Scholarship worth $22,000 per year — along with the opportunity to earn even more.

Spots filling quickly for Walla Walla's father-daughter ball

Getting in to the city of Walla Walla Parks & Recreation-sponsored Father & Daughter Valentine Ball is such a hot ticket, preregistration is a must.

Teddy Bear Tea and Doll Show to raise funds for education scholarships

The eighth annual Teddy Bear Tea and Doll Show put on by the Walla Walla Columbia County School Retirees Association brings to mind that Irving Berlin tune and lyric.

Dayton man planning crosscountry bike trip seeks support

David MacNall is looking for one to two volunteers with bicycles to help him train for his crosscountry ride.

Restaurants pledge dining profits to Blue Mountain Heart-to-Heart

Blue Mountain Heart to Heart’s second annual Dining with a Heart will be on Feb. 25 at several area restaurants. Other fundraisers are in the offing, too.

Father-daughter dance Saturday to support livestock show

The fifth annual Jr. Show Father-Daughter Dance will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Milton-Freewater Community Building, 109 N.E. Fifth St.

Athena woman graduates from George Fox

Jeannise Nichols of Athena is among more than 200 students who received diplomas at George Fox University’s midyear commencement ceremony on Dec. 21.

Wheatland Village puts friendly rivalry to good purpose with food, blanket, pet food drive

This food drive went to the dawgs — no pussy-footing around.

Local students make dean's list at Eastern Oregon University

Fourteen students in the U-B circulation area who attend Eastern Oregon University in La Grande are among 531 students included on the 2013 fall term dean’s list.

AAUW branch to host Winter Blast social

Walla Walla Branch of American Association of University Women members will host a Winter Blast social to introduce potential members to the organization and to kick off the annual AAUW Book Sale fundraiser , said Karen Peddicord.

Walla Walla students headed to Big Apple

A group of ambitious Walla Walla Public School District students plans to take New York City by storm during spring break while on an Education First tour.