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October 30, 2014  RSS feed
CCHS Wellness Program Completes Successful First Year
SECOND YEAR KICKS OFF IN NOVEMBER WITH DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

DAYTON – According to Columbia County Health System clinic manager Cheryl Skiffington, more than 350 patients at the two clinics run by CCHS – the Columbia Family Clinic in Dayton and the Waitsburg Clinic – have been diagnosed with diabetes. The health system is highlighting that disease in November. More...

“PINK OUT” RAISES $1,930 FOR MENDOZA FAMILY
Bulldog and Cardinal volleyball players wore pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness

WAITSBURG – The Dayton Bulldogs and WP Cardinal volleyball players forfeited their traditional crimson and white warm-ups in favor of pink at last Thursday’s game in Waitsburg. Fans on both sides got in on the act as well – donning pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness and to raise funds for Prescott’s Berenice Mendoza who is battling the disease. More...

Touchet Valley News

WEEKLY CALENDAR
     31 Dayton General Hospital Auxiliary Luncheon 1st Congregational Church (214 S. 3rd St., Dayton) 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Luncheon tickets are $8. Soup for the Soul First Christian Church (410 S. 3rd, Dayton) 5:30 p.m.
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Best Western Wins Big
     DAYTON – The Best Western Plus in Dayton was received the M.K. Guertin Award, the Champion Customer Care Award and the Champion Green Award at Best Western International’s 2014 convention. The hotel is one of only six hotels, of more than 2,100 properties in the U.S. and Canada, to receive all three awards.
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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOXES
     DAYTON – Collection week for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes is Nov. 17 – 24. Twenty-one years ago David C. Cook decided to pack simple gifts in a shoebox for child victims of the Bosnian war. To date, over 100 million shoeboxes have been given to needy children around the world.
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Opinion


CCHS Celebrates 50 Years of Service
     This fall, the Columbia County Health System will celebrate its 50th birthday. Legally known as “Columbia County Hospital District #2,” its humble beginnings were driven by residents who understood the value of health care and were determined to improve their rural communities, including Starbuck. Columbia County has a strong history supporting health care.
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EMMA PHILBROOK: STUDENT LIFE
20 Spookiest Things
     I n honor of the upcoming holiday, I present a list of the twenty spookiest things about senior year. 20: Class papers, which used to be cute little five-paragraph essays, have morphed into six-page behemoths that would just love to messily devour your free time.
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Sports

Dayton No Match for Fifth-Ranked Tigers
RICARDO FLORES HAS HAT TRICK PLUS ONE, AS WP SOCCER TEAM CRUISES TO 8-0 HOME WIN OVER BULLDOGS
     PRESCOTT – Ricardo Flores scored two goals in the first four minutes of the WP Tigers’ soccer game against Dayton here on October 23. He went on to score two more second-half goals, as the 10-3 Tigers, ranked fifth in the state by website “Washington Soccer Central,” cruised to a 8-0 victory.
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Dayton Defeats WP in Three
WP plays “best defensive match of the season”
     WAITSBURG – The Lady ‘Dawgs walked away with a three-set win on the Waitsburg’s court on Oct. 23, but the Lady Cards didn’t go down easy. WP was slow to warm up and allowed the Bulldogs to win 25-16, 25-18 and 25-23.
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TWO WP RUNNERS IN TOP 10 AT CLARKSTON
EMILY ADAMS TAKES 2ND AND LANDON CALLAS COMES IN 7TH
     CLARKSTON – WP’s Cross Country runners all showed improved times on the Clarkston High School course at the 3 mile District 7-9 2A/2B Championship Meet on Oct. 25. “Given that this race has a tremendous hill – a quarter mile with 80 feet elevation gain – they are showing excellent improvement,” said Coach Dan Nechodom.
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Obituaries

Bernard Howard Donnelly
July 29, 1926 – October 16, 2014
     WAITSBURG - Bernard Howard Donnelly was born July 29, 1926, in Newell South Dakota to Richard Henry Donnelly and Lucy Brott. In 1937, due to the dry and dusty weather conditions of the time, the family left their farm in South Dakota. They packed their own eleven children, a cousin, and all of their belongings into a 1926 Chev and headed west.
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Gwen Sylvia Hooper
December 21, 1932 - October 24, 2014
     Gwen Sylvia Hooper was born Dec 21, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Franklin John Terrill and Isabel Williams Terrill. She married Ivan Roy Hooper Oct. 1952. They later divorced. They raised 7 children all of whom graduated from Dayton High School.
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Touchet Valley Life

PIONEER PORTRAITS
     Ten Years Ago November 4, 2004 Donna Keeney was presented her 50 year pin of faithful service to the Order of Eastern Star by Jean Miller, Worthy Matron of Chapter 9 in Waitsburg.
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