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September 25, 2014  RSS feed
Philbrook is Merit Scholar Semifinalist
WAITSBURG SENIOR IS AMONG NATION’S TOP STUDENT SCHOLARS

WAITSBURG – “WHAT??? I’m a what now?” responded The Times’ own Emma Philbrook in response to fellow reporter Dena Wood’s request for a quote regarding how it felt to be a National Merit Scholarship semif inalist. Philbrook, a WHS senior, did not receive the National Merit Scholarship Corp. More...

STUDENTS TO ENJOY TASTE OF THE VALLEY
Locally harvested food will fill lunch trays on October 2

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg students will be in for a special treat on October 2. Last month, Gov. Jay Inslee proclaimed October 1 as Taste Washington Day, a day where schools partner with farmers to include fresh Washington-grown foods in their cafeteria meals. More...

Booker Sidewalk Opens
PATH ALLOWS WHEELCHAIR ACCESS TO TOUCHET RIVER DIKE

DAYTON – A ribbon cutting was held September 17 to officially open the new Booker Sidewalk, which connects the Booker Rest Home to the Touchet River and the dike path that parallels it. Kevin Ball, a Booker resident, used a special set of scissors to cut the ribbon. More...

Touchet Valley News

WEEKLY CALENDAR
     26 Soup for the Soul First Christian Church (410 S. 3rd, Dayton) 5:30 p.m.
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MORE THAN A LITTLE FISHY
      The Don Thomas building was filled to the brim, with lines reaching out the door as hungry visitors from Waitsburg and neighboring towns waited their turn to be served at the annual Lion’s Club
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Drug Take Back
     The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office will host a “drug take back day” on Saturday in Waitsburg. Unusd or expired medications may be taken the Waitsburg Fire Station between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., where they will be safely disposed of.
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Opinion


Let’s Get to Work on the River System
     Be it exporting the millions of tons of wheat harvested by local farmers, transporting essential cargo, or cultivating Eastern Washington’s growing tourism industry, our community relies on its waterways in order to thrive.
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EMMA PHILBROOK: STUDENT LIFE
Scholastic Straddling Syndrome
     SYSSS. It’s the sound of air coming out of a bike tire that got a little too chummy with puncture vine. It’s also the abbreviation for Senior Year Scholastic Straddling Syndrome.
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Sports

Cards Take Tough Loss Against Orofino
AFTER WP INJURIES, MANIACS MAKE BIG FOURTH-QUARTER COMEBACK TO WIN, 48-46
     WAITSBURG – Waitsburg-Prescott and Orofino fought it out in Waitsburg Friday night, but the Cardinals came out on the short end of a 48-46 offensive showdown. The Cards took a 38-28 lead into the fourth quarter, but a struggling defense, hobbled by injuries, gave up three straight touchdowns and couldn’t recover.
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LADY ‘DAWGS TAKE MATCH OVER MAC-HI IN THREE
NEARLY FLAWLESS SERVING LIFTS DAYTON GIRLS TO WIN
     DAYTON – The Lady ‘Dawgs took home a straight-set win against the Mac-Hi Pioneers on the Sept. 18th, scoring 25-21, 25-9 and 25-17. “We started out a little slow and Mac-Hi played very aggressively in the first game, picking up everything we sent over. They also scored a lot of points from our unforced errors,” said Bulldog coach Shannon Turner.
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Touchet Valley Life

SURVIVORS
      John and Jill Wood lead the way through a colorful balloon arch during the Survivor’s lap at Saturday’s Relay-for- Life event in Dayton.
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PIONEER PORTRAITS
     Ten Years Ago September 30, 2001 Fred Hamann received the first Booster of the Year plaque presented by Jeff Pietila during halftime of the Waitsburg/Mac-Hi game last week.
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