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Articles from the July 6, 2017 edition

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Patriot's Parade

Waitsburg patriots, were greeted by a red-white-and blue clad crowd as they celebrated the 4th of July with the town's traditional Patriot's Parade. The procession was followed by a short gathering...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    July 6, 2017

'Apple Detective' to Visit Waitsburg this Fall

WAITSBURG – Former F.B.I investigator turned apple detective, David Benscoter, will be in Waitsburg this fall, and he needs your help. Kate Hockersmith invited the celebrated heirloom apple expert...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 6, 2017

Hospital Renovation Nears Completion

CCHS will welcome applications from displaced Walla Walla General Hospital employees DAYTON-Phase 3 of the Dayton General Hospital renovation and enhancement project will come to an end in July. The...

 

Prescott Park Concerts

PRESCOTT – The Prescott Parks and Recreation has two concerts scheduled for the month of July. The Tri-Cities Steel Drum Band will play on Thurs., July 6 and Gospel/Bluegrass band Hand Picked will perform on Thurs., July 13. Both concerts begin at...

 

Foodstock is July 15

DAYTON – The Blue Mountain Station, located at 700 Artisan Way in Dayton, will hold their fourth annual Foodstock celebration on Sat., July 15 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Enjoy family friendly food, fun and games. Richard and Nancy Monacelli will...

 

Christian Women's Luncheon

WAITSBURG – The July Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will take place Wed., July 12 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Waitsburg Town Hall. Melissa Weatherford of Grassroots Gourmet Catering Co. will cater and the cost is $10. Lenore Mobley...

 

Pool Hour Changes

WAITSBURG – The Waitsburg City Pool has had to adjust hours due to staffing limitations during the week of July 5-11. Pool hours for that week only will be: July 5: Open swim 3-8 p.m. July 6: Open swim 3-5 p.m.; lap swim 5-6 p.m.; open swim 6-8...

 

2018 WW Fair & Frontier Days Royalty Tryouts

WALLA WALLA – Girls interested in trying out for the 2018 Walla Walla Fair & Frontier Days Royalty Court are requested to attend a mandatory candidate/parent meeting on Tues., July 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the VIP Corral located at the far end of the...

 

Pioneer Portraits - July 6, 2017

Ten Years Ago July 12, 2007 Shubi Broom, a talking Budgie Parakeet that was immortalized in a children’s book written and illustrated by Kathelene’ Joyce of Milton-Freewater, escaped and is lost somewhere around Waitsburg and environs. Shubi is...

 

Court News

Arraignments: Scott E. Watkins, 38, Dayton. Charged with second degree arson, two counts of attempted residential burglary, and third degree malicious mischief. Eyewitnesses allege Watkins attempted to enter two separate residences and tried to burn...

 
 By Ian Smay    News    July 6, 2017

New Bake Shop to Open in Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON – Dayton’s Blue Mountain Station will be home to a new bake shop starting July 15th when Michelle Swan opens the doors of Mama Swan’s Sweet Treats to the public during the station’s FoodStock event. The shop will feature various baked...

 

Birthdays - Week of July 6

July 7: Joann Willis, Margaret Wilson, Tim Presler, Lloyd Keith, Louie Branson, Tawnya Richards. July 8: Allan Wilson, Rick DeVaney, Susan Archer, Aricka Huwe, Jerry Hall, Kylee Henry. July 9: Michael Henze. July 10: Bob Butler, Billie Leroue,...

 

Fair Housing Input Needed

WALLA WALLA – Cities in Walla Walla and Columbia Counties are participating in a study to evaluate fair housing conditions in their communities. The City of Walla Walla is gathering information from residents on any experiences they have had with...

 

West Nile Prevention

WALLA WALLA – West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitos in Yakima and Umatilla counties, according to a release by the Walla Walla County Health Department. In the past three years Walla Walla County has seen four human cases of West Nile...

 

Rural Library Board Opening Extended

WALLA WALLA – Because no applications were received, the county commissioners have re-opened the application period to fill a vacant seat on the Rural Library Board of Trustees. The board meets the second Monday of each month from 5-7 p.m. Learn...

 
 By Ken Graham    Commentary    July 6, 2017

Change is Good!

With 2017 half over (yes, that’s right!) and summer in full swing, here at The Times we’re giving our newspaper a bit of a fresh look, as experienced readers will notice. Maybe it was the Fourth...

 

Strange But True

* It was American journalist and political satirist P.J. O’Rourke who made the following sage observation: “No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we’re looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn’t test...

 

Plein Air

Art students from Dixie, Walla Walla and Dayton took part in a five-hour  watercolor workshop held on the grounds of the Boldman House Museum last week.  The instructor was Joyce Anderson, a local art teacher from Walla Walla....

 

Wyldlife Camp

Twenty-five middle schoolers, and several chaperones, from Dayton and Waitsburg loaded up to attend Wyldlife Camp at the Washington Family Ranch located outside Antelope, Ore. Wyldlife provides youth...

 

Burn Bans Take Effect

WAITSBURG - In spite of a wetter-than-usual winter and spring, fire fighters have already been busy this season. Crews have been battling three wildfires, covering tens of thousands of acres south...

 

Vacation Bible Schools

Forty-two children enjoyed the Dino Digs Vacation Bible School at the Starbuck Community Church last week. Dayton and Waitsburg VBS programs will take place later this month. Maker Fun Factory The Waitsburg Christian Church and Presbyterian Church...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 6, 2017

Dayton Dog Park Dream is Close to Becoming a Reality

The off-leash park is near completion thanks to strong community support DAYTON--Generous donations, grants, and volunteer efforts are paying off for the Friends of the Dayton Dog Park, as their...

 

Horse Whisperer

Renowned horse trainer, Buck Brannaman, was in Dayton over the weekend, offering Colts, and Horsemanship 1 clinics. Brannaman is known worldwide for his successful training using the vaquero...

 

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