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Articles from the August 18, 2016 edition

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FFA Fun

FFA Officers traveled to Spokane, then camped overnight on Wolf Fork Creek while engaging in team-building activities and planning for the coming FFA year....

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 18, 2016

Coach Bartlow Resigns

WAITSBURG – Waitsburg coach and physical education teacher Jeff Bartlow described his recent resignation as "the end of an era," after investing 17 years of his career in Waitsburg. Bartlow...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 18, 2016

New BMS Building In the Works

DAYTON—Allen Litzenberger, owner of 4-Point Construction in Walla Walla, is building a second building at the Blue Mountain Station, according to Port of Columbia manager Jennie Dickinson, at the...

 

Columbia County Fair Coming Sept. 9 – 11

DAYTON – The Columbia County Fair is less than a month away, and this year's Fair Board has been hard at work all year planning the many activities for this year's fair: Some traditional and some...

 

Swim the Snake

Swimmers and paddlers hit the water at the Lyons Ferry State Park on Saturday morning to participate in the Fourth Annual Swim the Snake fundraiser. The annual event is a fundraiser for the Blue...

 

Pioneer Portraits - August 18, 2016

Ten Years Ago August 24, 2006 The Waitsburg Cardinal Football Program began workouts last week in preparation for the Sept. 1 opener against Enterprise (Ore.) in Waitsburg. These returning lettermen will lead the team in the 2006 campaign. Jeff...

 

Host Families Needed

ASSE Exchange Programs is looking for local families to host boys and girls between the ages of 15 to 18 from a variety of countries: Denmark, Norway, Spain, Italy, Japan, to name a few. To become a host family or learn more, call 1-800-733-2773 or...

 

Columbia County Superior Court

Trials Set: -Steven Ray Long, 29, Dayton; charged with 17 counts including theft, drug charges, malicious mischief and burglary stemming from incidents that took place in Feb. and May, 2013. Trial set for Oct. 20-21. - Curtis A. Jones, 32,...

 

Birthdays - Week of August 18

August 19: Nicki Johnson, Steve Barr, Lucas Mohney, Georgia Rose Leisure, Brandon Crawford, Christopher Rohlfing. August 20: Deric Davidson. August 21: John Largent, Jennifer Clifton, Rick Reedy, Adelaide Johnson. August 22: Randy Farley, Peggy...

 

Ken Graham: FROM THE PUBLISHER

When I was in high school in the outskirts of Vancouver, Wash., our football team sucked. Actually, most of our sports teams did. And I always thought it would be a lot more fun to be at a school...

 

Oregon Produces Olympic Runners Like No One Else

RIO DE JANEIRO - During the Opening Ceremonies, they would have waved a green flag that featured a cartoon duck and marched between the small Olympic teams from Oman and Pakistan. They would have had more athletes than either country. In fact, had...

 

GUEST COMMENT: JIM DAVISON

Overlooked so far is how some folks gained information of Nestle’s interest in Waitsburg’s water. “Rumor has it” was the reference given in a letter to the editor which appeared in the June 30, 2016 edition of The Times. If Nestle’s...

 

It's Too Early to Reject Nestle

Dear Editor, A reasonable and mature individual, purporting to have the community at heart, upon hearing that a major corporation is interested in establishing a widget factory in their city would and should be gaga, as in Lady Gaga. Heck, color me...

 

Kudos!

WHS alumnus Nicholas Pearson was named to the Whitworth University Provost’s Honor Roll for spring semester 2016. Pearson qualified by maintaining a GPS of at least 3.75. Waitsburg FFA member and WHS grad Mikala Deruwe has been named as a...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 18, 2016

Waitsburg School Board Update

Board members: Christy House, Marilyn Johnson, and Randy Pearson were present with Ross Hamann and Russ Knopp absent. Elementary Principal’s Report: -Kindercamp began on Thursday, Aug. 11 and will m...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 18, 2016

End of Summer Reading Program Celebration

DAYTON—The summer reading program at Dayton Memorial Library came to an end on Aug. 10 with a celebration featuring ice cream sundaes, games, and announcements of winners of the Summer Reading...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    August 18, 2016

Council Authorizes Historic District Repeal

DAYTON—The Dayton City Council authorized ordinance No. 1899, following a Public Hearing at a special meeting held in council chambers on Monday night. The Ordinance will allow for the repeal of the...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 18, 2016

'Welcome Back to Waitsburg'

WAITSBURG – German bicyclist Ralph Lang said he was surprised to find himself becoming "a bit emotional" as he arrived in Waitsburg last week. Ralph, 46, said he has incredibly warm memories of...

 
 By Dena Wood    News    August 18, 2016

FFA Officers Attend Planning Retreat

Team building activities help members work together better WAITSBURG – Waitsburg Chapter FFA officers spent last weekend at an officer's retreat where they set chapter goals, planned the upcoming ye...

 

Paint Out Call for Artists

WALLA WALLA – Carnegie Picture Lab invites twenty-five artists to paint “en plein aire” for four days at picturesque locations in the Walla Walla Valley during the Fourth Annual Margaret Walters Paint Out, Sept 19-23. An artist’s reception...

 

Sensory Friendly Movies at the Liberty Theater

DAYTON – A sensory friendly screening of The Secret Life of Pets will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Sat., Aug. 20 at the Liberty Theater. The movie will be shown with dimmed lights and reduced volume and the audience will be able to move around. This...

 

Richland Glass Artist At Wenaha Gallery

DAYTON – Alice Beckstrom, a Richland artist who creates new glass pieces from recycled and discarded windows and sliding doors, is the featured Pacific Northwest Art Event artist, Mon., Aug. 13 through Sat., Sept. 10. at Dayton’s Wenaha Gallery...

 

Teeny McMunn: My Recipe Box

Ingredients 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup vegetable oil 3 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups white sugar 2 cups finely shredded and drained zucchini 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 pint...

 

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