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Articles from the December 21, 2017 edition

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Community Worship

The Waitsburg Presbyterian Church was filled to the brim during the annual Community Christmas Program on Sun., Dec. 17....

 

Manila Bay Café Moves to Blue Mountain Station

DAYTON-At the end of this month, the Manila Bay Café is moving from its present location on Main St., to Suite B at the Blue Mountain Station. Restaurant owner Jonathan Betts told Port officials he...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Waitsburg School District Approves Levy

WAITSBURG – At their regular Dec. 13 meeting, the Waitsburg School Board approved a replacement two-year enrichment levy of $2.71 per $1,000 of assessed value for 2019 and 2020. How much will actually be collected, however, is yet to be...

 

Havilah Grace Moser

Havilah Grace Moser was born to proud parents Bret and Bethany Moser on Dec. 7 at 4:41 a.m. at home in Waitsburg. Havilah weighed 8 lbs and was attended by Hihgland Midwife Birth Services midwife...

 

Dorothy "Dot" Jane Bodman

Dot, 99, passed away December 17, 2017 at her home in Wheatland Village, Walla Walla, WA. A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Wheatland Village, 1500 Catherine...

 

Pioneer Portraits - December 21, 2017

Ten Years Ago December 27, 2017 Photo caption: The Cardinal Players took a curtain call, basking in the applause following their “reader’s theater” presentation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” at the Liberty Theater in Dayton...

 

Wrestling Workshop

WALLA WALLA – Walla Walla Parks and Recreation will offer a winter wrestling workshop for ages 5-13 will be held Dec. 26-28 at the Wa-Hi big gym wrestling room from 9-11 a.m. The camp is open to all skill levels and includes a free T-shirt....

 

Christmas Church Services in Waitsburg and Dayton

The Catholic parishes of St. Mark's, at 405 W. 5th St. in Waitsburg, and St. Joseph's, at 112 S 1st St. in Dayton, look forward to celebrating Christmas Eve with Mass at St. Mark's at 5 p.m. on Dec....

 

WWCSO Daily Press Board

Dec. 17 A Dayton woman reported a theft from her Waitsburg storage unit. Dec. 14 Simple assault between teen girls at Waitsburg High School. Report of an assault at Jubilee Leadership Academy....

 

Birthdays - Week of Dec. 21

December 22: Micah Winnett, Kara Largent, Callie Dueñas, Forrest Mock, Gordon Bateman, Suzanne DeCoria. December 23: Tyler Hofer, Joyce Beckley, Claire Raven, Alta Daniel, Larry Bickelhaupt, Lorene Brown, Kim Douglas, Richard Bessey, Karen Lambert,...

 

Million Wreaths Across America

by Don C. Brunell Christmas is an especially difficult time for anyone grieving for lost loved ones. It is especially painful for America’s military families whose son, daughter, spouse or parent was killed while serving in uniform. Normally, the f...

 

TVAC Endowment Fund

DAYTON - The Touchet Valley Arts Council announces that, through the generosity of a group of donors, an endowment fund has recently been established with the Blue Mountain Community Foundation. The TVAC Endowment Fund will contribute, in...

 

First Day Hike at Palouse Falls

COLUMBIA COUNTY – Kick off the New Year with a First Day Hike at Palouse Falls State Park at 10 a.m. on Jan. 1. Enjoy views of the official state waterfall while learning about area flora, fauna and geology during this guided one-mile hike....

 

Christian Women's Luncheon/Auction

WAITSBURG – The January Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon will be held at Waitsburg Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 10. The meal is $10 and will be catered by Jennifer Hutchens of Pomeroy. Cathy Rasley, from Walla Walla, will talk about...

 

Cardinal Ornament Fundraiser

WAITSBURG - The Waitsburg High School FCCLA ( Family, Community, Career Leaders of America) is selling Cardinal ornaments as a club fundraiser. The shatterproof silver ornaments with a red Cardinal make a great gift for Cardinal fans, future...

 

New at the Library - Weller Public Library

Weller Public Library 212 Main Street, Waitsburg Hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Storytime: Mon. 10:30 a.m. Before We Were Yours, by Lisa Wingate (Fiction) – For readers of Orphan Train and The Nightingale comes a “thought-provoking and...

 

New at the Library - Dayton Memorial Library

Dayton Memorial Library 111 S. 3rd Street, Dayton Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Tues. & Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Storytime: Wed., 10 a.m. Queens of the Conquest: England’s Mid Evil Queens, by Alison Weir...

 

Project Timothy Spreads Christmas Cheer

Volunteers gathered at St. Jospeph's Catholic Church in Dayton on Saturday to assemble 100 food baskets to be delivered to area residents in need. Many recipients came to the church to collect their...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Mary's Candies Continues to Grow

DAYTON – A spur-of-the moment call in to The Michael Smerconish Program on Sirius XM resulted in a nice bump in sales for Mary's Candies in Dayton, this month. Candy maker Nathanial Murphy was liste...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Ffrazure Earthworks Goes the Extra Mile

WAITSBURG – The holidays are typically the season for spreading good cheer, but for Ffrazure Earthworks Excavation, doing good deeds appears to be everyday business. Ffrazure Earthworks spent much o...

 

CCHS Plans to Be Leader in Memory Loss Care

DAYTON—At the last CCHS regular board meeting in November, Stephanie Carpenter, RN, COO, spoke about a meeting she attended sponsored by the Aging and Long Term Care and the Alzheimer’s Association at the SonBridge Community Center in College...

 

Two Down in the County Building and Planning Department

DAYTON--It was confirmed by the BOCC at last week’s regular meeting that County Planner Greg Abramson has been terminated from his job at the County Building and Planning Department, with no reason given. Abramson has been a Senior...

 

4-H Robotics Team Heads to State

DAYTON – First-year 4-H Robotics Coach Jeanne Walter is pretty proud of her group, and rightfully so! The group of seven kids, age 10-13, from both Dayton and Waitsburg, recently won the Research...

 
 By Dena Martin    News    December 21, 2017

Parents Concerned Over Bullying

WAITSBURG – Several adults attended the Wed., Dec. 13 Waitsburg School Board meeting to express concerns about bullying in the school district following an altercation that took place on the high sc...

 

Pomeroy Pirates Take Lady Cards 63-14

WAITSBURG – The Pomeroy Pirates beat the Lady Cards 63-14 in a home-court match on Fri., Dec. 15. Devon Harshman scored seven points for the Cardinals, Deja Williams added four and Chloe Pearson...

 

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