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Identifying, treating and removing poison oak, ivy and sumac

The USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service recognizes fifteen species of poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac throughout the known world and five of those grow natively in North America....

Never too old for fun!

Submitted by Booker Rest Home Activities Coordinator Jessica Reger A wet and wild time was had by all at Booker Rest Home in Dayton on Friday July 12. Booker kicked off their 2nd Annual Summer Fun...

Three candidates vie for City of Dayton mayor Position

DAYTON-Dayton City council members Delphine Bailey, Mike Paris, and Zac Weatherford are in the running to be Dayton's next mayor. Voters living inside the City will get the chance to decide which two...

National Night Out Is Aug. 6

DAYTON-Dayton's annual National Night Out event will take place at the Dayton City Park on Tues., Aug. 6 from 5-8 p.m. Columbia County residents are encouraged to join with thousands of communities...

Reader photo of the week

"I have never seen the wildflowers as profuse as they are in The Blues right now. The color is mind boggling, and the carpets of wildflowers is in places vast. This scene is on Skyline Drive on the...

MLB American League Leaders

ERA Batting Average C. Morton TB 2.35 D. LeMahieu NYY .330 M. Minor TEX 2.73 R. Devers BOS .325 J. Verlander HOU 2.98 M. Brantley HOU .324 J. Odorizzi MIN 3.06 T. Anderson CHW .317 J. Berrios MIN 3.10 J. Polanco MIN .311 Wins Home Runs L. Lynn TEX...

Which Mariners are likely to be traded before July 31?

With the All-Star break behind us and the trade deadline just a couple weeks away, which Mariners are most likely to be traded? Most fans would like to see Félix Hernández or Kyle Seager moved but...

Nobody's Perfect

Last week I was reminded that just because I am an avid reader of newspapers and the owner and publisher of this newspaper, I am not a reporter. This hit me when I opened the July 11 Times and found an error I was completely responsible for. First,...

No Green Cheese, Drill Sergeant

Shortly, after Apollo 11 landed on the moon and astronaut Neil Armstrong took his famous first steps on the dusty lunar surface, some comedian in our army unit at Ft. Knox, KY, posted a sign in our barracks: “Sorry, Drill Sgt., No Green...

WDFW reauthorizes lethal action in OPF wolf pack

SPOKANE—Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Director Kelly Susewind reauthorized WDFW staff to lethally remove wolves from the OPT pack on July 10. The OPT pack has repeatedly preyed on cattle on federal grazing lands in the Kettle River...

Greg Blake & Real Country Concert

WAITSBURG—Greg Blake & Real Country will visit Waitsburg to perform a country music/bluegrass concert at ArtX Gallery, located at 117 Main Street in Waitsburg, on Wed., Aug. 7 at 7 p.m. The concert is hosted by the Touchet Valley Music Project...

Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

July 11 APS Referral: Adult protective services referral in the 11 block of N. “E” Street in Prescott. July 5 Theft: Deputies investigated a report of theft on the 700 block of Coppei Ave. in...

Youth trap shoot, July 20

MILTON-FREEWATER, Ore.—Blue Mountain Pheasants Forever will host a youth trap shoot, Sat., July 20 at East End Rod and Gun Club in Milton-Freewater, Ore. Larry Boe will provide a habitat restoration presentation at 8:00 a.m. with the trap shoot...

Free Mobile Food Giveway

DAYTON—A Free Mobile Food Giveaway will take place on on Thurs., Aug. 8 from noon-2 p.m. at Columbia County Fairgrounds. Please bring a box to take food home. Volunteers are needed to help package produce and are requested to arrive at 10:30 am...

Wenaha Gallery Special Event

DAYTON—Dayton’s Wenaha Gallery will hold a special event on Sat., July 20 for Alumni Weekend, which happens to fall on the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing. The gallery, located at 219 E. Main, will offer artisan treats all day and...

Touchet Valley Trail Survey

COLUMBIA/WALLA WALLA Counties—The public survey for the Touchet Valley Trail, posted by the Port of Columbia, will remain open through the end of August. Stakeholders would appreciate input from anyone living in the area. Find a link to the...

Tech Talk: How to Access Free eBooks & Audiobooks

Are you an avid reader or a reluctant one? How often do you find yourself at the library? Did you know you can access thousands of free audiobooks, magazines and eBooks from your public library from...

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

I'm a popcorn addict; once I start, it's hard for me to stop. So that is why the large bag of Chicka-Pop popcorn from Costco is not allowed in the house (for awhile). This recipe called out to me,...

Order of the Eastern Star

Submitted by Patricia Wilson Seven members of the Waitsburg Eastern Star Chapter attend WA State Grand Chapter June 24-26, 2019, in Wenatchee. Waitsburg’s Worthy Matron Patricia Wilson served as Page to the Grand Worthy Matron at Grand Chapter....

Pioneer Portraits

Ten Years Ago July 16, 2009 Some of the Spring Valley Ranches ground was once owned by William G. Preston, who spent several years in a variety of enterprises before landing in Waitsburg and becoming...

Waitsburg Rainbow Assembly

Submitted by Patricia Wilson Waitsburg Assembly girls Annie Trent and Kendra Smith attendeded the 2019 International Order of Rainbow for Girls Grand Assembly July 12-14 in Yakima. Both girls were 2018-2019 Grand Officers. At the 2019 session,...

Fun & Games

Puzzles, Fun & Games for this week! Good luck...

Birthdays

July 19: Ray Johnson, Jessica Hofer, Jacob Johnson, Adam Mellish, Zachariah Beasley, Marilyn Stellwagen, Porter Larsen. July 20: Gary Marshall, Beverly Low, Brandon McKinney, Alexa Groom, Jamie Pettichord, Lisa DeCoria, Reagan Miller, Joan Winslow....

Legal Notices

NO. 19-4-00120-36 NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.030 SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR THE COUNTY OF WALLA WALLA In the Matter of the Estate of: DAVID HAROLD CULLUM, Deceased. The personal representative named below has been...

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