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Articles from the April 23, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    April 23, 2020

Millstone Cafe and Bakery opens their doors on April 23, 2020

WAITSBURG- Homemade red velvet doughnuts, build-your-own sandwiches and themed dinners will soon be served at 206 Main Street, as the Callahan family wraps up the last few preparations for a soft open...

 

Walla Walla County seeing broader community transmission of COVID-19

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County Department of Community Health (DCH). has confirmed that Sunday, April 19th, 2020 had the largest spike in daily cases for COVID-19 in the county. Over the weekend, they reported six additional cases of COVID-19,...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    April 23, 2020

Dayton School District board report for April

DAYTON—Learning has taken a curious shape in the Dayton School District since brick and mortar schools were shut down on March 17. The school closures have provided opportunities for teachers and st...

 

State recalls 12,000 COVID-19 test kits due to possible contamination

CAMP MURRAY, Wash.—On April 17, 2020, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) was alerted by UW Medicine to discontinue use of a recently-procured batch of COVID-19 specimen collection kits that UW Medicine believed may have a quality...

 
 By Tracy Thompson    News    April 23, 2020

Despite stay-at-home orders, protesters gather regionally

According to Associated Press reports, thousands of people gathered in Olympia, WA on Sunday, April 19 to protest Gov. Jay Inslee’s stay-at-home order designed to combat the spread of the coronavirus. Protesters could be seen holding signs that...

 

Little free pantry in Dayton

This cute redesigned cabinet is the home of the Little Free Pantry located at the First Congregational Church, corner of Third and Spring Street, Dayton. Take what you need, leave what you...

 

Prescott seeks a Parks Commissioner

PRESCOTT—Prescott Joint Parks and Recreation District recently announced the retirement of Patsy Welch Adams Warnock, a 13-year member of the local Recreation District. Her post at Position #2 expires in 2021, therefore the Commissioners must seek...

 

Applicants sought for vacancies on Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors

WALLA WALLA—There are currently three open positions on the Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors. The district has been inactive for some years. There is an interest in reactivating the district to assist with certain flood...

 

Happy birthday, Doris Huffman!

Deanna Tipton planned a birthday parade to celebrate her mother Doris Huffman's 90th birthday this past Monday. Friends and neighbors drove by her Orchard Street home with signs and merriment to...

 

How are Waitsburg teachers connecting with their students?

"I am using a combination of methods-old and new-to communicate with my students and their parents. During the first week I sent a letter home to seniors and their parents, encouraging them during...

 

Waitsburg City Council Update

WAITSBURG— The Waitsburg City Council met on Wednesday, April 15 via conference call. Mayor Marty Dunn, Councilmembers Jim Romine, Kevin House, Kate Hockersmith, KC Kuykendall, and Terry Jacoy were present. Incoming council members David Paxton,...

 

Reader appreciates domestic violence article, offers help from the Northwest Justice Project

To the Publisher: Thanks for running the interview with the YWCA DV advocates and sharing information about domestic violence in the time of stay-at-home orders. I work for Northwest Justice Project, a statewide nonprofit law firm which helps low-inc...

 

Birthdays

April 23: Claudia Cunningham, Juanita Gluck, Vera Webber, Sandra Cox, Caleb Durkee, Nico Harri and Lisa Kysar. April 24: Betty Callahan, Julia Manyak, Rick Huwe, Bess Harter, Geneva Pettichord, Jason Sickles, Cheyenne Frohreich. April 25: Sharon...

 

Washington WIC available to pregnant women, new moms, and young children

OLYMPIA—During this challenging time, Washington Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC) is here for vulnerable families. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC gives families access...

 

Checking in with others, news from friend in Brooklyn is stark

While at the time of this writing, there are only 37 cases of COVID-19 in Walla Walla County, I have been keeping pace with the spread of the outbreak by checking in with friends around the country. On my return from my recent trip to the Dominican...

 

Federal water quality standards withdrawal disappoints Washington State Ecology Director

On April 16, 2020, the Environmental Protection Agency (epa.gov) announced their final rule to withdraw the federal water quality standards for certain human health criteria in Washington (40 CFR 131.45)  The final rule will be effective 30...

 

Inslee expands eviction moratorium

OLYMPIA—On April 16 Gov. Jay Inslee expanded protections for renters as COVID-19 continues to impact the finances of Washingtonians statewide. “It is clear that as we deal with the challenges around COVID-19, the financial impacts on...

 

COVID-19 survivors may help save lives by donating blood

CAMP MURRAY, WA—The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Washington State Department of Health, and Bloodworks Northwest are partnering to make the...

 

Local winery making a splash on social media selling "Quarantine" Pinot Noir

Walla Walla winery Nocking Point Wine has pivoted recently to involve global celebrities and fundraising for the COVID-19 outbreak. Co-founders Andrew Harding and actor Stephen Ammell (the Green...

 

Legal Notices

Superior Court of Washington, County of Columbia In re: Petitioner: Terysa Lynn Marietta, aka Terysa Lynn Johnson aka Terysa Lynn Harvey aka Terysa Marietta Harvey No. 20-3-00002-2 Summons Served by Publication And Respondent/s:Ronald Charles... Full story

 

Planting and patience, an oxymoron to me

When I was a child, everyone said that my father and I were like “two peas in a pod.” Physically we had a strong family resemblance, similar mannerisms and a strong stubborn streak. Politely, we listened intently to people’s advice, then...

 
 By Emma Philbrook    News    April 23, 2020

Timely unsolicited horticultural advice from Emma

Last week's Times ran a couple articles about gardening. As offering unsolicited advice is one of my favorite pastimes-and as I'm sure you're not interested in another week's worth of secondhand...

 
 By Paul Gregutt    News    April 23, 2020

The Cookie Chronicles

"Music soothes the savage beast" is a common expression with an uncommon history. It's a misquote from The Mourning Bride, a poem by William Congreve written in 1697, which opens "Musick hath charms...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    April 23, 2020

Waitsburg School Board Update

WAITSBURG— The Waitsburg School Board met April 16, via Zoom video conference. Superintendent Mark Pickel, board members Ross Hamann, Pam Chapman, Sarah Bodrieau, Lisa Morrow and Christy House were...

 

Responsibly gardening to beautify Main Street

The Waitsburg Garden Club used proper social distancing to deliver this year's flowers to Main Street's plant pots....

 

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