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Articles from the July 18, 2019 edition

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Thank you for your service

Columbia-Walla Walla Fire No. 2 volunteer retirees were honored by their peers at a fire station barbeque on Sun., July 15. Retiring volunteers received plaques thanking them for their years of...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    July 18, 2019

Citizens sound off over fireworks enforcement

DAYTON— At last week’s Dayton City Council meeting Christine Broughton was selected by the council to fill the remainder of Zac Weatherford’s city council term, which was created when he became Dayton’s Interim Mayor. The council interviewed...

 

Grant funds keep Touchet Valley Trail moving along

COLUMBIA COUNTY—A grant of $637,000 will take the Touchet Valley Trail, to be developed between Dayton and Waitsburg, from the planning to engineering stages. The grant, awarded by the Washington Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian and...

 

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...

 

Send your pooch pics!

Holly (left) doesn't qualify as a farm dog, but yours might! The Times is planning an extra-special Harvest Issue, to come out on July 25, and we need your help. We would love to show off our local...

 

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...

 

Meetings & Gatherings

Alcoholics Anonymous - Dayton: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Dayton First Congregational Church-UCC dining room, 214 S. 3rd St. Alcoholics Anonymous – Waitsburg: Saturday, Monday and Friday, 9 p.m., Presbyterian Church basement, 504 Main St....

 
 By Lane Gwinn    Commentary    July 18, 2019

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 Cheese!...

 

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 to...

 

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...

 

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 survey...

 

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...

 

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,...

 

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. It...

 

Mega Sports Camp VBS & Bicycle Rodeo

WAITSBURG—The Waitsburg Christian Church will host a Mega Sports Camp Vacation Bible School on July 22-26 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. VBS Registration forms are available for download at www.christianchurch.com and should be brought to the first day of...

 

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 Waitsburg....

 

Blush Grand Opening

Views from the festivities....

 

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....

 

Classifieds

MAIN STREET SALON DAYTON Private room with restroom available for rent Salon station for rent Call Christine 509-382-2060 CITY OF DAYTON PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT The City of Dayton is looking for a new crew member to join our Public Works Maintenance...

 

Local places: roads, hollows, gulches and grades

Note from the editor: This article was reprinted with permission from the Blue Mountain Heritage Society Summer 2019 newsletter. The Times thought our readership would find it both as enjoyable and informative, as we did. From the BMHS newsletter...

 

Volunteers preserve local history

DAYTON-"It's really amazing how much has been done with just volunteers. We have a really committed group of people working together to preserve our local history," said Blue Mountain Heritage...

 

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...

 

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...

 

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