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Articles from the October 10, 2019 edition

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 By Michele Smith    News    October 10, 2019

100 years of 4-H in Columbia County

DAYTON-Since becoming the WSU Dayton Extension Agent fifteen years ago, Paul Carter said youth enrollment in 4-H has increased from 75 to 102, this year, and remains steady. "It is very important to...

 

Four-man string band Che Apalache to appear at the Gesa PowerHouse Theater on Friday, October 18

WALLA WALLA—Che Apalache is a four-man string band who have been taking audiences by storm with their fusion of Latin and American roots music. Led by Joe Troop, the band features three powerhouse...

 

Walla Walla County Commissioners held an open house at the Waitsburg Lions Club to give residents a forum to address county issues.

Attending the meeting were Walla Walla County Commissioners Todd Kimball and Greg Tompkins, Walla Walla County Director of Public Works Tony Garcia and Director of the Walla Walla County Emergency Management System Liz Jeffries WAITSBURG—A small...

 

Life-saving devices not always available

Pointed questions were raised about the availability of automated external defibrillator devices (AEDs) and naloxone at the County Commissioner's Open House on Monday, September 30th, revealing two si...

 

Manhattan Short Film Festival Winner

DAYTON—The Manhattan Short Film Festival was well attended. Sylvia, written and directed by Richard Prendergast of the United Kingdom, is the Gold Medal Winner of the 2019 Manhattan Short Film...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago October 15, 2009 Photo caption: Former Waitsburg resident Kathy Rose, of Griffin, Ga, carried a copy of The Times when she attended the 9/12 Taxpayers March on Washington D. C. Her she is on the West Lawn of the U. S. Capitol building...

 

Turn America's innovators loose on greenhouse gases

Assuming that reducing greenhouse gases are an ongoing challenge, we need government policies and the “political will” to turn our nation’s entrepreneurs and researchers lose to take risks and i...

 

New Cow-Whisperer in Town

Hi, my name is Rod Johnson and my wife Lisa and I moved here to Waitsburg back in January. I have been told that in Waitsburg you are still new in town until the 2nd or 3rd generation. So I guess we...

 

Blue Mountain Chorus Invites Guest Singers

Do you love to sing holiday music?  Following the success of The Blue Mountain Chorus/Sweet Adeline’s Holiday Guest Chorus last year, the chorus is once again offering this wonderful opportunity for women to sing with Blue Mountain Chorus and...

 

Dayton Chamber of Commerce hires Molly Weatherill-Tate

Former Coffey Communications employee Molly Weatherill-Tate was recently named the Executive Director & Events Coordinator of the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. Dayton Chamber of Commerce Vice President Anne Walsh announced the hiring. Previously a...

 

'Newfie Day' celebrates courageous canine from Corps of Discovery  

OLYMPIA, WA—Washington State Parks invites the public—especially youth—to meet “Sage,” a Newfoundland dog, enjoy puppet shows and watch canine skills demonstrations during Newfie Day at Sacajawea Historical State Park near Pasco.Newfie Da...

 

Breast cancer survivor's celebration Oct. 15

All breast cancer survivors and a guest are invited to a free celebration Oct. 15 from 6 to 8pm at Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center. The evening of fellowship will include hors d’oeuvres, gifts, prizes, and vendors for massage therapy,...

 

Haunted Halloween Tour

Halloween is almost here...does the prospect of a tour of a cemetery at dusk with flashlights sound fascinating? If it does the Mt. View Cemetery Halloween tours are for you! On Saturday, October 26th, the City of Walla Walla Parks and Recreation...

 

Free drive through adult flu clinic Oct. 26

Providence will offer its annual free drive through adult flu shot clinic Oct. 26 at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the vaccine is gone. People can be vaccinated without leaving their cars, and no appointments are...

 

Cheers to Blush Salon

Brooke's new metal sign is classing up Main Street. Designed and made with the help of a family friend, Darrel Fusselman, from Tri-cities who owns DF Ironworks....

 

WWCSO

October 4 Theft and burglary committed by an unknown suspect(s). on the 6500 block of HWY 12 in Walla Walla County. October 5 A lost wallet was reported at the Walla Walla County fairgrounds. October 6 An underage female was arrested for consumption...

 

Enhance Fitness classes offer fall prevention skills for those 60+

Instructor Melissa Lambert teaches three one-hour fitness classes on non-consecutive days to folks in Waitsburg who are 60 years old and older. A low-cost, evidence-based group exercise and falls...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    October 10, 2019

Starbuck kids to have lunch five days a week until the end of the school year

STARBUCK-With generous donations from Columbia Pulp and the Blue Mountain Community Foundation, the Starbuck School District is now able to provide 37 K-8 graders with lunches, five days a week,...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    October 10, 2019

Let's save a life

Waitsburg emergency medical services volunteers needed The need for emergency medical services (EMS) volunteers is reaching a high-point, and rural communities are feeling the effects. If you're...

 

Felting autumn acorns is crafty fun for kids

Felting "acorns" using fluffy natural wool is a relaxing and enjoyable fall activity for all ages. It's especially suited for young children who like to get their hands in soapy water to shape and...

 

Frenchtown historical foundation annual fundraiser

The annual Frenchtown Rendezvous will be held on October 12, 2019, at Assumption Church Parish Hall, located at 2098 E Alder St. in Walla Walla, WA The Rendezvous is the Frenchtown Historical Foundati...

 

Umatilla National Forest cautions visitors about fall forest conditions

PENDLETON, OR-Umatilla National Forest officials ask hunters and forest visitors to use caution, plan ahead and know the weather and forest conditions before heading out into the woods. Fall weather...

 

Fundraiser slated for Dayton toddler facing cancer

DAYTON-Chayton Gatlin's family will be holding a fundraising gathering on Saturday, October 12 at the Dayton Eagles Club located at 222 E. Main. From 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Chayton's cancer diagnosis and...

 

Sheehan Gallery celebrates Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts

On Friday, October 11th, Whitman College’s Sheehan Gallery is pleased to present Karl Davis, the Executive Director of Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, who will speak about the development of...

 

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