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Articles from the November 5, 2020 edition

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 By Beka Compton    News    November 5, 2020

A tail-wagging' Aloha

WAITSBURG-Not everyone is as excited to wake up in Hawaii and go to bed in Washington as Lark, the dog. On October 28, a Hercules C-130 flew more than 600 dogs and cats from the Kauai Humane Society...

 

Walla Walla County signs contract with Providence St. Mary Medical for COVID-19 quarantine housing

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County has signed a contract with Providence St. Mary Medical Center to provide COVID-19 quarantine housing at the Providence Southgate Medical Park’s main building (the former Walla Walla General Hospital) in the 400...

 
 By Michele Smith    News    November 5, 2020

Six cases of COVID-19 reported in Columbia County on Monday

DAYTON—There are six new cases of COVID-19 since Tuesday, October 29, as reported by Public Health Administrator Martha Lanman to the County Board of Health on Monday. She said the six cases in...

 

Preliminary election results

Statewide measures Referendum Measure No. 90 Approved 59.65% Advisory vote No. 32 Repealed 59.6% Advisory vote No. 33 Repealed 57.55% Advisory vote No. 34 Repealed 60.19% Advisory vote No. 35 Repealed 52.74% Senate Joint Resolution No. 8212 Rejected...

 

Walla Walla County Rural Libraries reopened Monday, November 2

The Walla Walla County Rural Library District will reopen to the public on Monday, November 2, 2020. Library patrons may call their local branch to make an appointment to either browse the collection or use a computer. Curbside delivery of materials...

 

ALTC Council of Governments seeking volunteers

Southeast Washington Aging & Long-Term Care (SE WA ALTC) is accepting applications from interested citizens wishing to serve on the Volunteer Advisory Council in Columbia County and Walla Walla County. SE WA ALTC is a state-designated, eight-county...

 

Dayton Memorial Library to reopen on Nov. 9 with modified services

DAYTON—The Dayton Memorial Library is reopening on Monday, November 9, with modified services for the safety of patrons and staff. At this time, only the Main Floor will be open. The hours are 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday-Friday. The library will...

 

applicants sought to fill vacancies on Waitsburg-Coppei Flood Control District Board of Directors

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 control...

 

Correction

In last week’s edition, the Apples from the Past article mistakenly referred to LZ Conover as ‘the late LZ Conover.’ At 92 years young, LZ is alive and well, and still living at home!...

 

City of Waitsburg offers leaf bin for residents

WAITSBURG—The City of Waitsburg has a leaf disposal bin available for residents to use at the City Shop. Leaves may be bagged or loose. The bin is available Monday-Friday, from 8 a.m until 4 p.m. City employees ask that residents refrain from...

 
 By Beka Compton    News    November 5, 2020

Prescott School District exploring solar power project

WAITSBURG-The future is sunny and bright for the Prescott School District. The school board plans to make a final decision on a solar array project that can save the district thousands of dollars in...

 

COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan update from the Washington State Department of Health

OLYMPIA—The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) continues progress on COVID-19 vaccine distribution planning efforts. DOH is encouraging healthcare providers to prepare to enroll as approved COVID-19 vaccine providers, sending an official...

 

Letter from Columbia County Commissioners

Finished in 1887, the Columbia County Courthouse is a beautiful piece of history, a boon to the tourist industry, and a general point of pride for the citizens of the county. From its stately position and through several facelifts, the courthouse...

 

Enrollment Opens Nov. 1 for Washington's GET Prepaid Tuition Program

Olympia—Washington State’s Guaranteed Education Tuition (GET) program opens Sunday, November 1, for a new enrollment period, providing families a fresh opportunity to start saving for future college costs while their children are young. The...

 

Walla Walla County experiences uptick in COVID-19 cases

WALLA WALLA—Walla Walla County has seen a drastic uptick in COVID-19 cases, with more than 300 cases being reported over the past two weeks. On Sunday, November 1, sixty positive cases were reported, which has been the largest daily case count for...

 

Kiwanis award

Chuck Reeves was recently given an award by the Dayton Kiwanis Club. The inscription reads, Charles Reeves In appreciation for serving Dayton Kiwanis as President for 2019-20. Your leadership and...

 

WWCSO

October 27 Malicious mischief, vehicle damage to the door handles. Walla Walla County October 30 Identity-theft reported. Walla Walla County A theft was reported in the county. Wallula October 31 Deputies responded to a report of malicious mischief...

 

Fresh Snow, Blaze Orange and opening day roosters

Turning down Lewis Gulch, I spied a beautiful draw curling into the wheat fields, free of human track. A sight for sore eyes on the eastern Washington pheasant opener. Whipping the Tundra to the...

 
 By Brianna Wray    News    November 5, 2020

Humanities Washington speaker events in full swing

Free public presentations on history, politics, music, philosophy, and more WALLA WALLA-Through the Walla Walla Public Library, the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau talks are free and available...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Bills

This week Seattle travels to Buffalo to play the AFC East leading Bills. The Bills are 6-2 this year and just came off a big win against the New England Patriots, who they hadn’t won a game against...

 

Touchet Valley Women's Golf

The Touchet Valley Ladies' Golf Club modified season officially ended on Wednesday, October 7, when Ladies Golf Club members, and guests Bette Lou Crothers, and Betty Alexander, gathered for a...

 

Tech Talk: Freesources

Free resources WORLD WIDE WEB-For Halloween, we thought it would be fun to watch the scary-not-scary movie Pulse. In it, Maddie (Kristen Bell) is startled to find that her recently deceased boyfriend...

 

Walla Walla Community College offers "mask-to-mask" tutoring for students

WALLA WALLA-Students attending Walla Walla Community College can now make an appointment for an in-person, "mask-to-mask" tutoring session to use the computer lab, as well as other services at the Col...

 

Manners in a pandemic

Once again, I say “thank you” to the parents of Waitsburg. Your children made Halloween a much-needed fun evening during these challenging times. The kids were cute and always said, “thank you...

 

12 Days of sharing

In preparation for holiday giving, each day add an item to a box. Bring the box to the Waitsburg Resource Center (WRC) (food bank) Drop-off sites: Waitsburg Catholic, Christian and Presbyterian Churches, and the Waitsburg Resource Center WRC...

 

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