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Articles from the December 8, 2022 edition

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 By Lane Gwinn    News    December 8, 2022

Local youth programs in Valley Gift Guide

WALLA WALLA-The Valley Gift Guide, online and in print, gives donors an easy way to support the many nonprofit organizations that support health, education, daycare, food security, animal welfare,... Full story

 

At the Liberty:

DAYTON-Weekly movies return to the Liberty Theater on December 9 with "Ticket to Paradise." Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts reunite on the big screen as exes who find... Full story

 

Board Members Offer Training for Employees of The Club

 DAYTON — Plus Delta After School Studios (The Club) board of director members, Shellie McLeod and Brad McMasters recently offered The Club employees a training on Goal Setting. Training took place at the Port of Columbia conference room....

 

BMAC Hires Garbe Reser as Interim CEO

WALLA WALLA—The board of directors for Blue Mountain Action Council (BMAC) is pleased to announce the hire of Danielle Garbe Reser as Interim CEO, effective Monday, December 5, 2022. “We are delighted to have Danielle joining our team to bring st...

 

A thank you to town from Santa

Dear Editor and readers of The Times, I am taking the time to send a follow-up letter to the Editor of the Waitsburg Times after a fabulous weekend spent in the Waitsburg area visiting with children of all ages. Not only did I visit with children in... Full story

 

Walla Walla County Reports Spike in Respiratory Illness

WALLA WALLA—Respiratory illness has dramatically increased throughout the U.S. and Washington State, causing strain on healthcare providers, clinics, and hospitals. Influenza, RSV, and COVID infections have led to increased hospitalizations and...

 

Bingo kicked off this year's Hometown Christmas

WAITSBURG-The American Legion Auxiliary Waitsburg Unit 35 brought back the Veterans Benefit Bingo on Friday, December, 2 in the multi-purpose room at Waitsburg Elementary School. It was a big success... Full story

 
 By Karen Huwe    Sports    December 8, 2022

Season opener for DW Wolfpack basketball

DW COMBINE—DW Wolfpack high school boys team traveled to White Swan on Friday, December 2 for its season opener of EWAC basketball. The Wolfpack were out-scored in each quarter, except the third, in a rough game that had fifty-two fouls called....

 

Waitsburg Middle School Students of the Month

 WAITSBURG-These students were chosen by staff based on the following criteria:  Being Prepared!  Entering class on time, with necessary items needed for the class: pens, paper, etc.  Also, using...

 

Santa and Grinch at Ten Ton Coffee

Ten Ton Coffee had visits from a disruptive and Christmas phobic Grinch before the big guy, Mr. C, Santa, Old St. Nick came to town on Sunday. Justin Jaech Jr. was able to keep his wits as the green...

 
 By Popo Ott    Specials    December 8, 2022

Choosing My Religion

I call this series “Just Vignettes” because that’s what they are, just short snapshots of things that have happened to me or have been told to me. I can vouch the stories you read here are...

 

I'm on my way…

As a rule, I don’t believe in signs, and yet there’s a little superstition niggling in me. The day I left to start my European adventure, I noticed the bracelet I was wearing was missing. Though n...

 

Wine of the Week

This southern Oregon winery is a bit under-the-radar but well worth a visit if you are traveling through the Ashland area. All of their wines are well-made and fairly priced, and they do especially...

 

Dayton Ladies Night brings fun and shopping

DAYTON-The Dayton Chamber of Commerce brought Ladies Night Out back on Monday, December 5. Girlfriends and Shopping was a night for participants to relax, rewind, and reboot this holiday season. For...

 

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"Snowy Irish Wolfhound"...

 

PIONEER PORTRAITS

Ten Years Ago December 6, 2012 [Photo Caption] Kindergartner Jessika Lambert chooses just the right spot for her gingerbread man ornament last Thursday. The Waitsburg Elementary School students got...

 

Ginger Spice Stout Cake

The Solstice is officially two weeks away, however here in Waitsburg it already feels like a winter wonderland. A fresh blanket of snow over the festive lights and decorated trees along Main Street...

 

Kids Shopping Night is a wrap

WAITSBURG-The American Legion Auxiliary hosted its annual Kids' Shopping Night at the Waitsburg Town Hall on Monday, December 6. Volunteers and vendors set tables with great gifts at kid-size prices...

 

Winners of Waitsburg's 2022 Christmas Lights Contest

WAITSBURG-Contest organizer Cindy Daves was pleased to announce the winners of this year's Christmas Lights Contest. Congratulations to Kenny and Vikki Foxe, Diana and Anthony Messenger, and Gabe and...

 

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