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Fundraiser set for ailing Milton-Freewater man

MILTON-FREEWATER -- A fundriaser dinner, raffle and silent auction will be held Saturday at Elks Lodge 2146, 611 N. Main St.

The event, which includes a chili and cornbread dinner, will benefit area resident Roy Dietsch, who is being treated for bladder cancer in Portland.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for children 6-10 and free for children under 6. The event starts at 6 p.m.

Donations also may be made to Oregon First Community Credit Union, where an account has been set up to benefit Dietsch.

Radio station sponsors fundraising book sale

COLLEGE PLACE -- Radio station KLRF FM 88.5 is sponsoring a book sale Friday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at Andy's Market.

The books include classics, popular, children's devotional, cookbooks, self-help and more. Proceeds will benefit the station, which will soon move from West Poplar Street in Walla Walla to Sonbridge Community center, 1200 S.E. 12th St.

The station, featuring gospel music, brief devotionals and discussions of everyday life issues, serves Tri-cities, Prosser, LaGrande and Biggs Junction areas as well as the Walla Walla Valley.

Triple Point Masquerade Ball set for Saturday at church

The Pride Foundation and PFLAG of Walla Walla will sponsor a Triple Point Masquerade Ball on Saturday, 7-10 p.m., at First Congregational Church, 73 S. Palouse St.

The free event is open to youth ages 13-18; student identification must be presented at the door.

Grant, Nealey to discuss issues relevant to Latinos

WALLA WALLA -- State Rep. Laura Grant will debate Terry Nealey, her challenger for the 16th District state representative position, during a Sunday event geared to discuss issues pertinent to the Latino community.

Grant, a Democrat, and Nealey, a Republican, will debate from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Nativity Hall of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 415 W. Alder St. The discussion is hosted by El Proyecto Voz Latina, a community-based organization focused on Latino voter education and outreach, and created by Whitman College senior Pedro Galvao. The debate is the latest in a series of efforts coordinated by Galvao to increase Latinos' participation in local politics.

Issues for debate will be geared toward those of most interest to the Latino community, Galvao said, but the event is open to everyone. Live Spanish translation will be provided.

Museum, historical society to hold quarterly meeting

Dennis Dauble of WSU-Tri-Cities will be guest speaker at the Fort Walla Walla Museum/Walla Walla Valley Historical Society quarterly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Wallowa Room of Best Western Walla Walla Suites Inn, 7 E. Oak St.

Dauble teaches graduate-level courses in biology and management of fishes and fish ecology. In addition to his teaching, he has extensive experience in his field; he worked as manager of the Environmental S&T Product Line within the energy and environment directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory for 36 years. He contributes a regular column on regional fish issues to the Tri-City Herald and has authored a guide book, "Fishes of the Columbia Basin," published by Keokee, Inc. this summer. He will answer questions after his talk.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Refreshments are available. For more information, call 525-7703.

Baha'is to hold potluck celebration Monday at park

WALLA WALLA -- The Baha'is of Walla Walla will celebrate the birthday of the Ba'b from 6:30-9 p.m. Monday at Pioneer Park's Garden Center. There will be an international potluck dinner.

The Ba'b was born Oct. 20, 1819. Baha'is believe the Ba'b was invested with innate powers of spiritual comprehension. In his youth, his teachers were amazed at his profound, insightful interpretations of the Quran and other spiritual writings. For Baha'is, the Ba'b was a herald and announcer of the Baha'i era, which began in 1844.

Hospital safety to be addressed at Tuesday session

Hospital safety for all with be under the microscope on Tuesday at 7 p.m., at Walla Walla General Hospital auditorium.

"The Healthiness Factor: Hospital Quality" will feature Dr. Keith Doram, vice-president of clinical effectiveness for Adventist Health, Carol Wagner, vice president of patient safety for Washington State Hospital Association and Harvey Crowder, administrator for Walla Walla County Public Health Department.

Issues such as hand washing by medical providers, MRSA testing and preparation for H1N1 flu will be the focus of the free event, which is open to all. Information about fall prevention, safe medication practices and more will be available.

Cleanup planned at Leidall Memorial Outdoor Learning Lab

MILTON-FREEWATER -- An afternoon cleanup is planned for Oct. 24 at the Leidall Memorial Outdoor Learning Lab at Ferndale Elementary School. Volunteers will get the lab ready for fall and winter learning projects and clean up the creek, and should bring rakes, loppers and pitchforks and gloves.

The cleanup will run from 1-5 p.m., when all are invited to stay for a supper of hot dogs, chips and cider. Volunteers are asked to RSVP at 938-7086 so enough food can be arranged.

To get to the school take Highway 11 north of city limits then turn left on Ferndale Road. The school is at corner of Ferndale Road and Old Milton Highway. The Outdoor Lab is at north end of school ground, behind bus corral.

For more information, contact Bob Chicken at bob.chicken@wwbwc.org or 938-7086 or 522-5289, or go to fdes.miltfree.k12.or.us/landlab.

Compiled by Union-Bulletin staff.

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