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You may know LeFore's Skin Care & Health Spa for its manicures, massages, microdermabrasion and more. But did you know it also offers meals?

The LeFore's Spa Juice Bar & Café serves everything from soups and smoothies to paninis and stuffed portabellas. The café operates inside LeFore's, 2 E. Polar St., 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

An American, Greek or Italian wrap or panini is $5.95 for a whole and $2.98 for a half. Among the favorites is a curried chicken salad (a vegetarian meat alternative is available) served on a croissant for $7. Other items on the menu include stuffed poblano chilis and stuffed baby portabellas in season.

Beverages include Italian sodas, flowering teas and iced tea of the day. Fresh fruit smoothies, which run $5.95 for 20 ounces, are made with coconut milk and choice of fruit: blueberry, strawberry, triple-berry or tropical. For more details, visit LeFore's online at leforespa.com or on Facebook.

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'Dedi-Kate Turner will play at the Walla Faces downtown tasting room, 216 E. Main St., 7-9 p.m.

Turner is in the process of recording her debut album between performances throughout the area. She opened for Sawyer Brown at the end of July.

Turner explored her passion for country western singing and song writing in Nashville, according to the announcement. She went there hoping to find her place in the music industry. "It was the first time I was surrounded by music in that way. Music on every corner, a million artists just like me, all working towards the same thing," she said in a statement.

"I realized I was ready to really do this. I am a good vocalist, I do write good music, and I can hold my own with anyone else in Nashville. And instead of staying in the dog fight over there I decided to come back home, surround myself with support and start from the ground up, finish a solid EP, build a band and start creating a local fan base."

A broken engagement inspired her song "Baby No," which has developed a following on iTunes and Facebook, where her fans are known as Dedi-Kates.

For more details on this evening's show, contact Walla Faces at 301-1181 or via Facebook.

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The Walla Walla COUNTRY Financial office is marking a milestone anniversary for one of its representatives.

Wayne Larson is celebrating his 35th year serving clients as a representative at the office that offers insurance and financial products.

Larson, a Milton-Freewater resident, has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter and Life Underwriter Training Council fellow designations to help diversify the services he offers clients at 509 W. Main St.

To reach him, call 525-9106.

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Community Bank has awarded nearly $7,000 to students who made the grade during the last school year.

In the second year of the bank's "Earn While You Learn Program," the bank recently handed out money to more than 275 student-customers.

The program encourages students to pursue academic success by awarding them for good grades, according to an announcement from the Joseph, Ore.,-based bank which operates branches in Walla Walla, College Place and Milton-Freewater.

During June and July all branches accepted end-of-the-year report cards from students in first through 12th grades.

For every top grade -- As for middle- and high-school students and equivalents for grade-school kids -- the bank deposited $1 into their Community Bank youth savings accounts.

Students can earn up to $50 annually with payments for the whole year given in the first two summer months.

This year's participation from students increased almost 80 percent from last year, bank officials said.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at vickihillhouse@wwub.com or 526-8321.

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