Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Anglers 14 years and younger will be able to toss their lines in the pond during the annual Youth Fishing Derby at Lions Park in College Place April 21.
The event will be from 8 a.m. to noon or until the 200 trout placed there by the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department are all caught, said Dave Walk, College Place Lions president.
“This year’s Sunday event is a tip of the Lion’s hat to the Adventist community and its youths in College Place.
“The Seventh-Day Adventist community does an amazing amount of service and good works for College Place.
“Moving our event from Saturday to Sunday this year will allow those youths and their parents the opportunity to participate,” Dave said in a release.
These young fisherfolk do not need fishing licenses to participate. Prizes — while they last — are given to each young person who catches a fish. Troop 312 Boy Scouts and their leaders will handle prize distribution.
Participants, their companions and other spectators can fuel up for the big catch with the Lions’ annual $3 Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Boy Scouts during the same four-hour time frame.
Proceeds will help defray the high costs of summer camp for the boys, Dave said.
“The fishing is free, the pancakes inexpensive but the family fun is priceless. Come on out on Sunday morning and enjoy yourselves,” Dave said.
The park is at 801 Larch St.
The Library of Congress uploaded the next set of long-awaited newspaper titles for the National Digital Newspaper Program, according to Shawn Schollmeyer, Washington State Library NDNP coordinator in a release.
Historic Washington state newspapers can now be searched on the Chronicling America website, chroniclingamerica.loc.gov .
Besides being able to search early newspapers from Washington Territory and early statehood, each title also includes publication information and a short essay about the paper’s history.
“Take a scroll through the pioneering days of newspaper publishing in Walla Walla County, which lead to the daily Evening Statesman, 1.usa.gov/10Kmtj0, published during the period of 1903-1910.
The Washington State Library is digitizing 100,000 more pages of historic newspapers for the third and last grant cycle of the NDNP project, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities and Library of Congress.
Approximately two-thirds of the states across the country are now participating, contributing over 6 million pages of newspaper content to date.
In the West, Oregon and California are current participants, and over the next few years the contributions of Alaska and Idaho should be seen.
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