Seattle native Annie Charnley Eveland is a copy editor and writer. She settled in Walla Walla in 1977 and joined the U-B news staff in 1979. Over time she wrote obituaries, news briefs, court news and feature stories. In 1990 she began writing the community column Etcetera, which started out as a weekly feature and has been daily for many years. Her passion is sharing news about people with the community. She's an avid reader and writes an occasional book column. She was promoted to copy editor in 2007. Another passion is being part of the editing team and doing page layout and design for the daily paper and Marquee, the weekly arts and entertainment magazine.
Island County Juvenile and Superior Court on Whidbey Island in Coupeville, Wash., has a new court administrator in former Walla Wallan Andrew Somers.
Jean Arbuthnot Johnson was in her late teens when the United States entered World War II after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
The Walla Walla School District online newsletter wrapped up Class of 2015 students by the numbers:
Northern Illinois University in Dekalb recognized Andrew Glaeser of Walla Walla as a dean’s list student in mechanical engineering for spring 2015 semester. NIU first opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1899 as a teachers college.
Ben Currin is president elect for the 2016-17 year with Milton-Freewater Rotary Club 294. New board members three-year terms are Leslie Brown, Mike Swinnerton and Brian Wolcott.
Carnegie Picture Lab update — employee wanted and release of annual report
Amazon.com sponsors Amazon Smile Foundation, which contributes 0.5 percent of every eligible purchase to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Central Washington University presented Luke Fidge of Walla Walla with a dean’s scholar award on the Ellensburg campus as part of an honors convocation during commencement weekend activities. Recognized for his excellent grade-point average, Luke is one of just 55 graduating seniors in the College of Education and Professional Studies to be honored as dean’s scholars.
AMVETS Post 1111’s next meeting will be 7 p.m. July 15 in the Maxson room at The Center at the Park, 720 Sprague Ave. A potluck precedes the meeting at 6 p.m.
There’s nothing like reading in the summer months when taking time off from school and work. Even on staycations readers can travel abroad and have adventures between the covers of a good tome.