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.
A can of food provides admission to the annual student-sponsored Trunk or Treat from 4-7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Walla Walla High School in the science parking lot off Abbott Road.
All the teens can be killin’ it (vernacular for doing something very good) when they turn up for a YMCA Community Center for Youth-hosted Halloween dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday at the Washington State National Guard Armory, 113 S. Colville St. Costumes are encouraged.
In its continuing efforts to provide cover for upland game birds, members of Pheasants Forever Blue Mountain Chapter will plant about 200 trees and shrubs at 9 a.m. Saturday at a site on the north side of Lewis Peak Road, east of Dixie.
Walla Walla Public Schools looked at their emergency preparedness list and checked it at least twice, finding they have met the requirements outlined in RCW 28A.320.125. This state law requires school districts and schools to have emergency plans in place that include drills, safety training, interaction with first responders and expertise in the Incident Command System.
Walla Walla-Columbia School Retirees Association is offering two $1,200 scholarship grants to prospective teachers and/or candidates in other school-related fields who will student-teach or do internship experience in an educational setting.
Raising funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, several area firefighters competed in the sixth annual Portland Firefighter Stairclimb Challenge Climb for the Cure in September.
Fifteen-year-old songwriter, guitarist and vocalist Jack Sherrell performed an awesome original song during his first performance at Interlochen (Mich.) Arts Academy.
Two area businesses teamed to donate school supplies to students in need in the College Place School District 250, according to a release.
Five high-altitude weather balloons will be cut loose simultaneously on Oct. 23 at Garrison Middle School athletic fields.
Before welfare programs and federal Social Security, indigents in Walla Walla County could live and work at a poor farm during the Depression in the 1930s.