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Etc - Walla Walla nonprofit helps build Jamaican playground

U.S.-based volunteer, nonprofit organizations Embracing Orphans, Kids Around the World and Food for the Poor teamed with the Child Development Agency to gift and install a playground at state-run child care and protection agency Glenhope Nursery in Kingston, Jamaica.

Column - Let faithfulness be the legacy you leave

It was little more than a month ago on Feb. 23. I was seated in the sanctuary at Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Ga., with about 3,000 other worshippers as we reminded one another of the resurrection of Lord Jesus and gave thanks to God for the wonderful life of Steve Hayner, who had passed from life to life eternal on Jan. 31.

Etc: New child care program in works at Lincoln High

Meeting a need at Lincoln High School, Children’s Home Society of Washington and Walla Walla Public Schools will partner in a new program to bring child care to 16 low-income children of teen parents completing their education at Lincoln.

Pair of hikers return safely after losing way in Umatilla National Forest

What was expected to be a 45-mile weekend hike in the Umatilla National Forest by two college students turned into a multiagency search and rescue that didn’t end until Wednesday morning.

Bingo fundraiser to be Saturday in Dayton

DAYTON — The annual Spring Bingo, family fun afternoon fundraiser of the Columbia County Veterans Memorial and Blue Mountain Heritage Society, will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday at the Dayton Elementary School, in the multipurpose room, 614 S. Third St. Doors will open at 1 p.m.

Assault trial again postponed

This week’s scheduled trial of a man accused of assaulting his two young stepdaughters in a pattern of abuse has been postponed in Walla Walla County Superior Court.

Etc: Wa-Hi Journal photographer places second in contest

The Washington State University Murrow High School Journalism contest on March 16 awarded second place in photography to Walla Walla High School senior Roark Nelson.

Trial date moved in burglary, theft case

A new trial date has been set for a man charged with 13 crimes stemming from residential burglaries and thefts in Waitsburg late last year.