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Staley photos set

at Jones school

“What’s New in Local History" will be presented Sunday, Oct. 26, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Jones School House at the Palouse Empire Fairgrounds by the Whitman County Historical Society and the county library system.

As part of the Historical Society’s annual gathering, residents can hear what’s happening with Whitman County Rural Heritage along with a number of regional resources and projects. This event is free and refreshments will be served.

Whitman County Library’s Patti Cammack will share a number of never-before-seen images from The Staley Museum collection. The Staley Museum is the personal family museum of Jack and Molly Staley Benscoter. Whitman County Library is in the process of digitizing images and artifacts from the museum that will soon be available from the library Rural Heritage link.

Staley Museum is located two miles south of Pullman on the east side of Highway 195 and can be visited by contacting Molly Benscoter at Pullman.

Lyons reports

on vets project

Hal "Babe" Lyons, Colfax High School grad who was a big part of the Codger Bowl project, reported this week on a Veteran's Day ceremony at the Civic Center Campus in LaQuinta, Calif., where he resides. Lyons, who served as a B-29 pilot in World War II, will be among those whose name will be engraved on a new bronze art memorial at the civic center and has been invited to appear at the event.

In his letter to the Gazette last week, Lyons inquired about whether or not Colfax has a memorial that includes the names of World War II Veterans.

Lyons, now 91, noted he carries an introduction card signed by Gen. Hap Arnold in his billfold. The card takes note of Lyons' service in the Army Air Corps.

Linocut workshops

slated at Dahmen

Moscow artist Laurel Macdonald will offer linocut block printing workshops at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn for three Saturdays in November. The theme will be: Nov. 8, Nature: Fruits and Vegetables; Nov. 15, Nature: Birds, Flowers and Bugz; Nov. 22, Christmas.

Students will use a drawing or photograph to transfer an image to a linoleum block. The blocks will be cut and applied by a press to colored paper or fabric. Black ink will be used.

The cost is $60 per workshop and registration is required by the day preceding the workshop. Registrations may be made online from the class calendar listing at or by calling 509-229-3414.

Macdonald has been teaching art classes for more than 20 years. She divides her time between teaching workshops and making her own art. Her linocuts can be found at Gritman’s Wellness Center and BookPeople, both in Moscow and at the Dahmen Barn.

Resident artist Christie Zeoli is offering another Fused Glass Workshop for beginning students at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn on Sunday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Students aged 16 and up will learn the basics of working with glass, then create a pendant. The cost is $45 which includes all materials and use of tools. Register by Sunday, Nov. 9.



Chapter AF met Oct. 13 at Peace Lutheran Church with Queenie Leinweber and Robyn Johnson as hostess and co-hostess. Fifteen members responded to roll call by stating their favorite musical instrument.

A scholarship fund raiser will be Nov. 11.

The group approved the yearbook committee's proposal that the Christmas social be Sunday, Dec. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at the Courtyard.

Teri Heilsberg talked about the talk given by Condoleza Rice speech at Whitworth.

Next meeting will be Oct. 27 with Lynne Bruya as hostess and Pat Hartman as co-hostess. Liane Smith will present the program.

League of Women Voters

Pullman League of Women Voters will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 3, to present Pullman Mayor Glenn Johnson with a copy of the Washington State League's Washington State history textbook, “The State We Are In,” which features him.

At 7 p.m. City Planner, Pete Dickinson, and County Planner, Alan Thomson, will give an update on planning activities. Public Works Director Kevin Gardes will join them to discuss water conservation efforts.


Whitman County Gazette, Oct. 23, 2014



Fitzgerald, Naomi Grace, born Oct. 20 at seven pounds, seven ounces, to Dan and Cassi Fitzgerald, Pullman. Paternal grandparents are Tom and Diane Fitzgerald, Nampa, Idaho. Maternal grandparents are Boyd and Sheila Ribble, Centralia. Baby joins sisters Addyson, 5, Bethany, 4 and brother Hudson, 1.



Mathia, Blake Arnett, born Oct. 16 at eight pounds, eight ounces, to Jana and Christopher Mathia, Endicott. Paternal grandparents are Len and Tracy Mathia, Garfield. Maternal grandparents are Kevin and Mary Davidson, Buhl, Idaho. Baby joins brothers Cameron, 5 and Kellen-Christopher, 3. Great grandmothers are Carolyn Arnett, Colfax, and Dee Jones, Garfield.


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