News for November 2006

NOV Let's Talk

November 01, 2006

Since Let’s Talk has a button link right on the front page of this site, it does not appear again here. Click on the Let’s Talk button in the left panel on the home page to see Steve Vistaunet’s message and follow the discussion it sparks.

How to Submit Digital Photos to the GLEANER

November 01, 2006

In the interest of maintaining the high quality of the publication, computer inkjet print-outs from digital cameras or from a scanner cannot be accepted for publication. They would have to be scanned again to get them back into digital form—losing quality at each step. Instead, an original (virgin) digital file should be submitted. Re-saving a JPG file to the same filename degrades the image, so if you want to re-save a JPG photo, give it a new filename.

A CHIPer Way of Life

November 01, 2006 / Shawna Malvini

Tillamook native Marie Hasbrouch is an engaging, talkative and healthy woman. To look at her, it’s hard to guess her true age of 76 or that she’s ever been unwell. Two years ago she had diabetes, heart trouble, sleep apnea and arthritis. These health issues motivated her to seek a new lifestyle that would make her healthier and happier.

Music in Malaysia With a WWC Professor

November 01, 2006 / Kristi Spurgeon

Music is music, whether you’re in Walla Walla or Kuala Lumpur. The fact that music transcends culture recently allowed a Walla Walla College music professor to extend his many years of experience to musicians in Malaysia and Singapore during a series of popular vocal and choral workshops.

Walla Walla College to Change Name

November 01, 2006 / Kristi Spurgeon

Walla Walla College (WWC) has elected to change its name to Walla Walla University in order to better reflect the scope of its programs and the nature of its student body. The name change was approved at the WWC constituency meeting in Portland, Ore., on Oct.1.

The decision followed an earlier recommendation by the college’s Board of Trustees that the institution should include the term “university” in its name. WWC has been officially recognized as a university for more than 10 years.

What's Your Heart's Desire? Women Laugh, Learn and Listen at Annual Retreat

November 01, 2006 / Kirstin Rich

Women in Washington examined the question "What's Your Heart's Desire?" during the annual women's and teens' fall retreat in Ocean Shores, Wash.

Featured speaker Jan Yakush combined humor, storytelling and Bible study in a way that inspired those attending to “taste the Word of God again for the very first time!” (Her presentations are available in a podcast format at

Young Adult Ministry Re-launched in Washington Conference

November 01, 2006

A team of lay leaders and pastors is working to re-energize young adult ministries in Washington Conference to reach young adults ages 18–35 who have questions about the church and the role of the church in their lives.

"Young adults face three big decisions: who to marry, what career path to follow and what to believe about God,” said John Freedman, conference president. “The church plays a defining and nurturing part in helping young adults sort out life issues.”