News for 2011

Christmas Truce

December 01, 2011 / Cindy Chamberlin

While looking for a GLEANER story, I uncovered a most intriguing event. Historians mark a lull in World War I where enemy soldiers stopped the war in order to celebrate Christmas on the frontlines.

ACCION Retiro de Damas Hispanas 2011 Conferencia de Washington

December 01, 2011 / Nessy Pittau

Fue un fin de semana del todo bendecido para aquellas que tuvieron el privilegio de participar del Retiro de Damas Hispanas de la Conferencia de Washington. Un buen grupo de hermanas se reunieron en el hermoso campamento de Sunset Lake en Wilkeson, Washington. El apacible local, juntamente con la vista hermosa del lago y los días soleados trajeron paz a nuestras almas.

Don't Miss Out! From Our Hearth to Your Hearth

December 01, 2011

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December 01, 2011

Romans 8:28 is True

[Regarding Let's Talk, October 2011] Almost six years ago, we lost our 28-year-old son in a motorcycle accident. A "sympathy card," made especially for us, haunts me to this day. The person wrote that it was good we had experienced this tragic loss because it would remind us of the "sinfulness of sin."

I am able to look back at events at the time of our son's death and since, and say with confidence that God has kept his promise in Romans 8:28.

Archive Photo

December 01, 2011

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Destination: Rosario Researchers Converge at WWU's Marine Laboratory

December 01, 2011

Walla Walla University's (WWU) Rosario Beach Marine Laboratory, Anacortes, Wash., recently hosted the Sixth North American Echinoderm Conference — a truly international event, with more than a third of the 85 participants coming from 14 different countries, including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, England, Germany, Malaysia and South Africa.

Conference attendees presented and discussed their recent research on echinoderms — animals such as sea urchins, sea stars, sand dollars and sea cucumbers.

Adventist Health News Notes

December 01, 2011

Walla Walla General Hospital Earns Top Marks from The Joint Commission

Out of more than 3,000 hospitals submitting data to The Joint Commission, Walla Walla General Hospital (WWGH) was recently recognized as one of 405 top performers on key quality measures for achieving excellence on measures of quality care in the commission's annual report on quality and safety.