The 11th annual Buddy Walk is scheduled for Oct. 7 in Richland. The one-mile walk, put on by the Down Syndrome Association of the Mid-Columbia, aims to promote awareness, acceptance and inclusion. It also raises money for the association, which offers programs such as lecture series, workshops and monthly events and groups for kids, siblings, parents and friends. The walk starts at 10:30 a.m. at Howard Amon Park.
The Benton-Franklin Health District made a mistake in the way it used to award federal money to a contractor as part of emergency preparedness work. The mistake led to a state audit finding. However, the mistake didn’t end up costing any extra money, and district officials are updating policies/procedures and training staff it doesn’t happen again, the state’s audit report said.
Nationally known writer and lecturer Diahan Southard will speak Oct. 14 during Tri-City Genealogical Society’s annual seminar. Southard holds a degree in microbiology, has worked for the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation and is owner of Your DNA Guide. She’s also the author of several genetic genealogy guides and is a regular contributor to Genealogy Gems and Genealogy Today. The seminar is 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 14 at Shalom United Church of Christ, 505 McMurray St., Richland.
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Selecting a term
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