Stories for April 2004

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Friday, April 30

       

Now is the time to apply for grants, says county

YAKIMA - Those people and organizations who are interested in applying for funds through Yakima County's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program have just about a month to get their proposals in writing and to the county's planning department.

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Sunnyside Tire Factory hard at work on new site

Spring has officially sprung in Sunnyside, with new building projects springing up throughout the community. During March, the Sunnyside Building Division issued 63 permits, which is more than the 55 permits issued in both January and February combined.

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S'side girls up win streak to three

CONNELL - Losing the first 10 games of a season can be a tough thing from which to rebound. Yet, the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team apparently has done just that.

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Sunnyside jazz teacher scores high at Denver dance contest

A 17-hour cross country road trip with three small boys would have been enough exertion for most young mothers, but not for energetic Kristine Gimlin of Prosser. She not only made the trip to Denver, Colo. this past weekend, she donned dance shoes to compete against more than 500 hip hop dancers.

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Thursday, April 29

     

Red Cross volunteers needed in Lower Valley

For nearly 100 years the American Red Cross has been on site for disasters as large as the wildfires that ripped through California or as significant as a single family house fire. Despite the size of the disaster or how many people are affected, the Red Cross is there with thousands of volunteers across the country to provide needed services and comfort during times of need.

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Doubles teams give Lady Grizzlies win over Wapato

Sunnyside High School girls tennis coach Troy Whittle said this year's Lady Grizzlies have been one of his most enjoyable groups to coach ever. And the Lady Grizzlies gave their coach one more reason to cheer this past Tuesday afternoon.

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Wednesday, April 28

    

Granger voters approve school levy

GRANGER - After seeing a levy request fail by just six votes in February, the Granger School District is celebrating in the aftermath of Tuesday's levy election.

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Tuesday, April 27



Mabton's success with AP program to be detailed at national meeting

MABTON - The Mabton Jr./Sr. High School teaching staff's unique approach to offering Mabton's college bound students upper level courses will be shared with other small schools at the National College Board's Western Regional Small Schools Conference to be held in San Jose, Calif. later this week.

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Monday, April 26

  

SCHS girls snap three-game skid

KLICKITAT - Sunnyside Christian's three-game losing streak came to an abrupt end last Friday. The Lady Knights fastpitch softball team blasted the Klickitat Vandals, 9-2 and 21-5.

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Friday, April 23

 

Greyhounds catch no breaks

GRANDVIEW - With the playoffs nearing it is a shame last night's crucial Mid-Valley League pairing between the Grandview High School boys soccer team and Hanford came down to what some thought was less than stellar officiating.

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Police seek two would-be robbers

The Sunnyside Police Department is seeking two men who are believed to have gotten cold feet this morning and changed their plans to hold up Highway Fruit.

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Parents rally to save child care center

Parents of youngsters attending the Sunnyside School District's Early Childhood Learning Center met with Ruben Carrera, executive director of school and community resources, Thursday night to discuss way to cut the child care and pre-school's budget, making it more self-sufficient.

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Two women share title of Volunteer of the Year

For the past three years Sunnyside Community Hospital volunteers Betty Brown and Donna Langworthy have manned the front door to the hospital, accepting flower deliveries, showing people to different areas of the facility and at times just serving as a smiling face during people's times of need. The two women were recently honored as the hospital's co-recipients of the Volunteer of the Year award. The honor was presented during a luncheon this past Tuesday afternoon.

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Working Stiff

Carrera's job is to provide migrant youths educational opportunities

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Thursday, April 22



Council invited to Cinco de Mayo pageant

On behalf of Carlos Maya, Sunnyside City Councilwoman Bengie Aguilar extended an invitation this past Monday night to her peers to attend this Friday night's Cinco de Mayo Pageant.

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City Council muffles the ice cream man

The original discussion this past Monday night was to center around the Sunnyside City Council amending the city's noise ordinance. But the discussion took a 180-degree turn and quickly focused on the friendly neighborhood ice cream man.

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Wednesday, April 21

  

Wolves shock Grizzlies

WAPATO - Fans of the Sunnyside High School baseball team will find out what kind of character their Grizzlies are made of this Saturday at Selah.

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SCHS girls drop two non-league games

KITTITAS - Oh-oh! After starting the season with nine straight victories, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team is now sitting on a three-game losing streak.

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Mabton takes two from Tri-City Prep

PASCO - Paced by Jovanni Ochoa's combined 6-for-7 performance at the plate yesterday, Mabton's baseball team swept a pair of non-league games from Tri-City Prep, 19-4 and 24-5.

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Sun Terrace offers many options to local residents

Sun Terrace is a local facility that offers different options to its residents, be it the various activities they can choose to take part in or the long list of services the facility offers. Wednesday morning, Sun Terrace Marketing Director and member of the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club Cheryl Larrick talked to fellow club members about her position at the assisted living facility.

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Grizzlies ground the Falcons

WEST RICHLAND - The Sunnyside High School boys soccer team brought Hanford's undefeated jaunt through the Mid-Valley League to a crushing end last night.

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Tuesday, April 20



Sunnyside woman wins 10th Mary Kay car

When Gerri Mitchell first became a Mary Kay consultant in 1973 she was moving home to Sunnyside to be near her elderly parents, for what she thought would be a short period of time.

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Grandview garbage rates on the rise

GRANDVIEW - Grandview residents will soon find themselves paying more to have their garbage hauled away. Monday night, Grandview City Council members voted to increase the current garbage rate by 10 percent. This means the residential rate will increase from $8.40 to $9.24 a month.

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Monday, April 19

  

Marquez helps Grizzlies split with Falcons

The Sunnyside High School baseball team may have been looking ahead to next week's big showdown with Selah this past Saturday when Hanford rolled into town. But one thing the Grizzlies may have forgotten is that the Falcons have never been shy about coming to Sunnyside.

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Rams come out on top in shootout

The Sunnyside High School boys soccer team is going to have to come up with another strategy to beat West Valley, because simply outplaying the Rams isn't getting it done.

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Jody Davis new Grandview Junior Miss

GRANDVIEW - Beads were thrown, masks were worn and in the end a new Grandview Junior Miss court was decided. Saturday night, after a Mardi Gras themed program, Jody Davis was named 2004 Grandview Junior Miss, along with co-finalists Tara Collins and Jae Mains.

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Friday, April 16



Lady Vikings fall to Lyle

LYLE - Wednesday afternoon the Mabton Lady Vikings fastpitch softball team played a doubleheader against Lyle, letting the Lady Cougars run away with the first game, but managing to reign them in a little more effectively in the second game.

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Ten hopefuls vie for Miss Cinco De Mayo crown

Ten Lower Valley teenage girls will vie for the right to wear the Sunnyside Miss Cinco de Mayo crown at the 2004 Miss Cinco de Mayo Pageant Friday, April 23, at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

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Thursday, April 15



HUD van will roll into S'side

To celebrate the 36th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act, the Department of Housing and Urban Development is launching a three-week fair housing van tour through Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

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Lights, camera, action...Wal-Mart distribution center celebrates grand opening

GRANDVIEW - Like a Hollywood premiere, the stars of the Lower Valley were out Wednesday morning to celebrate the grand opening of Wal-Mart Distribution Center 7021. Grandview Mayor Mike Bren, Port of Grandview President Colleen Byam, Fourth District U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings and Yakima County Development Association President David McFadden were just a few of the local officials who took part in the glitzy grand opening ceremony.

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Wednesday, April 14



Don Engel new District Court judge

YAKIMA - The vacancy on the Yakima County District Court bench has officially been filled and Sunnyside resident Donald W. Engel is the attorney who has been chosen to take the spot.

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S'side Christian girls up league mark to 6-0

Banging out 16 hits on the day, including a two-run homer by sophomore Courtney Rice, the Sunnyside Christian High School girls fastpitch softball team swept a South Central 'B' League doubleheader from the Klickitat Vandals Tuesday afternoon.

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Grandview fair takes on new look

The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is going to look a little different this summer, according to fair and rodeo representatives Sharon Fisher and Jim Herriman. Instead of being spread over 11 acres the fair will be more compactly laid out. The Yakima Valley event will include a carnival and there will be more events, activities and sights for people to take in during their visit to the fair and rodeo.

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Sunnyside defeats Bulldogs

ELLENSBURG - While the Yakima Valley lay covered in clouds and cold weather yesterday, the Sunnyside High School baseball team made the trip to Ellensburg, where the sun shined bright on the Grizzlies.

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Red Devils roll to non-league win over Sunnyside girls

MOXEE - The powerhouse East Valley High School girls softball team lived up to billing yesterday, subduing the Sunnyside High School Lady Grizzlies, 12-2. Tuesday's non-league game was shortened to five innings because of the 10-run rule.

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Tuesday, April 13



Prudential has new bilingual realtor

She's known by a lot of names, but usually, people know her as "Amanda's mom." She's also known as the mother of Sunnyside High School graduate Adrian and high school junior Aaron.

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Pearl Hughes Guild meets Friday

The Pearl Hughes Guild of Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Seattle will meet Friday, April 16, at the Sunny Spot Restaurant, Yakima Valley Highway, Sunnyside at 11:30 a.m. Ruth Olson will provide the gift for the April hostess gift project, which benefits the Seattle research and medical center.

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Nineteen HMS students get all A's

A total of 19 Harrison Middle School students in Sunnyside earned perfect 4.0 grade point averages for the third quarter of the 2003-04 academic year.

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Sunnyside golfers top R'side Christian

SELAH - Junior Kevin Lick's three-over 65 paced the way in the Sunnyside High School boys golf team's 280-395 non-league victory over the Riverside Christian Crusaders Monday afternoon.

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Miss Sunnyside courts works hard to benefit area charities

Thirteen isn't necessarily always an unlucky number, just ask members of the Miss Sunnyside Court. Saturday afternoon 13 teams took part in the Miss Sunnyside bowling fund-raiser at Valley Lanes, raising more than $1,600 for the American Cancer Society and the Wishing Star Foundation.

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Lady Grizzly linksters split league matches

RICHLAND - Shooting bogey golf on the back nine at Horn Rapids Golf Course, Heidi Southern and Jensie Hernandez led the Sunnyside High School girls golf team to a split yesterday in the squad's Mid-Valley League openers.

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Monday, April 12

  

Robbery/assault suspect arrested

WAPATO - Of the eight suspects accused of being involved in a strong arm robbery attempt last October near Prosser, only two now remain at large.

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Two innings cost Sunnyside girls

With the exception of two innings, the Sunnyside High School girls fastpitch softball team gave Ellensburg all it could handle this past Saturday.

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Friday, April 9

 

Street racing a problem

Imagine sitting in your home late at night and all of a sudden the windows start shaking and the foundation of your house is rattling. Then you open the door only to see a group of cars racing down your street in something that resembles a scene out of the movie "Fast and the Furious."

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Fatboys Triathlon hats, jackets available locally

Playing 18 holes of golf, skeet shooting and bowling three games may sound like too many activities to squeeze into one day. However, for Brad Kuhlmann of Selah, the three events, when combined, make up the basis for an annual triathlon event that helps raise money for the Yakima Wishing Star Foundation.

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Challenger for U.S. Senate seat makes short visit to Sunnyside

Creating jobs, working to improve health care and ensuring that young people receive a good education are all things that are important to U. S. Representative George Nethercutt, the Republican candidate who is running for the U.S. Senate against Democrat Patty Murray.

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Thursday, April 8

 

Black Rock golfers dominate PGA pro-am

It's tough to beat a golfer who's swinging away on his home course. Most of the 135 competitors entered in this past Monday's Central Washington chapter PGA pro-am tourney at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course learned that the hard way.

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Community center open for business

The Sunnyside Community Center is open and people have been flooding through the doors to marvel at the building, which is expected to be a hub of community activity.

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Wednesday, April 7



Growth in Lower Valley creating excitement

The Lower Yakima Valley is home to a diverse mix of communities and peoples. Some residents have been here for generations, others have only been here for weeks. We speak several languages, have different customs within our homes, celebrate our religions in different ways, and relate to our communities from different perspectives.

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13-year-old stabbed during weekend argument

GRANDVIEW - One female juvenile is in custody and charges are pending against a 13-year-old boy who were involved in a knife assault that took place in Grandview on Sunday, April 4, at approximately 2:34 p.m.

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Open Mike

It's not easy being pregnant-especially when you're a man

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'Hounds notch first league win

GRANDVIEW - A complete game pitching performance by Brian Hall (1-3), coupled with some nifty hitting on the part of the Greyhounds, lifted the Grandview High School baseball team to its first Mid-Valley League victory of the season yesterday afternoon.

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WSDA puts emergency quarantine on California nursery stock

In an effort to stop the spread of disease from California nurseries, the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) today joined almost a dozen other states in placing a quarantine on nursery stock from California. The emergency quarantine is in response to the spread of sudden oak death from infected nursery stock from California.

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Tuesday, April 6



City close to hiring new city manager

The Sunnyside City Council made its choice for a new city manager following a hour-long executive session last night. Now all that is left is finalizing a contract that will bring him to Sunnyside.

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Mother-daughter team takes over Invitations Plus

When long-time Sunnyside businesswoman Carol Ashby announced her decision to close her popular South Sixth Street wedding stationery shop, Jacki Hansen saw an opportunity to expand her growing second-hand shop.

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Grandview rodeo moves to the PRCA

GRANDVIEW - Several years ago when the Yakima Valley Junior Fair in Grandview was looking for a way to boost attendance, a new idea was brought forward to coordinate a rodeo that would take place during the annual summertime event. The idea was approved, and now three years later, the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is planning on taking its rodeo up another notch.

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Monday, April 5

   

Selah blanks 'Hounds twice

SELAH - You can't give up eight walks to Selah in the first game of a doubleheader and then commit seven errors in the nightcap and expect to compete with the Vikings. Grandview's Greyhounds learned that this past Saturday.

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Friday, April 2

     

Railroad warrants approved

The Sunnyside Port Commission approved warrants in the amount of $3,400 during a special meeting held Thursday afternoon.

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Palm Sunday parade set for April 4

A Sunnyside procession to celebrate the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into the city of Jerusalem will be held Sunday, April 4, down Lincoln Avenue, from 16th Street to Sixth Street.

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Lady 'Hounds lose two to Goldendale

GRANDVIEW - Although the Grandview Lady Greyhounds' fastpitch softball team fell victim to the Goldendale Timberwolves Thursday afternoon, Grandview Coach Doug Hansen was still happy with what he saw happening on the field.

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County narrows list to top three candidates for vacant district court judge's position

YAKIMA - Judges have been moving through the court system recently with Judge Michael Leavitt being appointed from Yakima County Superior Court to serve as a U.S. magistrate judge, then judge Ruth Reukauf was appointed from Yakima County District Court to fill Leavitt's position in superior court. And most recently, Yakima County has been on the lookout for an area attorney to fill Reukauf's vacant seat in district court.

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Thursday, April 1

      

Bender bests the field at pro-am series event

MATTAWA - Last year's points runner-up in the Central Washington chapter of the PGA pro-am series, Jeff Bender, earned a top finish in a 2004 series event, held this past Monday at Desert Aire Golf & Country Club.

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Timeliness key to pear psylla control

Crop consultants are urging pear growers to get an early jump on pear psylla this year. The typical approach to controlling these yield and quality robbing pests involves three steps, and precise timing.

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