set for Aug. 31
An American Red Cross blood drawing will be held in
Sunnyside Tuesday, Aug. 31.
The site of the drawing will be the United Methodist Church,
at Ninth Street and Edison Avenue. Drawing hours will be from 1 to 6 p.m. All
those 17 years of age or older and who are in good general health are eligible
to donate blood.
Lower Valley commissioner
to speak Friday
Yakima County Commissioners Ron Gamache of Toppenish and
Jesse Palacios of Grandview are scheduled to be in attendance at the Sunnyside
Republican Club meeting this coming Friday, Aug. 27.
Gamache, who is currently seeking re-election to his county
post, is penciled in Friday's guest speaker.
All Lower Valley residents are invited to attend the 7 a.m.
breakfast meeting at Sunnyside's Sunny Spot Restaurant.
Support group meetings being held on Thursdays
GRANDVIEW - Support group meetings for caregivers of
children with early attachment issues or fetal alcohol syndrome effects are now
being held in Grandview on Thursday evenings.
Sponsored by the Central Washington Comprehensive Mental
Health agency, the 5 p.m. meetings will be held at the Family Resource Center
in Grandview, located at 913 W. Second St.
Those wanting more information about the support group
meetings are asked to call 882-8536.
Farm safety training videos available now
Eastern Washington University's center for farm health and
safety has two farm safety training videos available for growers and others
interested in helping to keep ag workers safe and healthy.
The two Spanish-language videos,with English sub-titles,
were created out of a research project at EWU, funded in 1998 by the National
Institute for Occupational Health and Safety. The videos are each about 30
minutes in length and are available in either DVD or VHS format.
The subjects covered in the videos include pesticide safety
and reducing musculosketetal injuries.
The videos are priced at $10 each, for copying and mailing.
"We hope growers, agencies and others utilize these
videos to help educate agricultural workers on important safety
practices," said Kathy Pitts, project coordinator.
"Although only 2 percent of the population in the
nation raises the food that we consume, farming is still rated in the top three
for on-the-job unintentional injuries," Pitts added.