Tuesday, February 24, 2004
NW Farm Credit Services returns money to clients
Sunnyside's office of Northwest Farm Credit Services has
returned more than $294,300 back to its customers.
The agency's interest reduction program returned 50 basis
points back to its member-stockholders on theier average loan balance for 2003.
The average check size was approximately $1,136.
"The feedback we have received over the past four years
on this program has been very positive," said the manager of the Sunnyside
office, Mandy Minick.
"One of the benefits of doing business with Farm Credit
is our commitment to return value to our shareholders—our customers," she
Northwest Farm Credit Services provides financing and
related services to farmers, ranchers, commercial fishermen, timber producers
and rural homeowners in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana and Alaska.
Nordberg earns insurance honors
Gary Nordberg of Sunnyside has been honored for his efforts
in helping State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company earn top honors in a recent
J.D. Power and Associates survey that ranks State Farm highest overall for
customer satisfaction for auto collision repair.
Nordberg is a State Farm agent serving Sunnyside and the
Lower Yakima Valley.
"State Farm is in the business of helping customers
manage the risks of everyday life and to recover from the unexpected,"
said John Bishop, vice president of operations for State Farm. "Our claims
employees and agents work hard to provide the best possible service to
"State Farm recognizes these associates as the best in
the nation and commends them as a true measure of our company's commitment to
customer service," Bishop added.
Prosser hospital adds second MRI scanning day
PROSSER - Beginning March 2, MRI screening services will be
available every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prosser Memorial
The Tuesday MRI service has been added to the previous
Saturday-only schedule to accomodate increased patient need.
MRI's are designed to assist doctors in assessing a
patient's condition through use of high quality images that allow soft body
tissue to be seen in great detail, from nearly every angle, and there are no
know side effects.
Patients with a physician referral wishing to schedule an
MRI at the Prosser hospital should call 1-800-657-6647.