We were reading your newspaper at work, at the City of
Grandview, and we noticed the ad for a lost boxer with a Grandview tag. We
researched the issue and found that the person had moved. When we finally found
her phone number, we gave her a call thinking she would be elated to find her
lost pet. Unfortunately, she had no interest in the dog.
Luckily, the caring person who rescued Princess had already
lined up a new home.
I just want to personally extend a heartfelt thank you to
the lady who saved Princess and cared enough to not only try and find the
owner, but also find her a new home. This is just a reminder to please help
control the pet population and have your pets spayed or neutered, to avoid
having any unwanted pets.
/s/ Tammy Everts, Grandview
to new fire chief
My warmest congratulations to Brian Vogel on becoming the
new fire chief for Yakima County Fire District #5.
Before I moved away I was fortunate enough to work with
Brian as a fire dispatcher for five years. I always found him to be extremely
dedicated, knowledgeable and professional...even during times of great pressure
The citizens living in Fire District #5 can be very proud of
their new chief. Way to go, Brian!
/s/ Lauri (Holden) Taggart
a great success
The sixth annual soapbox derby held at Sunnyside's Central
Park on Saturday, July 3, was a great success, with many spectators and fans
cheering on the 35 competitors.
We want to say "thank you" to the following
sponsors for their support of the soapbox derby and encourage all to patronize
them whenever possible for their support and dedication to this community:
Bob's Auto Clinic, Bruce Ricks and Associates, Valley Truck Repair, White &
Company, Ace Hardware, Sunnyside Inn B&B, Daily Sun News and Sunnyside's
police, fire and public works departments. They all donated money and time
and/or materials, which enabled the soapbox derby to be a success.
We also want to thank all the following volunteers who
contributed so much time and effort to enable the program to run smoothly and
successfully: Ed Prilucik, Don Vlieger, Mike Farmer, Bruce Ricks, Bill
Underwood, Jim Warren, Laura Berkompas, Brooks Salazar, Jerry Paeschke, Edgar
Garcia, Luigi Rosal, Jason Aguirre, Matt Shauers, Kurtis Bierlink, Elder Cano,
Elder Brown, Elder Kerrigan, Elder Welker, Chad Werkhoven, the Sunnyside
Chamber of Commerce, Jim Stanton and the fire department, Ed Radder and the
police department, and any others that we may have forgotten to mention. Thank
you very much!
Sunnyside Parks and Recreation is proud to offer such a
successful community event.
/s/ Tom Byers, Director, Sunnyside Parks and Recreation
Dept.; Joan Niemeyer, assistant