Would-be Scouts invited to camp

GRANDVIEW - Archery, BB gun target practice and firing off water rockets will be some of the activities offered at a day camp for boys in the first through fifth grades this coming Friday and Saturday.

The annual Chief Kamiakin District day camp will be staged at the Grandview Fairgrounds June 18-19. The camp is open to Cub Scouts and all boys interested in signing up for scouting.

"This is a great opportunity for young boys, grades one through five, to develop character and responsibility while having fun," said Frank Villanueva, district executive for the Grand Columbia Council of the Boys Scouts of America.

Villanueva noted that all who attend the June 18-19 camp will also contribute in constructing a playhouse, which will be donated to Lower Valley Hospice for its annual auction.

Villanueva said parents of first through fifth grade boys can register their son for the day camp by calling him at (509) 453-4795.

S’side Chamber get acquainted meeting June 16

The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce is inviting local merchants and individuals interested in learning more about the organization to a meeting on Wednesday, June 16.

Board members and Chamber staff will be on hand to discuss the daily workings of the Chamber, as well as Chamber-sponsored events. Attendees will also gain a better understanding of the various Chamber committees, their functions and their goals.

Wednesday's meeting will be held at the newly opened Sunnyside Community Center at South Hill Park, beginning at 7 p.m.

WSP still seeks hit-and-run driver

The Washington State Patrol is still seeking information that will lead to the identity of the motorist that struck and killed 38-year-old Vanessa Cree of Toppenish.

The hit-and-run incident occurred Friday, June 4, at about 10:15 p.m. near Granger, on SR-223, just north of South Track Road. Cree was found lying in the southbound lane.

WSP troopers are looking for a dark colored, possibly red, Ford Tempo or similar vehicle. A witness indicated that a partial license of the vehicle is 411 or 417. The vehicle may have damage to the lower portion of the front bumper.

Calls to the WSP should be directed to Sgt. Ken Harkom at (509) 249-6741, or to Det. Trent Cain at (509) 249-6742.

Birthday party

for Raab Saturday

Friends and acquaintances of Elizabeth Raab are invited to a 96th birthday party dinner, scheduled for this coming Saturday.

Those who attend are requested not to bring gifts.

The dinner party will be held at noon at the Housing Authority community building in Sunnyside (1500 Federal Way). Hosting the birthday celebration are Jean Abrams, Mike Sterbenz and Jewel Gramps.


faces charges

State health officials in May charged Yakima County chiropractor William Harrington with unprofessional conduct.

Allegations against Harrington include failing to keep appropriate documentation, waiving patients' co-payments and failing to inform patients of their individual credit balances.

Candidates urged to follow rules

in posting signs

In preparation for November's election, the Washington State Department of Transportation is reminding political candidates that it's illegal to post campaign signs in the state highway right-of-ways.

Such signs within the state routes' right-of-ways are considered a safety hazard and will be removed by DOT crews.

There is no permit or fee requirement for posting campaign signs on private property adjacent to state highways, as long as the property owner has given permission.

State law limits campaign signs to a maximum size of 32 square feet, and all signs must be removed within 10 days after the election ends.


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