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Republican women to hold benefit dinner

for Rob McKenna

The Central Valley Republican Women's Club will sponsoring a catered dinner to support Republican State Attorney General candidate Rob McKenna.

McKenna will be the keynote speaker at the event.

The dinner will be held at Adeline Acres in Toppenish Thursday, June 24, from 6 to 8 p.m. The cost is $15.

Any funds raised at the dinner will be contributed to McKenna's campaign.

For more information about the dinner call Laurie Beltman, 830-8822.

Volleyball team selling raffle tickets for Seahawk game

The Sunnyside High School girls volleyball team is currently selling raffle tickets for two Seattle Seahawks vs. Carolina Panthers tickets. The 1 p.m. game is scheduled for Oct. 31 of this year.

Proceeds netted from raffle ticket sales will be used to send the Lady Grizzlies to summer camp.

Those interested in purchasing a raffle ticket can call Coach Angel Whalen (837-5032), Sandy Jaquish (829-5680) or Judy Arevalo (837-5525).

County officials say fireworks

a no-no this year

The Yakima County Fire Protection Bureau is reminding county residents that possession and discharge of fireworks are prohibited in all of the unincorporated areas of the county, as well as in a number of cities.

Penalties, said Bureau officials, may include monetary fines, as well as time in jail.

The cities in Yakima County that do allow the purchase and discharge of fireworks, on July 4 only, include Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Moxee, Naches and Zillah.

Hastings adds $1.5 million

for Black Rock

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A spending bill for next year, approved by the U.S. House Appropriations Committee this week, includes $1.5 million sought by Congressman Doc Hastings of Pasco.

If signed into law, the money will be spent on continuing the federal study on increased Yakima Basin water storage, or more specifically, the establishment of Black Rock reservoir.

"I got this study started and I am committed to making sure the Bureau (of Reclamation) gets the funds needed to keep the study on track," said Hastings.

The Bureau of Reclamation is currently conducting a feasibility study into the potential of increasing water storage in the Yakima River Basin, with specific attention being given to the potential of a Black Rock reservoir.

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