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 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
For more information about the dinner call Laurie Beltman,
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
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