Small flock sheep shearing day set

GRANDVIEW - Owners of small flocks of sheep are encouraged to attend Small Flock Shearer Days to be held at the Yakima Valley Fairgrounds on Wallace Way, Grandview, according to local sheep grower Sam Hays.

Jim Nelson of Walla Walla will be at the fairgrounds at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 21, continuing through Wednesday, March 24.

Sheep owners are asked to call Bob Fay at 882-3258 to make shearing appointments.

Nelson will be back in the area in June to help 4-H and other youth groups prepare market lambs for summer judging, Hays said.

Pearl Hughes Hospital Guild meets March 19

The Pearl Hughes Guild of the Children's Hospital and Medical Center of Seattle will meet Friday, March 19, at Sunnyside's Sunny Spot Restaurant on Yakima Valley Highway.

Jenny Visser will provide the hostess gift for the 11:30 a.m. meeting.

Lower Valley women are invited to attend Friday's meeting. For more information about the guild and its work call Barbara Atherton at 837-4906.

Atherton said guilds, such as Pearl Hughes Guild, has helped fund research for new techniques used at the Seattle medical center's bone tumor clinic. The new techniques will lessen the number of surgeries facing children suffering from various types of bone tumors.

Girls State delegates named

The Sunnyside American Legion Auxiliary has named Sunnyside High School juniors Lizeth Chiprez and Chelsea Durfey as delegates to 2004 Evergreen Girls State.

The conference, which focuses on county and state government structures, is held on the Central Washington University campus in Ellensburg.

Selected as alternates are Andrea Phillips and Megan Cornelius. The 2004 session will be held the week of June 13-19.

Mabton principal is Nouvella Club

guest speaker

The Lower Valley Nouvella Club will celebrate Women's History Month at its March luncheon meeting Thursday, March 18, at the Fairway Restuarant, Yakima Valley Highway, Sunnyside.

Guest speaker will be Artz-Fox Elementary School Principal Julie Schmick of Mabton, who will portray American aviator Amelia Earhart.

For reservations call Ramona Meeks, 837-5598.


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