Campaign sign theft questioned
On my property just outside of Sunnyside, I have the honor
of displaying many signs for people running for office. All are for Republican
Just a few days ago a fellow citizen stole my 4'x8' "Bush
for President" sign in an attempt to, I guess, hide the fact that some
people in Washington state will be voting for the President. I am hoping that
the person, who undoubtedly is a proponent of free speech as am I, will return
the sign with no questions asked.
I also trust that Democrat supporters are not so insecure in
their beliefs that they have to resort to theft to get Sen. Kerry elected.
/s/ Herman te Velde, Sunnyside
Dinner organizers appreciate help
We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who
helped with and donated to our cancer aid and research seafood dinner and
auction held on Sept. 17. With your help we were able to raise $1,450 to help
fight this dreaded disease. We do hope we have not left anyone out of the list
but if we did please accept our apology.
SunnyView VFW Post #3482, Ladies Auxiliary VFW Post #3482,
AM VETS Post #3733 and the Men's Auxiliary VFW Post #3482 wish to thank all of
you for your support of this very worthy cause. Besides the personal efforts of
individuals who helped with this project, we would like to thank the following
businesses and individuals that donated to our raffle: C. Speck, Hinzerling
Vineyards, Central Pre Mix, Bieber Bros., Bob's Drive In, Bob Hall-Sunfair,
Standard Paint, CSR, Thurston Wolfe, Yakima Bait, VFW Women's Auxiliary,
Hutchinson Fruit, RDO, Gerry Goedhart, Kestrel Vintners, Gerda Warmenhoven, JC
Penney's, Melange, Snoqualmie Vineyard, DK Bain, The Paper Tree, Clarence
Rosendaal, Johnson Fruit Co, APEX Winery, Bauerle & Cook, Rex Lund, Chukar
Cherries, Jo Goodwin, New Reflections, Ria Goedhart, Jan Cook, Dr. J.R. Hale,
Larry's Barber Shop, Professional Beauty School, Cactus Juice, Commercial Tire,
Salinas Hair, Valley Cycling & Fitness, Les Schwab Tires and Charlie
/s/ Ruth Cole, Sunnyside
Tourney sponsors aid cancer cause
This letter is to thank the contributors to the second
annual American Cancer Society Golf Tournament held on Sept. 11 at Cherry Hill
I would like to thank the hole sponsors: Blehyl's Farm
Service, Smitty's Conoco, Mid Valley Chrysler Dodge, Prosser Record Bulletin,
Grandview Herald, Sunnyside Community Hospital, Bell & Bridges CPA, Speck
Motors, Tri-Star Distributors, River Ridge Golf Course, Black Rock Creek Golf
Course, Cliff's Septic, Wal-Mart, Clear Channel Communications, and last but
not least, Cherry Hill Golf Course, which was behind this 100 percent and does
more than its share to support our golf tournament each year. Hole sponsors
donated $100 or more in cash or merchandise.
I would also like to thank C&H Hardware of Yakima and
Lower Valley Credit Union for their $50 donations each, and the following
businesses for their donations of merchandise that was used for prizes for the
players: C&H Hardware and Lower Valley Credit Union.
I would like to thank the players who took part.
We raised $1,539 for ACS. The 2005 tournament will be Sept.
17, 2005. If you wish to be a contributor or participant, call me at 837-8984.
/s/ Clyde Robinson, event coordinator, Sunnyside
Pre-school helpers receive thanks
September was a wonderful and very busy month for us at
Calvary Lutheran Pre-school. We would like to extend a special thank you to all
of those who helped with the Sunshine Days Parade float—Dave Waller, Randy
Schilperoort, Kari Bliesner and numerous parent volunteers.
We would also like to thank Pastor Nick Paulakis for his
outreach at our open house and the Calvary Ladies Society for their help.
/s/ Calvary Lutheran School staff
in Sunshine Days
I wish to thank everyone who was involved with the honor of
my being elected grand marshal of the Sunshine Days Parade this year. I do not
think you can realize what that meant to me and my family.
It was a long time ago when I arrived in Sunnyside, 1937 to
be exact. A skinny 11-year-old boy and not knowing anyone here. My dad died
four months later at age 50 after getting pneumonia from working in the fields,
and Mom took her bunch of hungry kids and made a living any way we could. We
worked in the fields and it did not hurt us any more than it is today.
I have seen Sunnyside bloom forward into a proud community
by the sweat of many brows, the constitution of the dedicated, the blood of so
many young men and faith of what it could become.
I have also seen these dreams die and waver, being replaced
with desires of others and overshadowing the original ones. I have seen a
community lose its faith in the past and uncertain of its future. I remember
the days when the Color Guard and service men marched proudly down our streets
in front of our high school band in great spirit and pride. The whole town
cheering and waving and having a day of family fun.
It is sad to think that the era of community spirit is
coming to an end. The meaning and memory of how our town was built and why it
was built will soon be forgotten and replaced with new ideas not familiar to
the founders and their families.
I thank you again for this wonderful honor you gave me for
it means more to me than you can imagine. And with this, I want to plead with you
to find the community spirit that is still alive in the hearts of those who
live here and keep our Sunshine Days alive. Give our kids something to remember
in later years. Find the reason it was started and use that as the basis to
rekindle the interest. I do not think you will regret it.
/s/ Don and Ruth Cole and family, Sunnyside
a huge success
Sunnyside Parks and Recreation wants to thank all those who
helped make the 2004 Harvest Dance, held on Sunday, Oct. 3, a huge success.
Thank you to the Sunnyside School District and Dennis Birr,
the high school principal, for the use of the school gym. Thanks to the VICA
Club members who attended, served refreshments and danced with the guests.
Special thanks go to VICA advisors Karen Schrontz and Nick Paulakis.
A big round of applause to Bill Holden and his four-piece
band for their great dancing music.
Additional thanks to the Sunnyside senior group and to
volunteer Sherre Ott-Holden for all her help, not only on this program but many
parks and recreation programs.
And last but not least, thank to all 94 paricipants who
attended the fourth annual Harvest Dance.
/s/ Tom Byers, director, Sunnyside Parks and Recreation
Department & Joan Niemeyer, assistant