in concert Nov. 7
WEST VALLEY - The "Liberty Quartet" will appear in
concert Sunday, Nov. 7, at the West Valley Church of the Nazarene.
Described as an outstanding Southern Gospel group, the
quartet will perform at 6 p.m. in the church sanctuary, located at 72nd and Nob
A love offering will be collected during the concert, which
is open to the public.
on tap Oct. 30-31
PASCO - Frisbee enthusiasts are being urged to watch the
action at the fifth annual "Hanford Howl Ultimate Frisbee
The two-day event will be held at the Tri-Cities Youth
Soccer Association fields, near the TRAC facility in Pasco. It is being
sponsored by the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau, Desert Lorax and the
Tri-Cities Ultimate Frisbee Club.
Competition will take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on
Saturday, Oct. 30, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31. Generally,
four games take place simultaneously. The final championship tournament will be
staged Sunday afternoon.
For extra flavor, competing teams will don Halloween
costumes in keeping with the theme, "Hanford Howl."
The two-day tournament will involve teams from across the
Pacific Northwest. At least 300 people are expected to compete.
"Events such as these are not only fun, they benefit
the community since proceeds from this tournament are donated to charity,"
said Kris Watkins, president of the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau.
Sally McFarlane, the tournament's publicity coordinator, is
encouraging the public to attend, at no charge, and learn more about the sport
of Ultimate Frisbee.
"It's a fast paced team sport that combines the
elements of soccer, football and basketball. Players try to pass the Frisbee
down the field into an end zone to score goals," said McFarlane.
"Generally, there are seven players on each coed team,
four men and three women," she continued. "A very unique aspect of
the Ultimate Frisbee sport is the fact that the game is played without referees
or officials. It requires the players to call their own fouls and relies on
what is called the 'spirit of the game," a concept that promotes
competitive play but not at the expense of sportsmanship."