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on tap Tuesday

You don't need to be a certified emergency technician to help save someone's life, says Marie Handy, Sunnyside's blood drawing chairman.

Handy is encouraging all community residents to turn out next Tuesday, Nov. 2, at the Sunnyside United Methodist Church to donate blood.

Handy said those 17 years of age and older are eligible to donate blood.

"All they have to do is weigh a minimum of 105 pounds and be in good, general health to help save someone's life with a donation of blood," said Handy.

Tuesday's blood drawing, being sponsored by the Lower Valley Nouvella Club, will get underway at 1 p.m. Walk-in donors can show up until 6 p.m. that evening.

Those who want to get in and out quickly can schedule a donation appointment by calling 1-800-787-9691.

Reception to honor state’s top teacher Monday

MABTON - A reception to honor Tamara Steen, selected yesterday by the state office of public instruction as the teacher of the year in Washington state, will be held next Monday, Nov. 1, at Mabton Jr./Sr. High School.

All Mabton teachers, as well as the community of Mabton, are invited to the 3 to 4 p.m. reception.

Author to speak

at club meeting

PROSSER - Monday, Nov. 8, author Kathie Nelson will be the featured speaker at the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting.

Nelson will equip club members with the tools to create purposeful change, whether their life's scripts read like a romantic novel, mystery of how-to manual.

The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon meeting will be held at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser. Carol Bender is scheduled to provide the musical entertainment at the Nov. 8 meeting.

Reservations to attend can be called in at 882-2365 or 894-4610.

Evergreen wreath class to be held

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and now is a good time to make plans to learn how to make a fresh evergreen wreath, say Sunnyside parks and rec officials.

The local parks and rec agency is offering a class in wreath-making on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Sunnyside Senior Center (1400 Federal Way). Instructor Jane Swindell, a former professional florist, will show the secrets of design and assembly. The cost to participate in the class is $15 for those who reside in Sunnyside, $20 for non-city residents. Registration is underway now at the local parks and rec office.

Free computer classes for seniors offered in S’side

The Sunnyside library and the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department are offering free, basic computer classes for anyone 55 years of age and older.

Classes are set for Tuesdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the local library. Pre-registration is required (837-3234 or 837-8660).

John Baldridge will be the class instructor.

Knitting classes offered locally

Knitting classes on Nov. 16, 23 and 30 are being offered in Sunnyside.

Offered through the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department, the classes will be held those three days from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Episcopal Church, at Fourth Street and Edison Avenue. Participants must provide their own knitting supplies.

Class fees are set at $10. Registration is underway now (837-8660).


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