to host tea and poetry gatherings
GRANGER - The Granger public library will host tea and
poetry gatherings the first Monday of every month, at 1:30 p.m.
Nan Ide, the new Granger librarian, is inviting all Lower
Valley residents to attend the monthly get-togethers. Those who attend will be
afforded the opportunity to either read their own works or some of their
favorite poetry. Ide said those who just enjoy listening to poetry are also
urged to attend.
Tea will be provided to those attend, and library visitors
are encouraged to bring snacks to share with others.
New HIV rules adopted by state
Washington health care officials report that new rules
adopted by the state will make it easier for physicians to tailor HIV testing
to their patients.
The new rules also clarify that local health agencies will
have the primary responsibility of notifying sexual partners of a person found
to be infected with HIV.
To encourage more people to undergo voluntary testing, the
recently adopted rule changes streamline HIV counseling, testing and partner
notification. One significant rule change allows physicians to tailor the
amount of information they need to give a person who is being tested.
Previously, physicians were required to give extensive information on HIV prior
to the test, even if the patient received the information during previous
tests. Now, physicians can use the patient's history to judge how much
information is needed.
In Washington, it is estimated that 3,000 to 5,000 people
may be infected with HIV and not know it. There have been 15,141 cases of HIV
and AIDS reported in the state since the beginning of the epidemic in 1982.
"These changes will make it considerably easier to be
tested for HIV and to ensure that people receive the critical information they
need," said Dr. Maxine Hayes, Washington State Health Officer.
CWU announces spring honor roll
ELLENSBURG - A total of 11 Sunnyside area students were
named to the spring quarter honor roll at Central Washington University. To
achieve that honor, the students had to earn at least a 3.50 grade point
average while carrying at least 12 graded credit hours of study.
The academic achievers include Sunnyside's Tiffanie Bodine,
Lance Den Boer, Jackie Morrow, Tabitha Sanders, Judith Simerl and Jacob Van
Pelt; Outlook's Auliilani De La Cruz and Nicolaus Newhouse; Mabton's Shannon
Pierce and James Rivard III; and Granger's Andrea Cardenas-Gibb.
EWU releases Dean’s List names
CHENEY - Numerous Lower Yakima Valley students attending
Eastern Washington University have been named to the spring quarter Dean's
Honor List. To be listed, a student had to earn a minimum grade point average
of 3.50 while carrying at least 12 graded credits.
The scholastic achievers include Sunnyside's Kristi
Bottineau, Miranda Hernandez, Jaclyn Jaquish, Kayla Monroe, Lindsey Phillips
and Michelle Tobin; Mabton's Monica Sanchez; Granger's Jose Alviso and Laura
Leach; Bickleton's Dana Hodge; Grandview's Curtis Campbell, Tanner Johnston,
Megan Metteer, Melissa Raymond and Ashlee Trevino; and Prosser's Sara Adams,
Torben Dalstra and Cody Jansen.
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