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‘55 Alive’

safe driving class to be offered here

The Sunnyside Senior Center will be the site of a "55 Alive" safe driving class the evenings of June 21 and 23.

Participants must attend both four-hour sessions to receive a certificate. The classes will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. each evening.

The focus of the classes will be updating law changes and dealing with age related physical changes and ways to compensate for those changes.

The cost to attend the classes is $10 for each session. Pre-registration is required by calling Gil Brook at 882-1330 or the Sunnyside Recreation Department at 837-8660.

LEAD busts two on drug charges

TOPPENISH - The Law Enforcement Against Drugs (LEAD) Narcotics Task Force, comprised in part of members of the Sunnyside, Granger and Grandview police departments, concluded a month long investigation last Thursday by arresting two people in Toppenish.

Arrested were Demetrius F. Martinez, 34, and Jennifer D. Sterling, 20. Martinez has been charged with distributing cocaine, and possessing cocaine and methamphetine with the intent to deliver. Sterling faces charges of being an accomplice to the delivery of cocaine, and possessing cocaine and meth with the intent to deliver.

The two were arrested at a residence on 'F' Street in Toppenish.

While serving the search warrant, LEAD officers said they found approximately three ounces of cocaine, one ounce of meth, $1,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia.

Story time

at S’side library starts this Tuesday

The Sunnyside public library kicks off its summer story time sessions Tuesday, June 14, from 10 to 10:30 a.m.

Children of all ages are welcome to attend the Tuesday morning story times.

Family awareness night June 15

Parent Information and Resource Center Coordinator Luz Rodriguez is hoping for a big turnout at Wednesday's "Family Awareness Night - Part II."

Open to community residents, the gathering will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sunnyside's Parent Information and Resource Center (800 E. Custer Ave.). The center is located in the former Washington State Employment Security office.

Rodriguez said the focus of June 15 meeting will be a gang prevention presentation.

Dinner will be provided to those who attend. Also, child care will be made available.

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