Farm Bureau plans food drive

The Yakima County Farm Bureau has joined forces with other county farm bureaus around the state to take part in a food drive that will continue through March 16.

There are three locations where people can drop off food and personal care items for the food drive, including Sunnyside New Holland on Yakima Valley Highway, Ideal Lumber and Hardware in Toppenish and Burroughs Tractor in Union Gap. Cash gifts will also be accepted at the three collection sites, and through the website

Farm bureau members will gather the donated items on March 16, with all of the food collected being weighed and delivered to local food banks. The county farm bureau with the most donations by weight will be treated to a steak dinner.

Learn more about law school

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview branch of Yakima Valley Community College will host a morning of law school for those interested in learning more about the field.

Those interested in a career in law are invited to register for the event, which is set to take place Friday, March 11, from 10:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grandview campus. Those who attend will have a chance to speak to local lawyers and law school students, participate in a mock law school class and receive helpful information about getting into college. A free lunch will also be provided.

Those interested in attending the event being sponsored by Seattle University School of Law and the Law School Admission Council should submit the following information, name, high school or college currently attending, year of graduation, address, email address and phone number, to larsenj@seattleu. edu. For more information call Julie Larsen at (206) 398-4074.

Applications available for Yakima Valley dairy scholarships

The Yakima Valley Dairy Scholarship Foundation has announced that its 2005 scholarship applications are now available for two $1,000 scholarships.

One scholarship will be awarded to an individual entering the agriculture field. In order to qualify for one of the two scholarships the student must be a member of a household that derives a major portion of its income from dairying or through a dairy supported agribusiness. Applicants must live in the Yakima Valley and be accepted to, or enrolled full time in, an accredited institution of higher learning.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship program is March 31. For more information or to receive an application contact Carol VanSlageren at 854-2607.


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