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 www.foodlifeline.org.
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)
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
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