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Cattle pregnancy management

topic of seminar

Bio Tracking with Ag Health Laboratories is sponsoring a seminar in Sunnyside that will focus on managing pregnancy in cattle.

Participants will be instructed on strategies for fresh cow management and breeding programs. Pregnancy testing and management programs for dairy and beef cattle will also be presented.

The Thursday, March 31, seminar will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Sunnyside's Snipes Mountain Brewery. Those who want to attend are asked to RSVP by Monday, March 28 (836-2020).

YVCC seeks alumnus award nominations

The Yakima Valley Community College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for its annual distinguished alumnus award. The award will be presented at the YVCC commencement ceremonies in June.

The deadline for nominations is April 13. Nomination forms are available by contacting Deborah Wilson (509-574-6872).

Any former student who attended YVCC for a minimum of three quarters and attained at least 45 credits and has distinguished themselves in some positive manner is eligible for nomination.

Black Rock Reservoir appraisal report topic of meeting

YAKIMA - The Bureau of Reclamation will host a public meeting Tuesday, March 29, to answer questions about the Black Rock Reservoir appraisal assessment report, part of the Yakima River Basin water storage feasibility study.

The March 29 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Yakima Convention Center.

"The purpose of this meeting is to provide information about the appraisal assessment of the Black Rock alternative and to answer questions from the public regarding the summary report and the associated technical reports released in late February," said Kim McCartney, Bureau of Reclamation storage study manager.

The reports may be viewed on the Bureau's seb site at: www.usbr.gov/pn.

The potential reservoir, which would be sited east of Yakima and north of Sunnyside, would store up to 1.3 million acre-feet of water.

Total project costs are currently estimated between $3.5 and $4 billion. The reservoir would draw water from the Columbia River to serve Lower Yakima Valley irrigators.

Bureau of Reclamation hydrologists, engineers and planners will be on hand at the March 29 meeting to make formal presentations and answer questions.

‘Spring Fling’ Christian club meeting April 18

PROSSER - "Spring Fling" will be the theme of the Monday, April 18, meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club.

Local flower and herb grower Kelli Wiegers will display new and unusual herbs that can spice up a spring garden. Vocalist Kimberly Mears will provide the musical entertainment for the 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon meeting.

The April 18 guest speaker will be Kathy Murphy of Bellingham, whose talk is entitled "One Doll's Journey."

Reservations to attend the meeting at Prosser's Barn Restaurant can be made by calling 882-2365 or 894-4610.

S’side Chamber

after-hours event set for Tuesday

The Sunnyside branch of the Bank of the West will open its doors for the March Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce after-hours event.

The chamber invites community residents to meet the new branch manager, Deb Stearns, and her staff.

The Tuesday, March 29, after-hours social will begin at 5:30 p.m. The get-together is open to all Chamber members, their guests and the general public. To RSVP or obtain more information about the monthly gathering contact the local Chamber office (837-5939).

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