Stories for November 2005

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Wednesday, November 30

Briefs

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Grandview City Council Briefs

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Grandview Chamber of Comerce Awards

Fiedler is Grandview's 'Man of the Year'

Fiedler is Grandview's 'Man of the Year'

Exchange student shares her Turkish heritage with Rotarians

Telling the Sunnyside Rotarians, who are hosting her exchange student year in the United States, that she likes to draw, Eda Calguner displayed an especially poignant picture she had drawn of an adult female.

'F' as in Frank

Raising expectations

Raising expectations

Sunnyside diner closes its doors

Marie's Country Kitchen, located at 613 Yakima Valley Hwy. in Sunnyside, has closed. The restaurant's last day was Sunday, Nov. 27.

Weddings

Rachelle Martin weds Preston Bouma

Rachelle Martin weds Preston Bouma

Knights hang with bigger schools at jamboree

Against two Class 3A schools, the Sunnyside Christian Knights held their own at Tuesday night's jamboree at Sunnyside High School.

Vikings find strong, weak points at jamboree

MABTON - The Mabton High School boys basketball team took the court last night against Ki-Be and Liberty Christian in its jamboree.

Voters give Sunnyside Council fresh, new look

When the official election results came out of the Yakima County Auditor's office at 8 a.m. yesterday (Tuesday) the suspense of the November General Election came to a close, with three incumbents on the Sunnyside City Council losing their seats to challengers.

Lady Vikes split games at jamboree

MABTON - The Lady Vikings hosted Liberty Christian and the Grandview junior varsity in a jamboree Tuesday night at Mabton High School.

Over the Hill gang to celebrate at Holiday Social

With Little Orphan Annie living happily ever after with Daddy Warbucks, Grace and Sandy, the cast of Over the Hill Theatricals can put the musical Annie behind them and take a well-deserved break.

Greyhounds perfect at S'side jamboree

They may not count on the official season record, but victories in two "mini-games" by Grandview's boys basketball team at the Sunnyside jamboree Tuesday night provided a hopeful start.

S'side school expansion highlighted at Kiwanis meeting

There's a building boom in the Sunnyside School District, Kiwanians learned during their meeting Wednesday morning.

Grizzlies host season opening hoop jamboree

The brand of ball the Sunnyside High School boys basketball team will be playing this season wasn't put on display for local fans last night.

Tuesday, November 29

Grandview starts out strong in area jamboree

The Grandview High School girls basketball team played Wapato in its first game at last night's girls basketball jamboree, held at Sunnyside High School.

Obituary

LYDIA LANG ZIMMERMAN

LYDIA LANG ZIMMERMAN

Lady Knights split games in jamboree

The Lady Knights started their basketball season last night at the girls basketball jamboree at Sunnyside High School.

Lady Grizzlies look good at jamboree

For their first outing of the season, Sunnyside Coach Leo Gomez was pretty happy.

WASL dominates conversation with state legislators

The Washington Assessment of Student Learning was the topic on most educators' minds Monday night as state Senator Jim Honeyford, and state Representatives Bruce Chandler and Dan Newhouse were in town for the Lower Valley School Board's Legislative Dinner.

Briefs

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Schools consider liquor license ban

Members of Sunnyside's Promise delivered a proposal to the Sunnyside School Board Monday that, if passed, would in essence, ban any business from obtaining a liquor license within 500 feet of the district's new Sierra Vista Middle School currently under construction on Washout Road.

Billboard back in the news

Should it stay or should it go?

Grandview ponders rate increase for utility users

GRANDVIEW - Working with figures submitted by department heads in August, the Grandview City Council struggled more than an hour Monday night to find a way to make up a $208,000 shortfall in its preliminary budget without taking the problem to its citizens.

Prosser working to revitalize downtown area

PROSSER - Deb Heintz says she gets approached all of the time from business owners, property owners and community members asking her, what can be done to enhance the business core in Prosser.

New Sunnyside bakery offers the best from Mexico

As a young boy in Mexico, Jose Cortez put a canastos on his head and rode his bicycle through Puruandiro selling the baked goods his father made. Cortez, one of 12 children, was just taking his place in a family of bakers.

Monday, November 28

Power outage affects S'side residents

A power outage last Friday affected 1,032 customers in Sunnyside, according to Pacific Power spokesman Dave Kvamme.

Hospice honors volunteers, needs more

During National Hospice Month, Lower Valley Hospital and Palliative Care of Sunnyside is taking special note of the help it receives from its 34 volunteers.

Fire destroys mobile home in Sunnyside Saturday

A fire of mysterious origin destroyed a mobile home Saturday as it was being installed at a mobile home park in the 400 block of Maple Avenue in Sunnyside.

Concienne Walter Clore Award winner

GRANDVIEW - Mike Concienne of Grandview was named the 2005 Walter Clore Award winner by the Washington State Grape Society.

Obituary

MARJEAN MAINS

MARJEAN MAINS

Friday, November 25

The Newcomer

What's the rush?

What's the rush?

Obituaries

PEDRO NUNEZ

Story Time

It's time to take off the magic ruby slippers

It's time to take off the magic ruby slippers

Parade to kick off Christmas season

Sunnyside's 17th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade is important to the community, and even more important to the farming community, Jeff Norem, this year's parade chairman, said.

Original play shows true meaning of Christmas

Kay Smithwick has been writing her entire adult life. The 58-year-old woman has written short stories, monologues and plays.

Yakima County Briefs

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Trend continues on new building starts in S'side

In the month of October 2005, the City of Sunnyside building division issued 81 permits for projects that ranged from new buildings to sewer and water connections with a total valuation of $1,197,249.

Three burglaries in Grandview over Thanksgiving

GRANDVIEW - Three Grandview homes were burglarized, one the day before Thanksgiving and two on Thanksgiving Day.

Santa's on the road in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Santa is making a post-Thanksgiving visit this Saturday in Grandview.

Improvements set for Washout Rd.

Citing a history of repeated motor vehicle accidents, Yakima County will spend $20,000 to install warning signs and flashing beacons at the intersection of Washout Road and Independence Road.

90-year-old will brave the cold to serve as parade marshal

Matty Besteman, who will be marshal at this year's Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade, shares a dilemma all parade royalty has: what should I wear?

Wednesday, November 23

Salvation Army distributes community donations

GRANDVIEW - Sixty boxes of food were on the way out of the Salvation Army headquarters in Grandview yesterday.

Mabton loses police officer

MABTON - Mabton Police Officer Travis Shepherd will be leaving the force after today.

Death Notice

ALBERT LEE JOHNSON

ALBERT LEE JOHNSON

Thieves take brass from port district

Brass sprinkler heads and valves at the Sunnyside Port District's lagoon in the 600 block of Midvale Road were the target of thieves yesterday.

Burglary, car theft reported in G'view

GRANDVIEW - Police received a report of a stolen car this morning at 5:12 in the 1000 block of West 5th Street.

Mabton budget to be finalized Dec. 13

MABTON - The Mabton City Council released partial projections of 2006 revenues for next year's budget at Tuesday night's meeting.

Winterization of Grandview parks complete

GRANDVIEW - Parks and Recreation Director Mike Carpenter told the Council Monday that winterization of Grandview City parks is complete.

Small town girl blossomed into a cosmopolitan lady

Beki Anderson, a small-town girl from Mabton, has traveled through life with a cosmopolitan air. She owes even her nickname to the world traveling she did in her early years.

Selah 3-1 winners over Sunnyside girls

Tiara Moon rolled a team high two-game 290 series yesterday-including a team best single game 171-but it wasn't enough to counter the efforts of Selah's Emma Beemer and Whitney Jennerjohn.

Port of S'side purchases land for possible airport expansion

In a nod to the future, the Port of Sunnyside has agreed to offer $25,000 to buy two acres from landowner Don Padelford.

Guest Editorial

Say thanks to our soldiers this holiday

Say thanks to our soldiers this holiday

Cutting to the Core

Seahawk fans forgetting too quickly

Seahawk fans forgetting too quickly

Tuesday, November 22

Wenatchee 'lefty' tops 41-bowler field in Sunnyside Sunday

Wenatchee bowler Barry Tate took advantage of the seldom used left-hand side of the lanes to win the November edition of the Central Washington Open, hosted this past Sunday by Sunnyside's Valley Lanes.

Obituary

LOIS RATHBUN BONNY MOSBY

LOIS RATHBUN BONNY MOSBY

Teen arrested on burglary, child molestation charges

GRANDVIEW - An 18-year-old man was arrested on counts of first degree burglary and child molestation for entering a house in the 500 block of East Wine Country Road and fondling a 12-year-old girl, Grandview Detective James Drisscoll said.

Grandview announces community awards

GRANDVIEW - Dr. Al Fiedler was named Grandview's Person of the Year in a community award ceremony held last Thursday.

Mabton honor roll students named

MABTON - The Mabton Jr./Sr. High School honor roll for the first quarter of the 2005-06 academic year has been released.

Grizzly gridders take Mid-Valley honors

Miller, Engel earn second-team nods

Miller, Engel earn second-team nods

Local Best Western is 'best of the best'

In bowling it's 300, in baseball it's retiring 27 straight batters, but for the Best Western chain of hotels 1,000 is a perfect score.

Council votes to expand Urban Growth Area

GRANDVIEW - The city council, Monday night, accepted a Planning Commission recommendation to expand Grandview's Urban Growth Area on the city's south side.

Winery to offer guest house

OUTLOOK - Beginning on Jan. 1, Tefft Cellars will offer guests a unique winery experience.

Fashion accessory store opens at mall

Sunnyside residents will now be able to find the latest Hollywood fashions. In Style Hollywood Fashions just opened in the Mid Valley Mall.

Artz-Fox Elementary does well on educational audit

MABTON - The office of Superintendent of Public Instruction did an educational audit on Artz Fox Elementary School. Audit findings were conveyed to the Mabton School Board at its meeting Monday night.

Grandview City Council Briefs

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Monday, November 21

Obituary

MILDRED EDITH RIGGINS STOVALL

MILDRED EDITH RIGGINS STOVALL

Briefs

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Lower Yakima Valley General Election results

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Dinner served to less fortunate at community center

About 800 people from the Lower Valley attended a dinner for the less fortunate at the Sunnyside Community Center Sunday afternoon.

WSU's Prosser ag station growing

Update provided at state's grape show

Update provided at state's grape show

Saturday night panhandler gets more than a hand-out

Two panhandlers worked the theatre crowd for about five minutes Saturday night before the curtain went up on the depression-era play, Annie, at Sunnyside High School.

Festival gets residents in the holiday spirit

With members of the Sunnyside High School band playing Christmas songs, dozens of decorated trees and dozens of donated gifts to be opened, Friday's Festival of Trees was sure to get even Scrooge ready for Christmas.

Lions International to settle in Mabton

MABTON - There will be an organizational meeting to form the Mabton Lions Club on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at noon. The meeting will be held at the Silver Dollar Inn in Mabton.

Walco expands to S. First Street

A fixture on Sunnyside's 16th Street for more than 25 years, Walco Animal Health will move by the end of this year to a new building on South First Street.

Jump start not enough for Greyhounds in State quarterfinal loss

PASCO - Grandview's football team had Connell-undefeated and fourth-ranked-on its heels for a half before the Eagles stomped out the Greyhounds' hopes in a 56-21 state quarterfinal win Saturday.

Friday, November 18

Forum

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New Beginnings... for troubled lives

Six months ago, Cheryl Emerson couldn't have known she'd soon be going to college. As she hung in her jail cell, her last breath moments away, she could only think of despair and how messed up her life was.

Guest Editorial

Where are all the solar-powered hover cars?

Where are all the solar-powered hover cars?

The Newcomer

Laugh a little; it's good for you

Laugh a little; it's good for you

Religious Reflections

True Thanksgiving

True Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Eve service open to entire community

by Rev. John S. Smylie

Thanksgiving in Wine Country set for Nov. 25-27

An event that has become a Northwest tradition, Thanksgiving in Wine Country, is set for Nov. 25-27, the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Grape expectations

State needs to better market grape industry, says WSU professor

State needs to better market grape industry, says WSU professor

Training thoroughbreds 'a labor of love'

Sue Hook, who owns the Sunny Spot restaurant with husband Gary, spoke to the Sunnyside Kiwanians Wednesday morning regarding the thoroughbred horses they raise.

Briefs

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Growing great grapes

WSU prof revisits 25-year partnership with the grape industry

WSU prof revisits 25-year partnership with the grape industry

Hundreds attend midnight showing of new Harry Potter movie

Hundreds of Harry Potter fans, young and old alike, watched Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire at last night's midnight showing at Grand Cinemas, Yakima Valley here in Sunnyside.

Work study session to be held about Artz-Fox improvements

A work study session in regards to the Artz-Fox School Improvement Report will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 21 at the Junior/Senior High Media Center.

Sunnyside chamber gets new director

Mary Ann Bonny has lived in the Sunnyside area for 50 years, so it's safe to say, she knows Sunnyside.

Sunnyside bowlers drop two matches

A pair of losses to Kennewick on Wednesday and to West Valley yesterday (Thursday) dropped the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team's record on the season to 0-4.

Thursday, November 17

County makes road safety improvements

YAKIMA - Changes are coming to roadways in Yakima County. The safety measures approved Tuesday, Nov. 15, by county commissioners will extend to some Lower Valley areas.

Yakima County Briefs

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PRIDE honor roll students named

Six students at Sunnyside's PRIDE High School excelled during the first quarter of the 2005-06 academic year.

13-year-old hasn't returned home yet

Yesesina Verduzco, 13, missing since Nov. 2, has not returned to her Sunnyside home, according to her parents, Rita Escobar and Manual Verduzco.

County budget totals $60 million

GRANDVIEW - With few changes since the preliminary budget approved last month, Yakima County Commissioners presented a 2006 budget proposal during a hearing in Grandview on Wednesday night.

Dinner is served . . . to 800 at Outlook School

OUTLOOK - Thanksgiving came a week early at Outlook Elementary School yesterday.

Burn bans extended to tribal lands

The smell and smoke from fire has been unmistakable the past few days, wafting south from the Emerald Road area-even as Yakima County has issued a burn ban.

Obituary

VEDA LEONA HARRISON

VEDA LEONA HARRISON

SCHS scholars gain recognition

Sunnyside Christian High School officials have released the names of the students earning honor roll accolades for the first quarter of the 2005-06 school year.

Pre-school class decorates tree for festival

Janessa Franks is only five years old, but she already knows her favorite part of the Festival of Trees.

Retired doctor a reliable Food Bank volunteer

Three hours a day, three times a week . . . regular as clockwork, Dr. Gerald Dierdorff, a long time Sunnyside physician now retired, settles into a little cubicle at the Sunnyside Food Bank amid gunny sacks full of rice and beans.

Death Notices

PHYLLIS HOPE BARNES

Wednesday, November 16

Weekly Bowling Report

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Bulldog bowlers best S'side girls

PASCO - Despite an impressive 362 two-game series from Veronica Uribe, the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team dropped a 3-1 decision to the Pasco Bulldogs Tuesday afternoon.

The Newcomer

Crafty I am not, yet . . .

Crafty I am not, yet . . .

Anniversary

Robledos celebrate 50th anniversary

Robledos celebrate 50th anniversary

Half-million dollar gamble?

Sunnyside inks deal to clean up smelly water

Sunnyside inks deal to clean up smelly water

Love of classic hymns results in 'Joyful Noise'

MABTON - "We don't ask for vocal talent, we ask for an audience that doesn't know the difference!" chuckled Mike McGhan, bass guitarist for local country Christian music group The Joyful Noise.

City focuses on attracting new business

An effort to map Sunnyside's customer base and, in turn, attract new businesses was approved by the city council on Monday, Nov. 14.

Hospice welcomes chamber guests

The warm glow of lighted windows reached through the dark to welcome guests to the Sunnyside Business After Hours networking event last night at Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care.

Sunnyside vet recalls winning nation's first ever selective service call-up

Sixty-five years ago, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt reached into a fish bowl and pulled out the first name in the United States' first draft call-up.

Fire causes $20,000 damage to Sunnyside home

A faulty connection in a lamp cord caused a fire that resulted in $20,000 damage to a home on Waneta Road early Tuesday morning.

Forum

1-Column

Death Notice

VEDA LEONA HARRISON

VEDA LEONA HARRISON

City of Mabton Budget Briefs

1-Column

Guest Editorial

System works if you let consumers decide

System works if you let consumers decide

Tuesday, November 15

Have you seen this girl?

A 13-year-old Sunnyside girl has been missing since Wednesday, Nov. 2.

Stone replaces Ricks on Sunnyside Council

The first matter of business for the Sunnyside city council on Monday was approving Mayor Ed Prilucik's appointment of Carol Stone to the council.

Sunnyside High School announces honor roll

Sunnyside High School has announced its honor roll for fourth quarter, with 19 students in the four grades achieving perfect grades.

Lower Valley Credit Union opens branch in Prosser

PROSSER - Lower Valley Credit Union will be opening a branch in Prosser tomorrow.

Bell ringers needed

The Salvation Army's good works march on-but bell ringers are needed if the needy are to have happy holidays this year.

S'side Council tables sign ordinance

Sunnyside's long awaited sign code ordinance will have to wait a bit longer.

Soroptomist donates money to hospital for breast cancer detection

Soroptomist, a professional women's organization, recently donated almost $5,000 to Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Three thefts, burglary reported

The Sunnyside Police Department reported three thefts and a burglary occurred in Sunnyside yesterday.

Sunnyside councilmen reject housing proposal for SR-241/Factory Rd.

A proposal to build 190 homes at SR-241 and Factory Road was turned away by the Sunnyside City Council Monday night.

Bickleton announces honor roll

Bickleton School District has announced its honor roll for the first quarter.

Monday, November 14

Greyhounds advance to 2A football quarter-finals

GRANDVIEW - Call it the quarter-finals or the elite eight, but Grandview's football team is there thanks to a 32-22 come-from-behind home win over Colville Saturday in the State 2A playoffs.

Thomas Kinkade master highlighter visits Sunnyside's Knot Hole Gallery

Customers were wall-to-wall at The Knot Hole Gallery in Sunnyside this past Saturday as collectors of Thomas Kinkade art flocked to watch one of his master highlighters at work.

Epps overtakes Farmer for S'side council race

The neck-and-neck race between Sunnyside City Council incumbent Mike Farmer and challenger Bruce Epps took a turn late Friday as Epps grabbed his first lead in ballots counted from the Nov. 8 general election.

Smoking ban miffs some nightspot owners

Initiative 901 has some Lower Valley tavern and business owners upset over the smoking ban that's set to go into effect Dec. 8 of this year.

Obituaries

PAID OBITUARY

Vikings lose heartbreaker on late touchdown run

MABTON - Asotin's Ryan Witters punched in a late 1-yard touchdown run with seven seconds to go to steal a victory from the previously undefeated and eighth-ranked Vikings, 17-10 this past Friday night.

Durfey competes at State

FEDERAL WAY - Sunnyside High School's Rachelle Durfey swam in her first State meet last Friday and although she didn't win, she gained some valuable experience for next year.

S'side Port nets $100,000 for local wetlands study

Congressman Doc Hastings announced last week that the Port of Sunnyside will receive a federal $100,000 grant.

Grandview girls post third best record in school history

YAKIMA - With just one senior on this year's State tournament fifth place finishing team, one has to wonder what the future holds for the Grandview High School volleyball program.

Annie will continue its run into next week

The Over the Hill Senior Theatricals put on a production of 'Annie' last Saturday and Sunday at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

Friday, November 11

Veterans take center stage in Mabton

MABTON - Lower Valley veterans were front and center Thursday during two ceremonies in the Mabton School District.

SHS cafeteria offering students a variety of choices

This isn't your father's high school cafeteria.

Soroptomists plan annual craft show

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Bruce Ricks resigns city council post effective immediately

Sunnyside city councilman Bruce Ricks resigned yesterday, Nov. 10, following his loss to challenger Carol Stone in the Nov. 8 general election.

Veterans reflect on war experiences

Though World War II ended more than 60 years ago, the experiences of those who have been called the Greatest Generation have not been forgotten. Nor have the efforts of those who've served since, in places like Korea, Vietnam and Iraq.

Alcohol use among Sunnyside 8th graders above state average

The Sunnyside School District is in the running to receive a state incentive grant to help combat higher than average alcohol use among 8th grade students.

Guest Editorial

Simply the best

Simply the best

'F' as in Frank

Giving vets their due, and their day

Giving vets their due, and their day

Grief and the Holidays Workshop set

As a community service, Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care will host two Grief and the Holidays Workshops on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Sunnyside Community Center, 1521 S. First Street, Sunnyside, to help people cope with loss of a loved one.

Sunnyside bowlers fall to Davis

Sunnyside Coach Tina Peabody was pleased with her team's performance, despite the loss.

Thursday, November 10

Inmate escapes from Yakima center

A 40-year-old inmate, incarcerated at the Yakima Valley Community Restitution center escaped from custody the morning of Nov. 9.

Winter is a busy time for farmers

Most people think Valley farmers sit back, kick their feet up and relax when winter rolls around, but local growers say that simply isn't true.

Death Notice

SANTIAGA MALTOS

SANTIAGA MALTOS

Lower Valley provides opportunities to honors veterans

From Sunnyside to Grandview, the Lower Valley will be remembering its heroes tomorrow, Nov. 11, during Veteran's Day.

Sunnyside hunter enjoys lessons from the outdoors

Long-time Sunnyside resident George Graf knows a thing or two or three about hunting.

Votes added to two Mabton races

MABTON - Two races too close to call just yet picked up some more votes.

School board race all but decided

Mark Meyer maintained his lead of 59 votes over Karen Veloz in the latest Grandview School Board election results.

Farmer's lead narrows

The Sunnyside city council race between incumbent Mike Farmer and challenger Bruce Epps narrowed to seven votes, according to the latest ballot count as of 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Veterans Day travel info

For many, the Veterans Day holiday means a long weekend skiing or traveling to get-away destinations. With that in mind, the Washington Department of Transportation remind motorists to check travel conditions before venturing out.

Colorado farmer speaks to Congress about energy crisis

WASHINGTON - Rocky Mountain Farmers Union member Ryan Niebur told the Senate Agriculture Committee Nov. 9 that rising input costs are making it hard for family farmers and ranchers to stay afloat.

Obituary

ALEYDA S. MEDRANO

ALEYDA S. MEDRANO

Durfey heads to state this weekend

Sunnyside High School's Rachelle Durfey, a junior on the school's swim team, will be heading to the 2A/3A state finals this Friday.

Wednesday, November 9

Wedding

Pittman, Timmermans tie the knot

Pittman, Timmermans tie the knot

Freedom foundation claims election problems already evident

OLYMPIA-Less than four hours after the polls opened today, a representaive of Evergreen Freedom Foundation (EFF) said EFF had identified several problems in the 2005 general election.

Engagement

December wedding planned

December wedding planned

Two Grandview races decided, one close

GRANDVIEW - Mayor Norm Childress credited voter common sense and city expansion as keys to his victory over challenger Helen Darr.

ELECTION RESULTS

CITY COUNCIL

Mabton residents vote for change

There will be some new faces on the Mabton School Board and City Council and some old faces in new positions after yesterday's elections.

Guest Editorial

Let's Play the Liberals' Game

Let's Play the Liberals' Game

Page ahead brings books into children's lives

Page Ahead has been donating books to children's literacy programs since 1999.

Sunnyside throws out two incumbents

It was not a good night for incumbents Tuesday, as Sunnyside voters threw out two of the three city council incumbents facing challengers and a third was hanging on by an eyelash.

Battle of the seniors

The first ever boys vs. girls senior volleyball game has been set for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. Admission is $2 per person.

S'side school board races too close to call

Voters in the Sunnyside School District were undecided on the future of the school board as all three contested races remain close.

Death Notice

BETTY (WHITNER) MAAS

BETTY (WHITNER) MAAS

'F' as in Frank

The boys of Autumn

The boys of Autumn

Obituary

LLOYD M. "GOLDIE" GOLDEN

LLOYD M. "GOLDIE" GOLDEN

Catholic bazaar set for Nov. 12

Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prosser will hold its annual fall bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

AAU fall basketball league continues

The Yakima Valley AAU Three Rivers Fall League continued this weekend with games at various locations throughout central Washington.

The Newcomer

Such a joyous time

Such a joyous time

Golf results

The team of Hibbard, Askin and Sternfeld won the Shamble tournament golf held last weekend at the Black Rock Creek course in Sunnyside.

Tuesday, November 8

Grandview approves first gated community

GRANDVIEW - In a first for Grandview, the city council on Monday approved the final plat for its first-ever gated community.

Sunnyside food bank still helping community after 29 years

Reverend John H. Jacobs doesn't know where he got his calling to help people but it might have something do to with his mother.

Grandview store owner jailed on drug charges

GRANDVIEW - The owner of the Tienda Mi Morenita store at 1401 Wine Country Road in Grandview was sentenced yesterday, Nov. 7, to 55 months in prison for drug charges after pleading guilty in Yakima County Superior Court.

Death Notice

LLOYD MURL GOLDEN

LLOYD MURL GOLDEN

Meeting set for potential Lions

Lions club members from several valley towns will gather in Mabton tonight, Nov. 8, to test the waters to see if the community would like to organize a Lions Club.

Horizon to reduce fares while pass struggles with slide

Horizon Air is offering reduced prices on one-way fares for two days to Seattle while I-90 over Snoqualmie Pass is prohibited to over-wide vehicles and the speed limit has been reduced to 35 miles per hour.

Grandview receives drought assistance

GRANDVIEW - It may be November, but it's never too late to plan, or recover from, drought conditions.

Spanish machine could help Valley farmers improve efficiency

ZILLAH - A couple dozen fruit industry professionals and growers gathered at Carpenter Farms Monday to witness what the Argiles AF-5, a motorized picking platform imported from Spain, can do to increase efficiency among pickers.

Clean Air Authority sets meetings

YAKIMA - The Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority will hold a work session and board meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Angela's Floral adds scrapbooking

PROSSER - Angela's Floral and Gifts in Prosser will hold an open house next week, Nov. 14-19, to launch its new line of scrapbooking supplies.

Monday, November 7

Pole fire puts 733 homes, business in the dark Saturday

A power pole fire Saturday evening put 733 Sunnyside residences and businesses in the dark from 7:24 to 9:35 p.m. Saturday.

Dance classes underway

Dance classes scheduled through the Sunnyside Recreation Department are underway in Sunnyside.

Paul resumes his fight with city hall

The clock is ticking on what appears to be a contentious conclusion to the ongoing billboard battle between Prosser contractor Tom Paul and the City of Sunnyside.

Ready to vote?

The General Election is tomorrow (Nov. 8), and, if you haven't mailed in your ballot yet, there is still time.

On to state for Grandview football

'Hounds get first playoff win in school history

'Hounds get first playoff win in school history

Blood drive Nov. 8 in Sunnyside

The American Red Cross is holding a blood drive in Sunnyside tomorrow, Nov. 8, at the United Methodist Church.

Grandview wins district tournament, advances to state

BENTON CITY - Winning a district championship was sweet, but for the Grandview Volleyball team beating Kiona-Benton on their home turf was even sweeter.

Births

Births

Sanchez, Mendez place in State

PASCO - Two runners from the Grandview cross-country team participated in the 2A State finals this weekend.

Windfarm construction begins near Bickleton

Will employ up to 200 at peak of construction

Will employ up to 200 at peak of construction

Knights fall to Riverside one more time

YAKIMA - Hoping to keep going in the Columbia B League soccer playoffs, the Sunnyside Christian High School team traveled to Riverside to play the Crusaders for the fourth time this year.

Resident artist jazzes up cafe tables

Every table at Cactus Juice Cafe in Sunnyside has a set of matching place mats.

Lower Valley pregnancy center banquet 'the best ever'

A crowd of 330 turned out Thursday, Nov.3, for the Lower Valley Pregnancy Center's annual fundraising banquet.

Grizz get a win!

Miller sets rushing TD mark

Miller sets rushing TD mark

Obituaries

JOE M

Mabton finishes season undefeated

MABTON - One word can describe the Mabton High School football team: Perfect.

Bickleton runner finishes season strong

PASCO - Just making it to state was an accomplishment for Junior Hernandez. The 8th grader finished 24th out of 67 runners this past Saturday at the state cross country meet.

Friday, November 4

'F' as in Frank

Signs of aging

Signs of aging

Sunnyside educator to spend time in Japan

Jennifer Allen doesn't speak any Japanese; not one word. But she's not letting that stop her. The Pioneer Elementary School vice principal will be spending time in the Land of the Rising Sun from Nov. 20 to Dec. 8.

Religious Reflections

How are we looking at others?

How are we looking at others?

Class teaches poaching prevention

Citizens who are interested in helping prevent poaching of Washington State's fish and wildlife resources are invited to attend a two-hour training session Nov. 9 in Lacey, WA.

Public invited to gala, glittering display of trees to benefit hospital auxiliary

As many as 25 Christmas trees will be given tender, loving care by florists, craft shops and individuals, who will add creative touches to the trees that have been sold to area businesses to benefit the Sunnyside Community Hospital Auxiliary.

Guest Editorial

Extending the Sales Tax Deduction - a Matter of Fairness

Extending the Sales Tax Deduction - a Matter of Fairness

Yakamas to host pow wow this weekend

TOPPENISH - In celebration of National American Indian Heritage Month, the Yakama Nation will host its fourth annual Cultural Heritage Center Tiin-Ma Gathering Pow Wow.

Vote...it's the right thing to do

Normally you would be urged to not forget to get out to the polls and cast your vote. We would be telling you what time the polling locations opened and which school or church to go to cast your vote based on where you live.

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The Newcomer

Implanting crazy buttons

Implanting crazy buttons

Vision of Rotary focus of Daybreak discussion

Jeff Barrom was the speaker at the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary meeting this morning.

Obituary

REUBEN MEDINA CHAVEZ

REUBEN MEDINA CHAVEZ

Entertainment Briefs

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Bickleton cross country runner is among an elite few

Junior Hernandez is one of just a handful of 8th graders to ever make the State 'B' Cross Country meet

Junior Hernandez is one of just a handful of 8th graders to ever make the State 'B' Cross Country meet

Snow strands hunters

High winds and drifting snow stranded several hunters yesterday (Nov. 3) on the 1600 Road southeast of Little Bald Mountain.

The musical Annie opens Nov. 12 in Sunnyside

Mark your calendars! There will be five opportunities in November to watch the rip roaring musical, Annie, as performed by the Over the Hill Senior Theatricals at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

Grandview rolls past Omak in first district match

GRANDVIEW - The Lady 'Hounds rolled past Omak 25-6, 25-12 and 25-8 on Thursday night to move on to the second round of the District 5/6 '2A' Tournament. The win improves Grandview's overall record to 24-4.

Thursday, November 3

Little Grapplers' parents meeting set for Nov. 7

A parent meeting of the Sunnyside Little Grapplers will be held Monday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Sunnyside High school.

Free conference to help parents in local school districts

Parents of students in the Grandview, Granger, Mabton, Mt. Adams, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato and Zillah school districts may take part in a free parent conference called "Stepping Up for Student Success" Saturday, Nov. 12 at Sunnyside High School. The morning session begins at 8:30 and the afternoon session begins at 12:30.

Early fall AAU basketball league gets started

The Inland Empire Amateur Athletic Union's early fall basketball league got started Oct. 22.

Look both ways!

Some intersections have citizens concerned

Some intersections have citizens concerned

Tom's car store donates car for hospital raffle

Tom's Car Store in Sunnyside has announced its support for the American Cancer Society 2006 Relay for Life with the donation of a car to be raffled for the cause.

Sunnyside trooper one of two to receive awards

Washington Stae Patrol Trooper Robert Morris of Sunnyside will be one of two troopers to receive the patrol's Award of Merit Friday, Nov. 4, at a ceremony in Olympia.

Working Stiff

Sunny Spot waitress has sunny disposition

Sunny Spot waitress has sunny disposition

Welch's closing Kennewick plant

No impacts to Grandview or local grape producers, says company

No impacts to Grandview or local grape producers, says company

Heritage University to host speaker

Paul Dowdy, regional director of the Heritage@CBC site, will be the speaker at Heritage University Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Grandview's double duo excel on and off the field

Vela a triple threat for Greyhounds

Vela a triple threat for Greyhounds

Sunnyside teens learn to think it over

Virginia Frausto, a 14-year-old freshman at Sunnyside High School, never thought about having a baby or what kind of changes in her life a baby might bring.

Free bike helmets to be distributed Saturday

Thanks to a $4,977.50 grant from Toppenish's Legend's Casino, Sunnyside's Promise, in conjunction with other Sunnyside kid-friendly agencies, will sponsor a Sunnyside Bicycle Rodeo and Helmet Give-A-Way Saturday, Nov. 5, at Sunnyside's Chief Kamiakin School.

Wednesday, November 2

Mabton volleyball coach, players receive recognition

Olivia Mendoza, the coach of the Mabton High School volley ball team, was voted Coach of the Year for the Greater Columbia "B" League.

Rotarian rides the rails

Rotarian Randy Schuler was the guest speaker at Monday's Noon Rotary Club meeting. Schuler spoke about his hobby of riding along railroad tracks, some abandoned and some not. He also gave a slideshow of some of his trips.

'F' as in Frank

Remember November

Remember November

Nuestra Casa receives health education grant

Nuestra Casa, a Spanish-language outreach program in Sunnyside, received a $9,000 grant to aid its programs for 2006. The grant was one of nine, totalling $200,000, announced Tuesday by the Yakima Valley Community Foundation

Engagement

Engagement announced

Engagement announced

Cantwell takes wait and see attitude on Alito nomination

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell said yesterday (Oct. 31) she will take a wait and see attitude on President George Bush's selection of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to replace Justice Sandra Day O'Connor on the Supreme Court.

Death Notice

KAY C. SAUNDERS

KAY C. SAUNDERS

Guest Editorial

Tax Cut Fever Won't Go Away

Tax Cut Fever Won't Go Away

Sunnyside couple to celebrate 25th anniversary

Jorge and Socorro Bazaldua, owners of Panda Bear Child Care in Sunnyside, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary Friday, Nov. 4.

Grandview "A" team to play in Grid Kid championship

Grandview's "A" Grid Kid football team will play in the Grid Kid championship game this Saturday at 1 p.m. at Selah Middle School. Grandview will play Zillah.

Yakima County Briefs

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Tuesday, November 1

Births

Births

FEMA extends disaster aid deadline

The deadline to apply for disaster aid for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita has been extended to Jan. 11, 2006, by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Hastings honored for flag desecration amendment work

Congressman Doc Hastings was in Sunnyside Monday to accept awards from the American Legion and the Citizens Flag Alliance at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3482 building for his work to protect the American flag.

Stevens Pass gets its first snowfall

Stevens Pass Winter Resort received its first measurable and significant snowfall of the season on Halloween morning, Oct. 31.

Grizzlies JV beats up on Selah

SELAH - The Sunnyside JV football team used a strong running game and a dominating defense to control the game clock and beat up on Selah by a score of 32-6.

Antiques added to Lava Rock Gift Shop

Antiques-mostly furniture-have been added to the gift shop at Lava Rock Nursery and Landscaping. The new inventory is just the first of many plans being put into operation by owner Gary Warwick and his wife, Billie.

Death Notice

LENORA HESSELBERG

LENORA HESSELBERG

Thieves target cars over weekend

Several vehicle prowls and car thefts were reported this past weekend.

Sports Briefs

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'Von Top' family singers a Sunnyside hit

They nearly stole the show as the opening act for the "Always...Patsy Cline" performance on Oct. 22.

Sgt. Jose Trevino resigns from force

Sunnyside Police Chief Ed Radder announced today (Tuesday) that Sgt. Jose Trevino has resigned from the Sunnyside Police Department.