Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo seeks theme ideas

The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo is actively seeking theme ideas for the 2006 event.

The individual who comes up with the winning theme will be given a prize of $25. Deadline for theme entries is Dec.1, 2005.

Theme suggestions can be e-mailed to or by regular mail to Lynda Jo Gross, 107 Division St., Grandview, WA 98930.

Chaplain needed at Sunnyside Hospice

Sunnyside Hospice and Palliative Care is seeking a chaplain to fill a vacancy created about two weeks ago when its chaplain resigned.

"We're certainly recruiting for a part time chaplain," said Joel Stephens, executive director.

"It's a service that's a very good thing, but is also required under the state and federal rules for Hospice."

Stephens said his office has been advertising locally and has received "several really good candidates", and expects to make a decision within the next two weeks.

"It's not a decision we want to sit on for too long," said Stephens. "A chaplain is a really vital role in Hospice, offering spiritual comfort and keeping contact with the Ministerial Association in informal networking. Sometimes, a chaplain's job is as simple as keeping the patients connected to their own faith community."

Medicare prescription drug workshop Nov. 30

GRANDVIEW - An informational workshop pertaining to the new prescription drug plans for Medicare recipients will be held Wednesday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m. at the Carl L. Stevens Senior Center in Grandview (401 W. 2nd St.).

Susan Parker, social service director of the Grandview Health Care Center, will be presenting the information to help update local senior citizens on the new prescription drug plans.

The workshop is free of charge and participants are welcome to stay for the regular potluck dinner at noon.

Christian women to exchange gifts at Dec. 12 confab

PROSSER - "Visions of Sugarplums" will be the theme of the Monday, Dec. 12, meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club.

The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon meeting at Prosser's Barn Restaurant will feature a gift exchange by club members. The suggested price for gifts is a $5 limit.

Musical entertainment that day will be provided by Top String, a family musical group that delights audiences with their country music style. The Dec. 12 guest speaker will be Roberta Morin, whose topic of "Christmas Love" will detail how she discovered unfailing love through her experiences as a teacher, EMT, Forest Service employee and ranch wife.

Luncheon reservations can be made by calling 882-2365 or 894-4610.


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