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Toppenish Eagles to host Christmas show this Friday

TOPPENISH - Tributes to Hank Williams Sr. and Reba McEntire will comprise a special Christmas show at the Toppenish Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge this coming Friday, Dec. 2.

Jamie's Rock & Roll Legends will be the featured performers at the 8 p.m. show, which is open to all Eagles members and their guests.

Preceding the entertainment a dinner will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Dinner and show tickets, available at the Toppenish lodge (865-2229), are priced at $19. Tickets for just the show are priced at $12.

Proceeds netted from Friday's social event will benefit the Special Olympics organization.

Talent show

set for Thursday

PROSSER - Lower Yakima Valley residents are being invited to attend the first ever "Talent for a Cause" talent show, to be staged at Prosser High School this coming Thursday, Dec. 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Prosser High School senior Alyssa Tuck has organized the show as part of her senior project.

Proceeds netted from the $3 admission charge, $2 for senior citizens and students with ASB cards, will benefit the American Cancer Society. Tuck said there will also be a donation can set up at Thursday's talent show for those who want to make donations to Hurricane Katrina relief.

"We would like the support of the community," said Tuck.

Direct seed

confab Jan. 5-6

KENNEWICK - The ninth annual Northwest Direct Seed Cropping Systems conference will be held Jan. 5-6 at Kennewick's Three Rivers Convention Center.

The conference is expected to draw more than 400 participants from the four-state region of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The two-day conference will include more than 20 speakers, general and concurrent sessions, an equipment trade show, two luncheons and a social hour.

This year's conference will focus on the conservation security program, have a grower-centered agenda with irrigated farmer presentations, and include features for beginning and veteran direct seeders.

Registration information is available by calling (509) 783-4676.

Hospice luminary event Thursday

Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care will hold its annual "Light up a Life" candelight ceremony this Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center. Special music and refreshments will be provided at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The candlelight ceremony honors those loved ones who have died. Each luminaria will have the name of the person to whom those who attend wish to dedicate a special remembrance. Those wishing to order a luminaria may do so for a suggested donation of $10 (837-1676).

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