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Spanish business tax training workshop on tap

A tax training seminar, to be conducted in the Spanish language, for new and emerging small business owners will be held at the Sunnyside WorkSource office Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Personnel from the Department of Labor & Industries, the Department of Employment Security, the Department of Revenue and the IRS will act as presenters at the 6 to 8:30 p.m. workshop. The workshop is designed to teach the importance of correctly filling out the required quarterly or monthly forms required by each agency on a timely basis.

The workshop is free to the public. Those interested in attending are ask to register by calling (509) 453-5133.

Parents of SHS seniors to meet

Parents of Sunnyside High School seniors are asked to attend a meeting Monday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in the commons.

The meeting will be held to discuss fund-raisers to help pay for the 2006 graduation party.

For more information contact Molly Ramos (837-2200) or Lisa DeRuyter (837-7760).

Methamphetamine workshop set

for late October

Due to the graphic nature of the topic, children are not advised to attend the Tuesday, Oct. 25, Sunnyside workshop that will deal with methamphetamine use.

The Sunnyside School District's Parent Information and Resource Center will host the 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. meeting, which is open to all adults. Besides free handouts and brochures, workshop presenters will discuss in detail how meth is the powdery new plague of the new generation, how a person's brain reacts when meth is being used, the effects of meth use and six tips for dealing with "tweakers."

The Oct. 25 meeting is being funded in part by a discretionary grant from the U.S. Department of Education.

Fall Harvest Funland book drive ongoing

GRANGER - The second annual "Corny Books Book Drive" is being held at Fall Harvest Funland at Schell's Produce, located between Granger and Toppenish on Hwy. 22.

Sponsored by the Page Ahead Children's Literacy Program, patrons of Fall Harvest Funland are asked to donate a new book when they visit the family fun center. Those who participate will receive $1 off their general admission fee.

Fall Harvest Funland will remain open to the public through Halloween, Oct. 31.

Jr. Indelook Club meets Wednesday

Wednesday, Oct. 12, Sally Schwartz will host the Jr. Indelook Club meeting, which will start at 7 p.m. Co-hostess will be Jan Myers.

The club officers are in charge of the surprise program that evening.

Volunteers sought to help with compost project

Local gardeners are being urged to help out with Saturday's composting project at the Sunnyside guardrail flower beds on Fifth Street.

Organized by Carol Stone, the project will include improving the condition of the soil in the flower beds so additional flowers can be planted there.

Volunteers are asked to bring garden gloves, shovel, trowel or rake and put them to use helping to add new composting materials to the beds. The Saturday, Oct. 8, community service project will get underway at 9 a.m.

Eagles members, guests invited

to hypnotist show

TOPPENISH - Hypnotist Ron Stubbs of Seattle will entertain Fraternal Order of Eagles members and their guests at the Toppenish lodge this coming Saturday, Oct. 8.

The comedic show will get underway at 8 p.m., but will be preceded by a 6 p.m. dinner. Tickets for both are priced at $19 per person. Show-only tickets are priced at $12, and are available now at the Toppenish lodge, or can be reserved by calling (509) 865-2229.

All proceeds raised from Saturday's dinner/show will benefit the Toppenish Jr. Rodeo Association.

S’side hospital seeks winter clothing for kids

Employees from Sunnyside Community Hospital and the hospital's three family practice medical clinics are joining to gather winter clothing for children.

The clothing drive was launched internally by the hospital's employee activity committee, but committee members are inviting the public to make clothing dontions, as well.

"We are asking for new or gently worn coats, hats, gloves, mittens and other winter apparel," said Sandra Linde, the hospital's special projects coordinator.

Linde said the items can be taken to the main lobby of the hospital or to the clinics during normal business hours.

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