Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Latino farmers invited to attend assistance meeting
Latino farmers are being urged to attend a workshop this
Thursday, Sept. 22, in Sunnyside that will focus on assistance programs offered
by the Farm Service Agency.
Thursday's 6 to 7:30 p.m. workshop at El Conquistador
Restaurant (612 E. Edison Ave.) is for all new and emerging Latino farmers in
the Yakima Valley who operate or own a farm. Several assistance programs that
are currently available to ag producers in disaster assigned areas will be
explained in detail.
The training is free and will be conducted in Spanish.
Pre-registration is advised (509-453-3157).
Military academy nominations
being sought now
Congressman Doc Hastings (R-Pasco) is urging all interested
students who are beginning their senior year of high school to apply for a
nomination to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, the U.S. Military
Academy or the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.
Each year the 4th District congressman has the opportunity
to nominate students from Central Washington to one of the military academies.
Application forms are currently available at Hastings' Tri-Cities office
(509-543-9396). The deadline for submitting an application is Nov. 1 of this
The nation's military academies offer a university education.
Admission to one of them leads to a full four-year scholarship, which includes
tuition, room and board, medical care and a monthly salary. Students attending
an academy must agree to serve in the military for at least five years after
Parents of local students asked
to be at meeting
A meeting will be held in Sunnyside tonight (Tuesday) that
is designed to help parents help their children succeed in school.
The topics to be covered include how to make doing homework
easy, the importance of parental involvement, good nutrition and working with
teachers and other school officials.
Refreshments will be provided to those who attend tonight's
meeting, scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Parent Information and Resource
Center (800 E. Custer Ave.). Each child who attends tonight's meeting with
their parents will be given one free book.
Ballroom dance sign-ups ongoing
The Sunnyside Recreation Department is still taking sign-ups
for its ballroom dance classes.
Classes will be held at the Sunnyside Pioneer Elementary
School gymnasium from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Friday evenings for six weeks, starting
Sept. 23. Registrations will also be taken at the door on the night of the
The class fee is $25 for city residents, $32 for those who
live outside the city limits.
Grandview school to host parents night Sept. 26
GRANDVIEW - Harriet Thompson Elementary School in Grandview
will host a parents night get-together Monday, Sept. 26. The gathering is
scheduled for 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The focus of next Monday's meeting will be parents are the
key to children succeeding in school.
Refreshments and door prizes will be offered to those who
This Thursday deadline for local eBay 101 class
Thursday, Sept. 22, is the deadlline for Sunnyside residents
to sign up for the all-new e-Bay 101 class being offered by the Sunnyside
The one-day class will be held next Monday, Sept. 26, from 6
to 9:30 p.m. at the Sunnyside Community Center. Kevin Boyd, a certified eBay
education training specialist, will be the class instructor.
Participants will learn how to set up on eBay as a buyer and
seller, how to take and upload photographs and how to accept credit card
Sign-ups are ongoing at the city's Recreation Department
office at the Sunnyside Community Center. Tbe class fee is set at $30.