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 year.

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 graduation.

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 class.

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 attend.

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 Recreation Department.

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 payments on-line.

Sign-ups are ongoing at the city's Recreation Department office at the Sunnyside Community Center. Tbe class fee is set at $30.


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