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Davis students

to perform at Sunnyside library

Yakima Valley Regional Library will be celebrating El Dia de los Ninos/El Dia de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) the week of April 24-29. The multi-cultural celebration emphasizes the joy and wonders of childhood and the importance of books.

The celebration will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 24, at the Sunnyside library, where members of the Davis High School Mecha Club will perform a puppet play and readers theater. The celebration will also feature stories, music and a pinata.

The celebration will be repeated April 27 at the Toppenish library and April 29 at the Southeast Library in Yakima.

All community residents are invited to attend the free programs.

Hale guest speaker at Nouvella Club’s April 20 meeting

Dr. Jack Hale will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, April 20, Nouvella Club meeting.

The group will meet at noon at Sunnyside’s Snipes Mountain Restaurant. The luncheon cost is $10.

Hale will present a humorous and educational program about the names of the towns and sites in the Lower Yakima Valley area.

County to conduct mercury collection

The Yakima County Solid Waste Division is joining the Washington State departments of Ecology and Health in asking residents to focus on proper removal of mercury that may be stored in basements and cupboards.

This Friday, April 21, small business owners and schools can drop off elemental mercury and other mercury-containing products at the hazardous waste collection facility, located at the Terrace Heights landfill. Appointments for drop-offs are highly recommended (509-574-2472).

On Saturday, April 22, the collection facility will be open to the general public for mercury collection.

The collection hours will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days.

County officials note that many people have bulk mercury stored at home or in their businesses—the hobby miner, rock hunter, dental worker, teacher, home do-it-yourselfer, artist and homeowner who purchased a house with products left behind.

All bulk mercury and mercury-containing products must be handled as hazardous waste, which means keeping them out of the garbage can.

More information about mercury-containing products is available on-line at: www.doh.wa.gov/mercury.

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