Heritage University to host Secretary of State
TOPPENISH - Next Tuesday, April 25, Heritage University will
host Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed, who will visit the campus to
promote College Civics Week.
Reed will speak to students and answer questions in the
Academic Skills Center in the university's library. High school juniors and
seniors are also invited to attend the session, which is scheduled to run from
3 to 3:45 p.m.
Eligible senior citizens can receive vouchers for up to $40
worth of fruit and produce.
The vouchers, funded
by grants from the Southeast Washington Office of Aging and Long Term Care,
will be distributed by the Yakima County Department of Food Service.
The vouchers are available to single seniors with monthly
wages below $1,510 and to two-person households making less than $2,035 per
Vouchers will be distributed to seniors during the first
week of May to seniors at their senior nutrition meal site.
For more information, call toll-free 1-800-572-7354, ext.
Rattlesnake Hills tourist trail set
The communities of Granger, Toppenish, Wapato and Zillah
have set an April 21 unveiling of the first of nine Rattlesnake Hills tourist
trail information signs. This coming Friday's event will take place in Granger,
next to the city's public works building at 503 Main Street.
The trail is a partnership of the cities and 15 other
entities, such as private businesses and the Yakama Nation, to promote tourism.
State senate majority leader to address Yakima Democrats
YAKIMA - How Eastern Washington benefitted from the 2006
state legislature will be the theme of a speech presented by state Senator Lisa
Brown of Spokane, featured speaker at the Yakima County Democrats' annual FDR
dinner this Saturday.
The speech by Brown, the state Senate Majority leader,
follows a social hour and dinner event all held at Yakima's Howard Johnson
Plaza Hotel. The social hour is set for 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m.
and the program at 7 p.m.
For more information, call Paul George at 509-966-5097.
Benefits planned for G'view Music Booster Club
GRANDVIEW - The first of two fundraisers for the Grandview
Music Booster Club is planned for this Saturday, April 22. A car wash is
planned that day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Grandview Community Church of
God, 914 W. Wine Country Road. Donations will be accepted.
The second event is a community yard sale set for Saturday,
June 3. Yard sale space is still available for the event, to be held on the
playground area between McClure Elementary and Compass High School.
All proceeds from both events will promote and support the
music programs within the Grandview School District.
For more information call 509-882-8537.
Children's Hospital update scheduled
The Pearl Hughes Guild of the Children's Hospital and
Medical Center of Seattle will meet Friday, April 21, at the Sunny Spot
restaurant in Sunnyside.
The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and will provide a report
on a recent Yakima County round table held in Yakima. Last year, 3,989 patients
at Children's Hospital were from the Yakima Valley.
For more information on the Pearl Hughes Guild and its
activities in support of Children's Hospital call Betty George at 837-3498.
Kinkade master highlighter coming to Sunnyside
A Thomas Kinkade master highlighter can make flowers bloom
brighter with the stroke of a brush.
Thomas Kinkade art collectors are invited to watch limited
edition canvases come to life on Saturday, May 6, at the Thomas Kinkade Knot
Hole Gallery, 327 E. Yakima Valley Highway in Sunnyside, during a master
highlighter event from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information contact 837-4836.
Spring turkey hunt limit is three birds
Although the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission
recently expanded harvest opportunities for turkeys this fall, only three birds
may be harvested per person during the 2006 spring season, which runs April 15
to May 15.
During the spring hunt, two birds can be taken in Eastern
Washington, only one of which may be harvested in the area that includes
Chelan, Kittitas and Yakima Counties. Two birds may be taken in Klickitat
County and only one turkey may be harvested in Western Washington.
Display items sought for R.E. Powell Museum
GRANDVIEW - The board of directors for the R.E. Powell
Museum in Grandview is currently searching for cultural and historical
memorabilia depicting ethnic groups that have migrated into the Yakima Valley
over the years.
Groups or individuals wishing to donate or loan items can
call Jeanne Marie Coursey at 509-882-9238 during the museum's hours of 2 to 4
p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.