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Thanks extended to hoop supporters

On behalf of Grandview AAU Basketball, I would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest appreciation to the following individuals/businesses for their generous donations towards the 13

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annual Grand Hoops Fiest 3-on-3 Tournament held last Saturday, Aug. 5: Allison Manterola, Wal-Mart distribution center #7021; Don Pitt, The Grandview Market; Monica Moore, Grandview Safeway; Doug Smith, RH Smith Distributing; Annette Christensen, RE Powell; Rick McLean, Mid-Valley CPDJ; and Leo Leal, Fiesta Foods.

Because of your generosity, we were able to adequately provide for the many players, parents, coaches, fans and volunteers who were in attendance at this event. Thank you once again, and we look forward to working with you again next year.

/s/ Renee Van Pelt, Grandview Grand Hoops Fiesta Concession Committee

Villanueva cares for everyone

To be courteous does not mean that you are a coward.

The subject line refers to the humility, humanity and philosophy of Tomas Villanueva. He is an inspiration to people of Washington, that dignity has no bounds. As the Democratic candidate for the 15

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District, Mr. Villanueva is clearly a man of leadership.

With his beautiful wife they have lived and raised their fine family almost 50 years in the Yakima Valley. Instead of enjoying a well earned rest, Mr. Villanueva wishes to help the 15

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, Yakima Valley and the state of Washington with his wit, wisdom and common sense.

This man has worked with his hands in the fields so knows the hardship of being away from family from dawn to dusk. He is not afraid of a challenge and knows the honesty of work. His leadership skills are well known in the Valley, where he has spoken to workers, foremans and owners of just causes. He is a man of integrity.

Mr. Villanueva knows the challenges of bureaucracy and has experienced the cutting red tape to get things done. Mr. Villaneuva treasures the value of workers and of a good wage and working conditions. He is a man of the people, as he is one of them.

His record is unchallenged in his issues of health care, full funding of schools, affordable housing. These are issues of the Americans.

You can vote for the other guy or you can be fully represented by Tomas Villanueva, who cares for everyone, not just the select elite few.

/s/ Jim Martin,

Kiwanis Park repairs needed

They need to fix the basketball court at Sunnyside’s Kiwanis Park. The backboard and rim has been broken for about three months.

They told us they were going to fix it, but never did. On Aug. 9 they told us that the first priority was to make the grass green and fix the sprinklers. The grass is already green.

It is a good park and we would always play there, but now no one goes over there.

Please help us.

/s/ Angel Rodriguez, Sunnyside

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