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NBC Camps

skills clinic set

for this Saturday

It's not too late to sign up for an NBC Camps offensive skills clinic, to be held at Sunnyside's Harrison Middle School this coming Saturday, Jan. 7.

The basketball camp is open to boys and girls, ages 9 to 15. Registration for the 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. camp, at a cost of $75, can be completed by calling 1-800-406-3926 or by going on-line at: www.nbccamps.com.

Youth basketball league play gets underway Jan. 7

The Sunnyside Recreation Department is still taking sign-ups for its youth basketball program.

The first program date is this coming Saturday, Jan. 7, when a skills clinic will be held at the Chief Kamiakin Elementary School gym from 10 a.m. to noon. League play will commence after that, through the winter months.

The youth basketball league is open to boys and girls in the third through sixth grades. The cost to participate is $20 per youngster, which includes the cost of a team t-shirt. All league games will be played in Sunnyside.

Sign-ups are ongoing at the Sunnyside Community Center.

Play auditions moved to Jan. 4-5

Auditions for the Valley Theatre Company's spring production, "Fiddler on the Roof," have been moved to Wednesday and Thursday of this week, Jan. 4-5, at 7 p.m. at the Sunnyside High School auditorium.

The musical will feature a large cast with parts for all ages and abilities. Those who plan to audition for a part are asked to bring a prepared song to sing, preferably one of the songs from the play, itself.

The musical will be staged March 17, 18, 24 and 25.

Snow skiing license plates

now available

The "Ski & Ride Washington" license plates, benefiting the Northwest Winter Sports Foundation, are available for purchase as of Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The plates are available at Washington Department of Licensing offices throughout the state. Of the $40 cost, $28 of the fee is considered a tax-deductible contribution to the Northwest Winter Sports Foundation. The Foundation funds initiatives to promote youth winter outdoor activities, as well as winter sports outreach programs for under-privileged and disabled children.

Medicare-Part D to be discussed

at Jan. 14 meeting

Dr. J.R. Hale, a Sunnyside optometrist, will detail the inner workings of the Part D Medicare program at a special meeting on Saturday, Jan. 14, at the Sunnyside Senior Citizen Center (1400 Federal Way).

The Jan. 14 meeting, to begin at 11:30 a.m., is open to all senior citizens.

Hale is making the presentation as a public service of the Sunnyside Lions Club, of which he is a charter member.

"Part D Medicare is one of the most complicated government programs in recent years," Hale said in explaining the small mountain of data he's accumulated while researching the government program since 2003.

Specifically, Part D Medicare deals with prescription drug coverage.

Retired teachers

to meet Jan. 10

PROSSER - The Lower Yakima Valley unit of the Washington State School Retirees Association will meet Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Prosser's Golden Horse restaurant (108 Merlot Drive).

The business meeting will start at 11 a.m., with a noon luncheon to follow. Larry Scholl of the Association's legislative committee will serve as the guest speaker, addressing legislative issues of interest to school retirees.

CWU honor students named

ELLENSBURG - Thirteen students from the Lower Yakima Valley have been named to the Central Washington University 2005 fall quarter honor roll. To be eligible for honor roll status, students had to earn at least a 3.50 grade point average while carrying a minimum of 12 graded credit hours of study.

Honor roll students include Sunnyside's Amber Fox, David Gamboa, Michele Plooster, Patricia Reyes, Judith Simerl and Hannah Tower; Grandview's Jessica Cottrell, Heriberto Frias, Emily Jones, Aaron Shea and Kirk Vining; and Granger's Andrea Cardenas-Gibb and Fabian Partida.

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