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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Specifically, Part D Medicare deals with prescription drug
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
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
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.