City to continue water line flushing

The City of Sunnyside has extended its annual water system flushing and spring water well start-up process to this week.

The city-wide water line flushing will continue today (Monday) through Thursday, March 16, weather permitting. City crews will be flushing iron and manganese deposits from water lines from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each of the four days.

City officials note some turbidty will occur, which will cause temporary discoloration of the water. They report that there should not be any health concerns, however.

Local residents are advised to flush their household plumbing for several minutes the first thing each morning to eliminate any deposits which may be in their plumbing system.

Classified employees in Mabton to be honored Friday

MABTON – Mabton School District’s classified employees will be honored at a social event this Friday, March 17.

Artz-Fox Elementary School’s classified employees will be honored from 1215 to 1 p.m. in the Artz-Fox library. The high school classified staff will be feted at 12:45 p.m. in the high school commons.

Mabton’s classified employees are among the more than 50,000 classified school employees across the state.

Pioneer to host reading night

this Tuesday

Pioneer Elementary School in Sunnyside will host its sixth annual “Seussasional” reading night this Tuesday, March 14.

All Pioneer students and their entire families are encouraged to attend the event, which will start at 6:30 p.m. for

even-numbered classrooms and 7:30 p.m. for odd-numbered classrooms.

Several special events are planned for Tuesday, including a visit by story-teller “El Viejito,” the presentation of “Seussational” songs by Buck & Elizabeth, and an appearance by author and illustrator Nina Laden of Seattle.

Refreshments will be served.

Pearl Hughes Guild to meet

Sunnyside’s Pearl Hughes Guild of Seattle’s Children’s Hospital and Medical Center will meet this Friday, March 17, at the Sunny Spot Restaurant.

Guild members will make plans to attend the spring roundtable. Also, Betty George will provide the hostess gift, which is a guild fundraising project for the Seattle hospital.

Story times

to continue at Sunnyside library

Tuesday morning story times for children up to the age of six will continue at the Sunnyside library throughout the month of March.

This Tuesday, March 14, Marcelina Ortega will share picture books, finger plays and songs, beginning at 10 a.m.

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to use the story time hours to introduce their children to the joy of reading.

Pre-registration to attend the Tuesday morning story time hours is not required.


Bob Story,can be contacted at

(509) 837-4500, or e-mail him at


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