Lions Club to hold district conference
YAKIMA - More than 300 Lions Club members in District F,
which stretches from Ellensburg to Kooskia, Idaho, will meet today (Friday) and
Saturday at the Howard Johnson Hotel in Yakima.
This year's theme is "Something to Crow About,"
and will feature seminars on several topics, including Medicare Part D,
identity theft, scrap booking and fishing lures.
For more information contact conference co-chairman Marty
Close at (509) 949-9848 or Paul Kauzlarich at (509) 949-9704.
Sunnyside Garden Club to meet
The Sunnyside Garden Club will hold its next meeting at 1
p.m. on Tuesday, March 28, at the meeting room at Food Pavilion. The hostess
will be Elaine Tucker.
The group will have a report on the Central District Board
meeting which will be held the day before.
Tucker will have a floral design to share, and club member
Harriet Dahl will be speaking on the objectives of artistic, horticulture and
City-wide clean-up on tap in Grandview
GRANDVIEW - Grandview residents are encouraged to place
unwanted items next to their garbage cans the week of April 17-21.
Public works crews will pick up the unwanted items with the
regular garbage pick-up. A fee will be added to the customer's utility bill.
Appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers, refrigerators,
etc. will cost $5 to remove. Residents will be charged $1 to remove passenger
car tires, while truck tires incur a $5 fee. No other car parts will be
Hazardous items such as paint, poisons or aerosols will not
Car crash sends three to hospital
MABTON - Three people
were taken to Sunnyside Community Hospital after the car they were riding in
careened off Sunnyside-Mabton Highway near milepost 11 and struck a telephone
pole and came to a stop in a vineyard just after 4 p.m. Thursday, the
Washington State Patrol reported.
The car, a 1991 Volkswagen Passat, was totaled in the crash.
The driver, a 19-year-old female, was not wearing her seatbelt at the time. The
car's two passengers, an 18-year-old female and a 23-year-old male, were both
wearing their seatbelts.
The cause of the crash hasn't been determined, but the
driver will likely face vehicular assault charges in connection with the crash,
according to the WSP. Alcohol was involved in the crash.
Hastings calls for USDA asparagus purchase
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Doc Hastings and Michigan
Congressman Pete Hoekstra have led a bipartisan coalition of Washington, Oregon
and Michigan lawmakers asking U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary
Michael Johanns to make a bonus purchase of asparagus for the nation's federal
Hastings said he made the request because it will help
stabilize the market and assist growers who compete with Peruvian growers.
American farmers compete at a disadvantage in the domestic
market due to increased asparagus imports from Peru.