Wednesday, March 22, 2006
‘Treemendous’ day planned in G’view April 12
GRANDVIEW – Community residents are invited to help
Grandview celebrate Arbor Day at a tree planting ceremony on Wednesday, April
The ceremony will also mark the ninth consecutive year
Grandview has been presented a Tree City USA Award.
The three Maple trees to be planted at Westside Park, across
from McClure Elementary School, are being provided by the Wal-Mart corporation.
The 1:30 p.m. tree planting will include the assistance of Mrs. Candanoza’s
Grandview kindergarten class.
Traffic delays expected in G’view next week
GRANDVIEW – Next Monday and Tuesday, March 27-28, a work
crew will be installing two manholes on West Fifth Street in Grandview, between
Grandridge and South Division.
Motor vehicle traffic will be reduced to one lane to allow
the contractor, Northwest Utilities, to complete the job in a timely manner.
The work on the project is expected to start at 8 a.m. each
of the two days.
Historical society created in Valley
The Filipino American National Historical Society has
certified a new chapter, the Yakama Valley chapter.
With a goal of collecting the documents and other media
which are of historical importance for Central Washington Filipinos, 10 people
organized the local chapter. Leading the effort, and named the initial
administrator for the new chapter, is Rey Pascua of Sunnyside.
“This is an organization whose time has come,” said Pascua,
a retired manager for the state of Washington and president of the Yakima
Valley Filipino Community. “We need to collect the newspaper articles, personal
memoirs, photos and even electronic media that records the people and places
that tell the sage of Filipinos in the Valley.”
The Yakama Valley chapter is the 26
the U.S. certified by the Filipino American National Historical Society.
Pascua said the Yakima Valley has a dubious distinction in
the history of Filipino-Americans. It was in Toppenish in 1927, he explained,
that the first anti-Filipino riots in the U.S. occurred. Pascua said the
anti-Filipino sentiment occurred because the aspirations of that generation of
Filipinos was not understood and appreciated.
Filipino-American history began in 1918 with farm labor in
rural Wapato. The formation of the Filipino Community of Yakima occurred in
1937, with Indian land being leased to Filipino Americans five years later.
WSU Extension offers master food preserver training
YAKIMA – WSU Extension is now taking applications for its
master food preserver training, which begins April 11.
Those taking the educational course will learn the latest
methods of preserving food, including dehydrating, freezing, canning, pickling,
making fruit spreads, food safety and how to prevent food borne illness.
The course begins with an orientation on Tuesday, March 28.
There will be six classes on consecutive Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
beginning April 11.
The cost of the course is $45, with a commitment of 35 hours
of volunteer service through the next several months, or $125 for those who
choose not to volunteer.
Those interested in taking the training are asked to call
the WSU Extension office (509-574-1600).