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Meersman earns teacher credentials

Joseph Meersman of Sunnyside has earned a Master of Education, management and innovation degree from Western Governors University.

The university is a non-profit, on-line school that was created by 19 western states governors to give access to education to adult-learners.

Benton County cattlemen to meet

PROSSER – The Benton County Cattleman’s Association will hold its first meeting of the 2006-07 year next Tuesday.

The Sept. 12 meeting, open to all association members, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Benton REA meeting room in Prosser (access via the back door).

WSU Extension Agent Frank Hendrix is scheduled to present a program on pasture management. Hendrix will also provide information about the bull test sale managed jointly by Washington State University and the Washington Cattleman’s Association.

Also at the Sept. 12 meeting an update will be provided on recent legislative changes that may affect local cattlemen, as well as a discussion on the local association’s annual banquet, slated for February 2007.

Parents of SHS seniors to meet

The first planning meeting of the year for the 2007 Sunnyside High School graduation party is scheduled to be held this Thursday, Sept. 7.

Parents of all SHS seniors are encouraged to attend the 6 p.m. meeting, to be held in the Sunnyside High School commons area.

Dairy conference slated for Nov. 14

Snipes Mountain Restaurant in Sunnyside will be the site for the 16

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annual Central Washington Dairy Management Conference.

This year’s conference will be held Tuesday, Nov. 14.

The featured speaker at this year’s conference will be Gregory Billikopf, a national leader in ag labor management employed by the University of California.

Christian women’s luncheon Sept. 18

PROSSER – Story-teller and teacher Betty Barnett will be the featured speaker at the Monday, Sept. 18, luncheon meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women’s Club.

Barnett will share her experiences on how to handle life when it doesn’t go as planned.

Also scheduled to speak to the local group is Russ Boyd. He will provide information about “Kids in Care,” a volunteer support group that helps provide nurturing environments for foster children and their families.

Vocalist Bev Grow will provide the musical entertainment that day.

The Sept. 18 luncheon meeting will begin at 11:30 a.m. at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser. Reservations can be called in to Diane at 894-4286 or to Lucy at 882-2365.

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