Tuesday, September 26, 2006
The Sunnyside Recreation Department has postponed the start
of its fall line dance class.
The class was to have started yesterday, Sept. 25.
Recreation department spokesman Sandra Medrano the class will be offered in the
next few weeks. Those interested in signing up for the class are asked to call
the rec office (837-8660).
Meininger earns national honor
Sunnyside Christian High School Principal Dean Wagenaar has
announced that Luke Meininger has been named a commended student in the 2007
National Merit Scholarship Program.
Approximately 34,000 “commended” students throughout the
nation are being recognized for their academic promise. Although they will not
continue in the 2007 competition for a National Merit Scholarship award,
commended students placed in the top 5 percent of more than 1.4 million
students who entered the 2007 competition by taking the 2005 Preliminary
SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test.
put on hold
The academic pep assembly that had been scheduled at
Sunnyside High School for this Wednesday, Sept. 27, has been postponed until
probably sometime in November.
School officials had planned on sharing the results of the
2006 WASL testing during the assembly, but those scores are not readily
West Nile virus strikes again
PIERCE COUNTY – A Pierce County woman in her 40’s was
confirmed yesterday as the state’s second case of a person infected with West
Nile virus. She is the wife of the man who was listed as the state’s first case
two weeks ago.
State health officials say the couple did not travel out of
state during the time they were likely bitten by an infected mosquito.
Although most people who are infected with the virus don’t
ever get sick or have symptoms, the West Nile infection can be a very serious
disease for a small number of people, especially those over age 50. The virus
can cause encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation
of the lining of the spinal cord and brain).
to meet tonight
MABTON – Agenda items for the Tuesday, Sept. 26, Mabton City
Council meeting include discussions on an interlocal agreement for an interim
police chief, additional sidewalk improvements and dog bite procedures.
Council members are also scheduled to adopt two
resolutions—the first a blueprint of Mabton’s six-year street plan and the
other a contract for a school resource officer.
Tonight’s meeting will get underway at Mabton City Hall with
a 6 p.m. council workshop, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m.
WSU honor roll students named
PULLMAN – Three Lower Yakima Valley students have been named
to the Washington State University 2006 summer semester President’s Honor Roll.
To be eligible for the honor roll, the students had to carry
a minimum of 12 graded credits and earn at least a 3.75 grade point average for
The academic achievers include Andrea Yarber of Sunnyside,
Nancy Hultberg of Mabton and Deborah Schlotfeldt-Harris of Grandview.
Outdoor recreation guide available
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Office has released the third
edition of its outdoor recreation guide.
The guide is a map that covers all the mountainous areas of
Yakima County that are used for various types of outdoor recreation. Included
on the map are the White Pass and Chinook Pass areas of the Naches Ranger
District, including the wilderness areas, the south portion of the Cle Elum
Ranger District, the Ahtanum and the western portion of the Cowiche Drainage.
The maps are printed on a waterproof and tear-resistant
paper. The maps, at a cost of $10, are available at the sheriff’s office in
Yakima and in Naches at Many’s Market.