S’side Chamber awards banquet tickets on sale
Tickets for this year’s Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce Awards
Banquet & Auction are currently on sale at several Sunnyside businesses.
This year’s awards presentation at Navarro’s Community
Center in downtown Sunnyside, to include a no-host social, dinner, live musical
entertainment and a silent auction, will begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 10.
Tickets, priced at $30 per person, are currently available
at the Daily Sun News office, Waddell & Reed at 626 E. Decatur Ave. and at
Hairworks at 1417 E. Lincoln Ave.
Christian club meeting to be held at Snipes in S’side
The March meeting of the Lower Valley Christian Women’s Club
will be held at Sunnyside’s Snipes Mountain Restaurant on Monday, March 19.
The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon meeting will feature guest
speaker Cheryl Best, who will share her inspiring life story, “Second Chances,”
which has been published in a national magazine.
“Be prepared to laugh and cry as she reveals how she learned
to press the reset button of life,” said club spokesman Margaret Larson.
Club members are invited to bring their favorite tea cup to
the meeting, as there will be a presentation on tea customs. Musical
entertainment will be provided by Fred and Sheri Boboth.
Reservations to attend the March 19 meeting can be made by
telephoning 894-4286 or 882-2365.
Fruit commission board meeting
on tap for March 7
YAKIMA – The Washington State Fruit Commission has scheduled
a board of directors meeting for Wednesday, March 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the W.L. Hansen Building first floor board room (105 S. 18
President B.J. Thurlby will give a report of commission
building, including updates on board position nominations and Montana cherry
producers. Financial reports will be presented by Treasurer JoAnne Daniels. A
brief report of 2007 domestic and foreign market promotions and final 2007
budgets will also be presented.
Conservation district offers
The South Yakima Conservation District currently has limited
cost-share funding available to assist local farmers implement “Best Management
Practices” that address soil and water conservation problems.
Eligible projects may include, but are not limited to, rill
to sprinkler conversions, gated pipe or pump-back systems. Farmers who qualify
for the funding will be reimbursed at 50 percent of the total project cost, not
to exceed $1,000 per acre or a maximum of $10,000, whichever is the lesser
Applications will be accepted until March 15. All
applications will be ranked according to their environmental benefits, and all
projects must be completed by June 30 of this year.
More information about the cost-share funding program is
available by telephone 837-7911.
Blood drive set
for next Tuesday
An American Red Cross blood drawing will be held in
Sunnyside on Tuesday, March 6, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church
Sponsored by Girl Scouts of America Pack 391, the blood
drive is seeking donations from all community residents 17 years of age or older,
who are in good general health.
Walk-in donors will be gladly accommodated, although those
wanting to donate blood at a specified time can set up an appointment by
calling 1-800-GIVE LIFE.
yard sale event this Saturday
GRANDVIEW – The annual Grandview Junior Miss yard sale and
bake sale fundraiser will be held this Saturday, March 3, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
at the Compass High School gymnasium.
Those individuals interested in donating items for the yard
sale or bake sale can drop off the donations on Friday, March 2, between 2 and
7 p.m. at the gymnasium.
with MS invited
to free dinner
The Greater Washington chapter of the National Multiple
Sclerosis Society will host “Dinner for Two” at Sunnyside’s Snipes Mountain
Restaurant on Friday, March 23, from 5 to 7:45 p.m. The free meal is for young
adults ages 18 to 30 who have multiple sclerosis.
Those with MS and an adult companion are invited to connect
with others who share similar interests and questions, to learn more about how
to manage and balance life with MS.
Details on how to register for the March 23 social event can
be found on-line at:
Well-wishers invited to bid farewell to
Community residents are invited to bid farewell to Sunnyside
Postmaster Karen Lemmon this coming Friday, March 2.
Lemmon is retiring from the U.S. Postal Service.
A reception will be held at the Sunnyside Post Office on
Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
to meet March 13
GRANDVIEW – The Lower Yakima Valley unit of the Washington
State School Retirees Association will meet Tuesday, March 13, at The Flour
Shop Café in Grandview.
Following the 11 a.m. business meeting, cast members of the
Valley Theater Company’s production of “The Sound of Music” will present a
short program at noon.