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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

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St.) in Yakima.

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

cost-share funds

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 amount.

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 hall.

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.

Junior Miss

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.

Young adults

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:

www.nationalmssociety.org

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Well-wishers invited to bid farewell to

S’side postmaster

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.

Retired teachers

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.

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