Stories for August 2008

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Friday, August 29

 

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Think twice about volunteer fire department

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Avalon Valencia

Avalon Valencia is a natural born leader and gifted multi-tasker. The 13-year dancer is currently teaching the craft to kids ages four through 12 and while she's not busy with that, she's engaging in a myriad of fun activities, like tennis, softball, cheerleading and volleyball. Should she be selected Miss Sunnyside next month, she's ready to tackle the responsibilities.

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Quilters to display more than 175 quilts this Monday

When Sunnyside's Stephanie Martin returned to the area after her husband's 20 or so years of service in the military, it seemed natural to get reacquainted in the area by finding a group of women who enjoyed one of her favorite pastimes: quilting.

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Thursday, August 28



City mulls utility tax for port users

At the first Sunnyside special study session on Monday, Aug. 18, to discuss proposed budget cuts, city manager Eric Swansen questioned why Port of Sunnyside wastewater treatment plant users aren't being assessed a 6 percent utility tax.

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Firefighters train in practice burn

Firefighters from the Sunnyside, Grandview and Mabton fire departments, plus Yakima County Fire District No. 5 personnel, participated in an annual controlled house burn exercise last night, Wednesday.

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Mabton begins new girls soccer program

MABTON - Mabton High School has a girls soccer team this year and coach Lucia Tovar is looking forward to providing learning opportunities, establishing the school's newest soccer program.

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Wednesday, August 27

  

Mabton puts immediate halt to spending

MABTON - Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera issued a memo to city staff last Wednesday ordering an immediate spending freeze, city council members learned at the regularly scheduled meeting last night, Tuesday.

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Local club hosts nuclear energy presentation

This Friday, Aug. 30, the Sunnyside Republican Club will open its meeting to the general public for a presentation by Energy Northwest CEO Vic Parrish on nuclear energy. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Sunny Spot Restaurant. A no-host breakfast will be available.

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Tuesday, August 26

   

Sunnyside Council takes action on gang legislation

Unhappy with revisions to the city's gang law forced upon them by the Washington State Legislature, the Sunnyside City Council adopted a resolution that reflects its desire to seek further enactments on the state legislation.

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Monday, August 25

  

Friday, August 22

   

New Christian thrift shop opens

Shoppers, especially thrifty ones, now have an additional place to find their treasures with the opening of Iglesia de Cristo Miel's store, located at 524 S. Seventh Street in Sunnyside.

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Grandview VFW in financial peril

GRANDVIEW - For years, members of Grandview VFW Post 6929 have taken care of their own, hosting various fundraisers and benefits when a member's in trouble.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Ivette Torbay

Ivette Torbay is every bit like her mother, Laura Matus--they look alike and act alike, so it's not surprising that Ivette is following in her mother's footsteps by pursuing the crown of Miss Sunnyside this coming September.

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Criticizing other congregations serves no purpose

I could never imagine a time where I found a need to write a column in the Daily Sun News defending my personal faith. Frankly, it's a matter for personal conversation, but considering the fact that multiple articles have been published recently, which have effectively served as a pamphlet against my faith, a response is necessary if only for the sake of journalistic ethics.

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Thursday, August 21

 

Port lab gets good marks

The Port of Sunnyside's wastewater treatment lab has received a clean bill of health from the Department of Ecology.

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Wednesday, August 20

  

Planning commission approves zoning change

Maria and Ignacio Ramos of Sunnyside cleared their first hurdle in getting their one-acre plot of land on Scoon Road changed from a zoning designation of B-2 General Commercial to R-1 Low Density Residential at last night's Sunnyside Planning Commission meeting.

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Tuesday, August 19

      

Monday, August 18

    

Friday, August 15

    

Miss Sunnyside candidate Anita Tadlock

When Anita Tadlock was just a little girl, she was crowned Tiny Miss Sunnyside. Ever since then, she's been eager to vie for the title of Miss Sunnyside. The 16-year-old Sunnyside High School student will get her chance this coming September.

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Thursday, August 14

  

10-Year agreement forged for Columbia River salmon harvest

PORTLAND, ORE. - A new 10-year agreement guiding salmon harvest and production on the Columbia River, approved yesterday by a federal judge, provides a long-term framework for rebuilding weak fish populations and conducting sustainable fisheries, state and tribal leaders said today.

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Downtown fire razes two Sunnyside businesses

A fire quickly engulfed In and Out Auto Service and Ruiz Mobile Auto Detailing this morning, Thursday, and destroyed both downtown Sunnyside businesses in the 300 block of South Sixth Street.

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Wednesday, August 13



Secretary of State visits Eastern Washington

PROSSER - Secretary of State Sam Reed stopped off in Prosser yesterday during a statewide media tour to address Washington's brand new top primary, release his voter turn-out prediction and explain the state's MyVote program, an online customized individual voter information center.

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Tuesday, August 12

         

Monday, August 11

   

Sunnyside senior high rollers during 'casino' night

The Sunnyside Lions Club and the Sunnyside Recreation Department brought a bit of Vegas to local seniors this past Friday night during a "casino" night at the Sunnyside Senior Center that featured blackjack and other games of chance.

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Friday, August 8

      

Miss Sunnyside candidate Crystal Rivera

Crystal Rivera is a firm believer in family. That's why her goal is to create more family oriented recreational opportunities should she be selected to serve as Miss Sunnyside.

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Wildlife in your back pocket

About the size of a compact city bus schedule, "Olympic National Park Wildlife" is a laminated pocket guide that easily fits in a backpack or even a back pocket.

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Thursday, August 7

  

Wednesday, August 6



Liska scores

Sunnyside's Debbie Liska aced the par-3, 107-yard 12th hole at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

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Doc unhappy with Democrats on energy issues

GRANDVIEW - Opening up America's coast to drilling, more investment in nuclear and hydropower, and expanding the nation's alternative energy sources are just some of the solutions to the country's energy crisis, U.S. Congressman Doc Hastings said while in the Lower Valley yesterday, Tuesday.

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Tuesday, August 5

   

Molotov cocktails blamed in two Sunnyside arsons

Shortly before 1 a.m. today (Tuesday) Sunnyside police raced to a reported arson in the 500 block of Victory Way. Less than 20 minutes later police were called to the 300 block of Spruce Avenue for another reported arson.

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Teen shot in Outlook

A 16-year-old Outlook youth was seriously injured early this morning, Tuesday, when he was shot in the legs during what appears to be a drive-by shooting in the 100 block of Second Avenue in Outlook.

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Monday, August 4

    

Schmidt cards low AAU round

Cameron Schmidt, a boys 16 & under competitor, bested the field this past Saturday in an AAU golf competition at Sunnyside's Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

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Friday, August 1



Reality check for 'Reality Check' book series

Just in time for the 2008 presidential election, The Century Foundation has published a revised update of its "Reality Check" series first published in 2004, the previous presidential election year.

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Tough love at work

Even at the most miserable low points in my professional career, I never sat around desperately wishing I was my own boss. I've had some really tremendous bosses, like the one I have now, and I've had some horrendous ones.

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Learning to lean

Years ago we were missionaries in Thailand...before online banking, when our paper check was sent via airmail (snail mail). The treasurer of our organization was notorious for being late and slow at getting the remittances out.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Rebekah Paulakis

Rebekah Paulakis has lived in Sunnyside all of her life and it's a fond appreciation for her community that's compelling her to run for the Miss Sunnyside title this coming September.

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Linde named to ethics committee

Sandra Linde was named to the Sunnyside School District Ethics Committee at last night's regularly scheduled school board meeting, but choosing committee members for the District Continuous Improvement Team is proving to be slightly more difficult.

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What is this world coming to? Shame on the people who found the deaf puppy “Denver” and called the owner to say they had the dog, but refused to give the dog up…all because of greed.

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Marijuana discovered in Mabton area vineyard

MABTON - Overwatering and overgrown weeds were tell-tale signs that more than grapes were growing in a Mabton area vineyard. The result was a major marijuana haul this morning by the LEAD Task Force.

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Lost puppy

What is this world coming to? Shame on the people who found the deaf puppy "Denver" and called the owner to say they had the dog, but refused to give the dog up...all because of greed.

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