Stories for October 2008

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Friday, October 31

  

EPIC staff unionize

In statewide voting, early learning teachers and staff at EPIC (Enterprise for Progress in the Community) voted 165 to 54 last week to join SEIU Local 925 (Service Employees International Union).

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Thursday, October 30



Schools ask for full funding

Sunnyside School District officials, as well as other school officials from neighboring districts, met with Sen. Jim Honeyford, Rep. Bruce Chandler and Rep. Dan Newhouse last night for a dinner and roundtable discussion.

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Wednesday, October 29



Lady Grizzlies fall in three

In one of its most competitive league matches of the season, the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team kept things interesting in a 3-0 loss to visiting Davis last night, Tuesday.

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Tuesday, October 28



Sunnyside Airport moratorium approved

Following a 15-minute public hearing last night, the Sunnyside City Council formalized a decision to put a moratorium on land use changes around the Sunnyside Airport.

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Help sought for joint YVCC/Grandview library

With a $2 million matching grant expected in 2009 officials from the city of Grandview and the Yakima Valley Community College branch campus are looking to drum up another $2 million to help build a new library on campus.

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Sunnyside Christian girls pick up third win of year

LYLE - The victories have been few and far between for the Sunnyside Christian High School girls volleyball team this season. The Lady Knights picked up one of those rare wins last night, however, rallying from two games down to clip the Lyle Cougars.

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Monday, October 27

     

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Wednesday, October 22

    

Lady Grizzlies let win get away

The Sunnyside High School girls soccer team looked like it might pick up its fourth win of the season last night against the Walla Walla Blue Devils.

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Tuesday, October 21

   

Knights' offense wakes up against Dayton

DAYTON - In its most productive game of the season the offense of the Sunnyside Christian High School boys soccer team game alive yesterday in a non-league match against the Dayton Bulldogs.

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Monday, October 20



Hollywood actor Catholic church's guest speaker

GRANDVIEW - Calling himself a poster child for the tug-of-war between Hollywood and the teachings of Jesus, Frank Runyeon thought about becoming a priest in his youth, before "following a blonde" to the bright lights of tinsel town.

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Greyhounds earn second straight league victory

GRANDVIEW - Senior JoJo Garza couldn't have picked a better time to play his best game of the season, snaring seven catches for 124 yards and a touchdown to help the Grandview Greyhound football team to a 28-21 homecoming win this past Friday.

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Friday, October 17

    

Gang awareness forum arms parents with information

GRANDVIEW - "It's not always easy to identify a gang member by the clothes they are wearing," said Grandview Police Officer Rick Abarca as he spoke to parents at a parent information night held at Grandview's Harriet Thompson Elementary School last night.

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Thursday, October 16

    

Wednesday, October 15

    

Mabton police chief's on-duty hours slashed

MABTON - The reversal of Mabton Mayor Velva Herrera's July decision to double Police Chief Robert Perales's hours from 20 to 40 per week has left some residents nervous about safety in their community.

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Counting our (mixed) blessings

Our wedding anniversary was yesterday, Oct. 14, and it was an opportunity to look back on the ways that God has blessed us during our 19 years of marriage.

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Greyhounds beat Ellensburg in three

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview High School girls volleyball team had an easy time last night against the Ellensburg Bulldogs, winning 25-6, 25-16, 25-22 to improve its CWAC record to 7-1.

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Tuesday, October 14



Rapid success cause for relocation

After serving the Lower Yakima Valley agricultural community for two years, Farmers Equipment Company on Factory Road has found itself in need of more space.

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Monday, October 13

 

Greyhounds nip Ephrata Tigers, 31-28

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Greyhound special teams were indeed special this past Friday night with two kick returns for touchdowns in a 31-28 football win over visiting Ephrata.

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Thursday, October 9



Sunnyside's Roger Hazzard top chef

Bon Vino's Bistro chef and owner Roger Hazzard recently trekked to the TRAC in Pasco, where he donned his apron and squared off against other chefs to see who could whip up the most creative dish with a few selected ingredients.

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Wednesday, October 8

     

Ambulance services levy topic of town hall meeting

GRANDVIEW - Although few people turned out for last night's town hall meeting regarding proposition number 1 to be voted on in the general election, Prosser Memorial Hospital CEO Jim Tavery said he feels it is important to educate the public any way he can.

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Tuesday, October 7

  

Daily Sun News garners seven awards

YAKIMA - The Daily Sun News in Sunnyside was presented seven awards at the 121st annual Washington Newspapers Publishers Association convention, staged in Yakima this past weekend.

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Monday, October 6



Sunnyside High senior completes Eagle Scout project

Sunnyside High School senior Adam Cleghorn could very well be described as a blessing in a Boy Scout uniform. At least that's what the Lower Valley Crisis and Support Center is likely thinking with the completion of his Eagle Scout project: a newly constructed gazebo that graces the back yard at the facility.

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Pasco dashes Grizzlies' homecoming hopes

After a week of fun that saw Sunnyside High School students participate in the homecoming macho-man volleyball and powder-puff football games, the Grizzlies were dealt a blow this past Friday night when they lost to the Pasco Bulldogs, 40-8.

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Lady Pirates second at tourney

BICKLETON - Bickleton lost its league opener in three straight against Klickitat this past Friday night, falling to the Vandals 25-12, 25-11, 25-22.

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Friday, October 3

   

Ike rallies past Sunnyside

With homecoming spirit behind them, the 3A Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball players put up a fight against 4A Eisenhower last night, Thursday, before falling in three games.

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Mabton native home from Iraq

MOUNT VERNON - A 24-year Army veteran, Mabton native John Dominguez, was in Grandview earlier this week to recognize the Alice Grant Learning Center's support of U.S. troops in Iraq.

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Jacks no match for Greyhounds

QUINCY - The Grandview High School girls volleyball team notched its sixth straight win last night with a 3-0 victory over the Quincy Jackrabbits.

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Thursday, October 2

  

WSU opens research winery

PROSSER - Washington State University now features the largest experimental, non-commercial winemaking facility in the Pacific Northwest.

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Wednesday, October 1

      

FORGET PERFECT

I'm fat again. Well maybe not fat-fat. But five pounds has become ten, and once again I'm toddling down the road toward portly.

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