Stories for July 2009

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Friday, July 31

 

CD REVIEW

Give me Broadway dancers and a stage and good choreography to accompany Donny McCaslin and his fellow musicians...and you will have the makings of great entertainment.

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'Playhouses on Parade' tickets available now

YAKIMA - The signature event for Enterprise for Progress In the Community (EPIC), Playhouses on Parade, is returning for its seventh season. This year's event is being kicked off August 1 at the Vintiques Car Show held at State Fair Park in Yakima, where one of the playhouses will be on display. There will be a playhouse at several community events over the course of the next two months.

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Thursday, July 30

    

Wednesday, July 29



Man won't be the one who destroys this planet

Most people say they believe in GOD, and probably most of those have read the first 10 words in the Bible, which are "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth." This lets us know that He is all powerful.

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Sunnyside council considers annexations

A 19-acre plot zoned for high-density housing and a 1.5-acre parcel with a mechanic shop were considered by the Sunnyside City Council Monday night for annexation into the city.

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FORUM

Jail sentencing laws make little sense

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Tuesday, July 28

  

It's official: Swansen fired

More than six weeks after the Sunnyside City Council fired him, former City Manager Eric Swansen was fired all over again last night.

July 28, 2009 midnight read more..


Airport saga continues

There were two Sunnyside's represented at last night's Sunnyside City Council meeting during a public hearing on a much-debated airport overlay plan.

July 28, 2009 midnight read more..
  

Hall named member of Million Dollar Round Table

INDIANAPOLIS - Bob W. Hall, an agent for New York Life Insurance Company in Eastern Washington, has earned membership in the Million Dollar Round Table for 2009. Achieving membership is a distinguishing life insurance career milestone, attained only by those who have demonstrated superior professional knowledge, experience and client service.

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Monday, July 27

    

Friday, July 24

    

Miss Sunnyside candidate Kaylyn Jongsma

For the first time in a very long time Kaylyn Jongsma will don a dress. In fact, one of the reasons why Jongsma's vying for the Miss Sunnyside title is because the athlete wants to show the community an entirely different side of her.

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Thursday, July 23

  

Wednesday, July 22

   

Neptunes dominate Connell

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Neptunes swim team won its first meet of the summer over the visiting Connell Piranhas last night (Tuesday).

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FORUM

Russell right on with column about beggars

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Teen nabbed for cop shooting

Sunnyside police have arrested a 16-year-old Outlook male in connection with the shooting of a Yakima County Sheriff's Office deputy Monday night.

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Tuesday, July 21

 

COP SHOT

others injured as well in two separate shootings in Outlook

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Monday, July 20

  

Afghanistan veterinarians tour Sunnyside facility

When Sunnyside veterinarian Mike Wedam told six visiting Afghanistan veterinarians that when he is on call he has potentially 50,000 patients from dairy and beef cattle alone, they could only shake their heads and smile.

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Friday, July 17

   

Child rape alleged

A 37-year-old Sunnyside man will be arraigned today at 1:30 p.m. in Yakima County Superior Court on 105 charges ranging from raping a child to possession of child pornography.

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Grandview's Junior Miss heading to state competition

PULLMAN - Grandview Junior Miss Marlee Andrews will join 21 other high school seniors from across the state in Pullman on Tuesday, July 28, to vie for the title of Washington's Junior Miss for 2009-10. Along with the title the Junior Misses will compete for $8,800 in college scholarships.

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Paperclips

Mabton residents should review city audit before heading to polls

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Thursday, July 16



BRIEFLY

Grandview man sentenced to 11 years in prison

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Wednesday, July 15

      

Housing development plan takes a hit

Last night (Tuesday) it appeared the Sunnyside Planning Commission was going to approve conditional residential zoning in Zone Five, which contains the property of Don Padelford.

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Tuesday, July 14

   

Kelso's former top administrator recommended for Sunnyside city manager seat

Following a slight hiccup, in which a local resident questioned the legality of last night's earlier start time for the Sunnyside City Council, Greg Prothman of Prothman Company delved right into a suggested interim city manager for the city: Doug Robinson, who served as Kelso's city manager for 17 years. Prior to that, Robinson served in Silverton, Ore. for 15 years.

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Emergency room donor wall unveiled

Business leaders and members of the community who contributed to the renovation of Sunnyside Community Hospital's new emergency room were treated to a small gathering yesterday.

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Reward offered for stolen oars

A good pair of oars is hard to find these days, or that seems to be the case as thieves made off with four of them from Skippers Restaurant last Saturday.

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Monday, July 13

    

Golob retires as dairy commissioner

The end of June, longtime Lower Yakima Valley community and dairy industry leader Bob Golob retired from the Washington Dairy Products Commission Board after 24 years of service.

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Friday, July 10

  

Hospice readies for auction

Lower Valley Hospice and Palliative Care is gearing up for its annual benefit dinner and auction, scheduled for July 25 at St. Joseph Parish Center, 907 S. Sixth Street in Sunnyside.

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Sunnyside swimmers handle Dolphins

SELAH - With more swimmers at its disposal, Selah made last night's meet a bit more interesting than the first time the Dolphins took on the Sunnyside Sharks this season.

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Mabton City Council closes out CDBG project

MABTON - With Catholic Charities Housing Services Director Mario Villanueva and New Life Homes Program Director Isabel Garcia giving a brief presentation to the Mabton City Council, the city's $665,000 community development block grant was closed out after a public hearing last night.

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Thursday, July 9

 

Wednesday, July 8

      

Tuesday, July 7

      

Guerra family opens coffee shop

Guerra's Deli & Café in Sunnyside has expanded its empire a bit by opening Guerra's Coffee Company on South First Street right next to the Conoco gas station.

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Monday, July 6

 

Friday, July 3

 

Sunnyside church hires new pastor

After a nine-year ministry in Coos Bay, Ore., Pastor Jorge Huerta and his family are making Sunnyside their home, where Huerta serves as the new pastor of Iglesia El Calvaria, a Spanish-language Assembly of God Church at 1810 Morgan Road.

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SVID gearing up for winter project

Although there isn't much to show for it on the ground, phase II of the Sunnyside Valley Irrigation Division's conservation program is quietly humming along.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Jaylyn Cervantes

Taking to the stage and dancing her heart away is Jaylyn Cervantes' idea of nirvana. That's why she's selected a jazz dance routine to Lady Gaga for the talent portion of the Miss Sunnyside Pageant to be staged in September.

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'Doc' alarmed with numbers

If the American public were to spend at the rate the federal government is, people's phones would be ringing off the hook. The phone calls would be from bill collectors, knowing the debts owed in all likelihood could never be paid back.

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Thursday, July 2

   

Wednesday, July 1