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Briefly as of Aug. 20

Literacy night activities on tap for local parents Friday, Aug. 23

GRANDVIEW – The Inspire Development Center in Grandview will host a literacy night for Lower Valley parents this coming Friday. The Aug. 23 event will also serve as an open house at the center, located at 1005 Grandridge Rd.

Center spokesman John Cruz said the 5 to 7 p.m. event is designed to show parents how to engage their children with literacy activities.

Cruz also noted that nearly two dozen resource people and organizations will be at the center Friday, all bringing information with them to support good parenting skills.

Seniors seek yard sale donations

Donations are now being accepted for a yard sale fundraiser planned for Saturday, Oct. 5.

The Sunnyside senior citizens group is hosting the yard sale in October.

Yard sale type items can be dropped off at the Sunnyside Senior Center on Federal Way, or volunteers will pick up donations. Arrangements can be made to have donations picked up by calling 837-8386.

The Saturday, Oct. 5, yard sale will be held at the Sunnyside Senior Center from 8 a.m. to noon.

Probation ends for two nurses

Washington State De-partment of Health officials this past Monday announced that two registered nurses working in Yakima County are no longer on probation.

The two RNs are Heather L. Morse and Beth Merle Weiss.

Men’s softball tourney set end of August

One of the longest running men’s slo-pitch softball tournaments in the Yakima Valley returns to Sunnyside’s Sunnyview Park the weekend of Labor Day.

The 2013 Chicano/Latino/Native American Celebration Softball Tournament will be held Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Each team is guaranteed a minimum of four games. Team entry fees of $250 should be sent to tournament director Bob Sarmiento Sr. (830-5727).

Sarmiento said all of the games at Sunnyview Park are open to the public, at no charge.

“We invite people to come out and celebrate our cultural event,” he said.

Port holds executive session

During its business meeting last night, Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners held an hour-long executive session regarding real estate.

Executive Director Jay Hester says no action was taken following the executive session last night.

He anticipates the matter, which primarily involves leases on port property, will see action during the next meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 5:15 p.m.

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