News for Friday, December 6, 2013



S’side chamber publishes calendar

The Sunnyside Lighted Farm Implement Parade can now be celebrated 12 months a year thanks to a calendar recently published by the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.

December 6, 2013 3:43 p.m. read more..

Grandview voters being asked to OK school levy

GRANDVIEW – Because the Grandview School District’s current maintenance and operation levy, approved by voters in 2009, will expire at the end of 2014 the Grandview School Board last night (Thursday) approved a resolution placing a replacement levy on the Feb. 11, 2014 Special Election ballot.

December 6, 2013 3:36 p.m. read more..

School board reorganized

GRANDVIEW – With changes to the Grandview School Board after last month’s General Election, the board this past Thursday named its officers for the 2013-14 school year.

December 6, 2013 3:33 p.m. read more..

Deputies take burglary report

A burglary was reported to Yakima County Sheriff deputies last night (Thursday) from the 4300 block of Independence Road near Sunnyside. The victim reported that chrome wheels and a battery were stolen.

December 6, 2013 3:28 p.m. read more..

Secret weapon

Janice Thomas hasn’t been the valley’s most innovative art teacher since the invention of dirt for nothing, you know.

December 6, 2013 3:06 p.m. read more..

Winter events planned in Yakima

YAKIMA - The calendar is full of family fun holiday festivities this December in downtown Yakima. Tonight (Friday) Yakima’s community Christmas tree will serve as the centerpiece during a free Light Up the Plaza celebration. The event will start at 5:30 p.m. at the Millennium Plaza and will feature performances by Blake Noble, Planes on Paper and Cody Beebe and the Crooks.

December 6, 2013 3:04 p.m. read more..

Pirates open with win

MABTON – The Bickleton varsity faced off against the Mabton Viking JV and came away with a 66-40 victory last night in the first regulation-length basketball game of the season for the Pirates.

December 6, 2013 3:02 p.m. read more..

New Grizzly hoop coach stressing ‘D’

The Sunnyside School District didn’t have to look far for a new SHS varsity boys basketball coach, as Geoff LaBrant – an assistant in the program for the past three seasons – was named to the post.

December 6, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

Church offers free cookies during parade

Spectators at tomorrow night’s Lighted Farm Implement Parade are in for a treat as Our Saviour’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Sunnyside will be distributing free, home-baked cookies.

December 6, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

Most highly favored lady

Imagine gathering in a darkened stone sanctuary in early December. Outside, the sun is just setting. Inside, the electric lights are dimmed to a warm glow, matching the candles in the worship space.

December 6, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

Businesses advised to be smart about holiday parties

It’s that time of the year again, and as it does every holiday-party season, the Small Business Legal Center of the National Federation of Independent Business is advising businesses to keep celebrations safe by watching out for two problem areas…intoxication and harassment.

December 6, 2013 3 p.m. read more..

SATs cancelled

SAT Tests scheduled for TDW tomorrow December 7th have been canceled due to weather and re-scheduled for December 21st.

December 6, 2013 2:53 p.m. read more..

Worship choir series begins Friday, Dec. 6

The Dalles Worship Choir is preparing for its 11th annual series of concerts at area churches, which will begin tonight at First Christian Church at 7 p.m. The choir, under the direction of Shawn Lutz, consists of about 55 members from 11 area churches. The majority of the choir has been singing since the first concert series in 2003, Lutz said.

December 6, 2013 2:19 p.m. read more..

Bethany Lutheran hosts Christmas Bible school

Bethany Lutheran presents a free pre-Christmas event for kids on Saturday, Dec. 14. “Christmas for Kids” is a one-day Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 to 10. Parents will appreciate the “day-out” time for shopping and Christmas preparations, while their children attend a safe, entertaining event. Parents may drop-off their children any time after 9:30 a.m. and pick them up by 2 p.m. The children may stay for the entire event, or come for an hour or two.

December 6, 2013 2:18 p.m. read more..

Home at Last seeks stability for property

In a presentation to the Wasco County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, Kris Boler, executive director of Home at Last Humane Society, formally requested the county “gift the [animal shelter] property and facility at 200 River Road with a reversionary clause.”

December 6, 2013 12:12 p.m. read more..

Astro-Graph for December 6, 2013

Embrace and experience personal change, but do so with moderation and restraint. Sticking to a budget or doing things on a shoestring will bring you far more satisfaction and less stress in the end. Honesty and integrity must be withheld. Rid yourself of negative influences.

December 6, 2013 10:32 a.m. read more..