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Sunnyside man marks 100th birthday

After a life time of serving his community, church and family, Gordon Olsen has reached a milestone few people reach.

Jerry Lee Lewis show at Eagles in Toppenish

TOPPENISH – The Toppenish Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie will present Lance Lipinsky as Jerry Lee Lewis on Friday, May 15.

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Blues festival in Oroville slated for May 16-17

OROVILLE – Oroville’s Rally at the Border Blues Fest will be staged Saturday and Sunday, May 16-17, at the city’s Deep Bay Park on the shores of Lake Osoyoos that crosses the border between British Columbia and Washington state.

Barrel racing competition begins next Thursday

Horses and riders dashing around barrels and poles…the excitement is contagious when people gather to see who has the best horsemanship and can beat the strongest riders in the Yakima Valley.

Matt Baker Comedy Stunt Show to be staged May 16

WALLA WALLA – Guinness Book World Record holder and one of the nation’s more popular acts, Matt Baker, will be in Walla Walla at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, May 16, for his comedy and stunt show.

Bonzai trees to be exhibited at arboretum

YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Bonsai Society will host its annual bonsai exhibit at the Yakima Area Arboretum on Sunday, May 31, from noon to 3 p.m.

Free park days planned

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will offer three “free days” in May and June.

Migratory Bird Day tomorrow

TOPPENISH – Celebrate International Migratory Bird Day at the Toppenish National Wildlife Refuge tomorrow (Saturday).

Annual Mayfest Pageant May 30

St. Joseph Church in Sunnyside will host its annual Mayfest Pageant on Saturday, May 30, in the St. Joseph’s gym.

Poetry, stories draw readers into the life of a migrant field worker

The opening pages of Ramón Ledesma’s “Migrant Earth” talk about the hope inherent in growing up as a migrant worker.

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Granger man helped lead the way for development of clinic pharmacies

When Guillermo Castaneda of Granger first became the manager of the Farm Workers Family Health Center in Toppenish, there was no such thing as an in-house pharmacy.

SHS baccalaureate ceremony date set

The 2015 Sunnyside High School senior class will be guests at the annual baccalaureate services to be held in the high school auditorium on Thursday, June 4.

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4-Her moves from pork to mutton

TOPPENISH – This is Jessica Scheenstra’s first year showing lambs at the Central Washington Junior Livestock Show.

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It’s a family tradition

TOPPENISH – For the past four years, 13-year-old Grace Van Belle of Sunnyside Lower Valley Livestock 4-H Club has been raising pigs for her 4-H project.

Global Day of Prayer services planned

“Come Holy Spirit” is the theme for the Yakima Valley Global Day of Prayer being observed Sunday, May 24, at the Grandview Country Park amphitheater, 812 Wallace Way, Grandview.