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Need help fending off an attack?

... just yell ‘FIRE’

“We don’t want you to be sheep, unaware of your surroundings,” Sunnyside Police Detective Johnny Gusby told a group of Sunnyside High School girls and staff members at a self-defense class last week.

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Former Young Life member joins local leadership team

MABTON – Teens involved in the Lower Valley Young Life group learn to support and nurture one another, grow spiritually and become leaders in the community.

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Lower Valley Girl Scouts put on their ‘thinking’ cap

South Africa, Israel, Germany. Different countries, different languages, different cultures. But last Saturday they all had one thing in common – girls focused on improving their communities.

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Sunnyside Bi-Mart store right fit for single mom

Romana Gonzalez has only been working at the Sunnyside Bi-Mart since last August, but she said it’s already one of the best jobs she’s had.

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Knitting for a cause

Nellie Kielstra of Outlook sits next to 105 hats she knitted for World Vision’s Knit For Kids program.

New Air Force recruiter serving S’side

Staff Sgt. Cora Gjorgievski has been assigned to the Air Force recruiting office, located at 910 S. Columbia Center Blvd. Ste. F in Kennewick.

Lots happening at library

The Sunnyside library is offering some great events to its patrons next week.

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Getting a jump on Valentine’s Day

The free event - sponsored by the GHS Historical Club, Grandview Senior Citizens and Grandview Parks and Recreation Department - attracted seniors from around Yakima County for an afternoon of dancing and socializing.

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Swamp critters

Scott “Reptile Man” Petersen shows a snapping turtle to students at Chief Kamiakin Elementary School in Sunnyside yesterday.

Hospice talent show tomorrow

The annual Hospice Talent Show, sponsored by Sunnyside High School, will be staged tomorrow (Thursday) at 7 p.m.

Crab feed, silent auction announced for Feb. 21

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview FFA and DECA chapters will be hosting their annual crab feed on Saturday, Feb. 21, at Grandview High School.

Auditions for play this Sunday and Monday

PROSSER - Valley Theater Company will conduct open auditions for its spring production of the 2009 Tony-nominated play “33 Variations” on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 8-9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Princess Theatre, located at 1228 Meade Ave. in Prosser.

Community concert series performance on tap Feb. 15

Jazz artist Rob Verdi will appear in concert as part of the Lower Valley Community Concert Series on Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Sunnyside High School auditorium. The curtain is slated to rise at 3 p.m.

Support student farmers at annual spaghetti feed

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Livestock Support Group Booster Club is holding its annual auction and all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed on Saturday, March 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Grandview Middle School.

Art gallery plans wine glass painting

PROSSER – You’ll not only be able to raise a glass, but actually paint a wine glass this coming Sunday at Prosser’s Sixth Street Art & Gift Gallery.

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