Royalty named

Brianna Garza is the new Miss Washington Pre-teen following a trip to compete in the Regal Majesty state pageant pre-teen division, ages 10-12.

‘Nearly naked’ alpacas to appear Saturday

Jennifer Ely of Sage Bluff Alpacas likes to say the two earliest Yakima Valley harvests are asparagus and alpaca fiber.

Girl State delegates named

Event will be June 11-17 in Ellensburg

Four Sunnyside High School juniors will learn about civic responsibility when they depart for a week-long Evergreen Girls State Conference set for June 11-17 on the Central Washington University campus, according to American Legion Auxiliary spokeswoman Gail Boose.

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Area schools receive honors

Four lower valley districts earn accolades

Four Lower Yakima Valley schools are celebrating state recognition.

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Children helping others

Teddy Bear Corner Pre-School students Harlow Nateras-Guzman, Brionna Garza, Colling Charvet, Aria Leidig and Baya Lenz, raised $1,000 through the MDA Hop-a-Thon program.

Baby shower planned

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic and Toppenish Community Hospital are partnering to offer Lower Valley moms a free baby shower.

Ceremonies Friday

More than 240 graduates will be recognized during the annual Washington State University multicultural graduation celebration, 6 p.m. Friday, in the Compton Union Building Senior Ballroom.

Paid jobs available

The County 4-H Youth Development has an job opportunity for someone interested in being a “Teen Teacher” with an Internship with Youth Advocates for Health (YA4-H).

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Prom season starts this week for area high schools

This year, several high school proms are taking place later than usual.

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Students take arm project to state

Middle school competitors head to state

A prosthetic arm is the only competition that goes on to nationals, Harrison Middle School robotics coach Darla Van Corbach said.

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Sunnyside students see ‘fatal’ impacts of ‘bad decisions’

16 in local class participate in simulated event

A crumpled late model pick-up parked at the High School entrance is a stark visual of what happens when drivers are impaired or distracted.

Firemen host pancake feed

The Wapato Fire Department will have a pancake feed from 7-11 a.m. on June 3 at the fire department, 205 S. Frontage Road.

Spring clean-up set

Mark May 20 on the calendar for the city’s 2017 spring clean-up day.

Assembly meets today

Representatives of the South African Suidlanders group will speak from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, in the Jordan Hay shop, 22202 N Hinzerling Road.