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Miss Sunnyside candidate Krisana Fernandez

Being a role model to younger children and her peers, representing her community in a positive manner and being an example of what her community is about…these are the reasons that compelled Krisana Fernandez to compete for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title.

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1994: Sunnyside weight lifter breaks world record

110 YEARS AGO…(1904) Yakima County commissioners chose Frank Young of Sunnyside as the recipient of a full-ride scholarship to Pullman Agricultural College. The commissioners also appointed James Henderson to succeed Ira Miller as the registration clerk for the Sunnyside precinct.

Words of wisdom

Every hunter knows places to look for in the woods ... places where game is more likely to be approached or surprised. It’s that way with Windy Wilson, too. Windy is a hunter, but he just hunts audiences, and he does believe in the catch-and-release system.

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Mayan history lessons

Dressed in traditional Mayan Indian costume, Samuel Becerra demonstrates how to create a clay flute in the shape of a bird.

Rogue Lobster next up at Gesa

The Direct Current Concert Series, showcasing local talent from the Walla Walla area, continues at the Gesa Power House Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 23.

National Lentil Festival has a little something for everyone

Consider­ing 25 percent of the lentils in the U.S. are grown in the Palouse region, it’s only appropriate that Pullman is hosting the 26th annual National Lentil Festival.

Bull riding event on tap in Grandview

Wyatt Wentz of Prosser is organizing “Makin’ 8 for Prostate,” a fundraising event for prostate cancer awareness and research.

Gospel music jamboree this Sunday

For all Gospel music lovers, it’s time again for the monthly, old-fashioned Gospel music jamboree.

No campfires in state parks

Washington State Parks officials announced earlier this week that campfires in all state parks will be prohibited until further notice to help prevent human-caused wildfires during the hot, dry season on both sides of the Cascade Mountains.

State parks access free on Monday, Aug. 25

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission wants the public to know that Monday, Aug. 25, is a state parks ‘free day.’

Paleteria La Nortena will host celebration

Sunnyside’s Paleteria La Nortena will celebrate 25 years of business with a special event on Saturday, Aug. 23, beginning at 11 a.m.

Free concert in S’side Thursday, Aug. 21

The Grandview Church of Nazarene choir will be performing at Sunnyside’s Centennial Square on Thursday, Aug. 21.

Sun Terrace hosting 50’s sock hop today

Sun Terrace Assisted Living Center in Sunnyside will be hosting a 50s sock hop and dinner today (Friday).

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