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Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Samantha Galindo

Samantha Galindo believes her run at becoming Miss Sunnyside will make a difference in her life.

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Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Trinity Hamil

A desire to be more involved in her Community prompted Trinity Hamil, 16, to vie for the Miss Sunnyside crown. That, and knowledge there is a sizable scholarship attached to the title.

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Child battles leukemia at the age of 19 months

Former Tex-Mex artist and family fighting

All parents know the thrill of watching a child take his or her first steps.

Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Janessa Frank

Being a high school sprinter and a cheerleader takes up a lot of this Miss Sunnyside candidate’s time.

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Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Jessica Estrada

Jessica Estrada describes herself as shy, but she is pushing herself to break loose and become more outgoing this summer.

Retired hardware owner misses the people

If you happen to see Nadine McConnell around town, take a moment to say hello.

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Tropical fundraiser

Sunnyside cheerleaders, from left, Kayla Van Wieringen, Destiny Fonseca, Hollie Tate and Annalies Roskamp raised funds Saturday by having their photo taken with swim meet-goers.

Longtime senior care administrator Arthur retiring

‘Cheerful’ style her trademark during career

For those who know her, she is always asking, “How may I serve you?”

Local boy home after aggressive blood disease treatment

Nathaniel makes progress against illness

Nathaniel Wood, the 9-year-old who’s been battling Severe A-Plastic Anemia in Seattle, is home for at least two weeks.

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Sunnysider facing down cancer

Melba Fujiura loves barbecue. She is a member of the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association, which sanctions competitions from Canada to California.

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis visits Bern’s Tavern

U.S. defense secretary enjoys Prosser respite

The regular lunch crowd at Bern’s Tavern didn’t notice the nation’s top defense leader enjoying his favorite hamburger and a cold beer alongside them Tuesday.

Miss Sunnyside Candidate | Carina Cuevas

Hoping to become a role model for community youth, Carina Cuevas, 16 is seeking to be the next Miss Sunnyside.

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Climbing at the playground

Artimes Batista, 3, of Sunnyside, enjoys climbing on the playground equipment Monday in a Sunnyside park.

Daisy Romo

Miss Grandview Candidate

With desire to help people, this Miss Grandview candidate is setting her sights on attending Washington State University.

Maritza Alvarez

Miss Grandview Candidate

Maritza Alvarez has dreams of becoming an ROTC cadet following high school.