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City staff benefits OK’d

Monday night, the Sunnyside City Council approved a collective bargaining agreement and an ordinance for insurance premium contribution rates for non-represented employees.

NNO street closures OK’d

The Sunnyside City Council approved street closures for National Night Out block parties around Sunnyside.

Dairy bid from Pasco company gains approval

The Mabton School District recently advertised for bids from firms willing to provide dairy products to the district.

Christian women’s group to meet Aug. 18

“Come Fly Away with Me” is the theme of the next Christian Women’s Connection meeting at the Barn Restaurant in Prosser, planned for Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Class of 1970 plans reunion

The Sunnyside High School class of 1970 will hold its 45th reunion celebration Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14-15.

Marijuana eradication funds awarded to Sunnyside

The city of Sunnyside will receive $3,750 to aid law enforcement officers’ efforts in eradicating illegal marijuana plants.

National Night Out in Mabton

The Mabton Police Department is making preparations for its annual “National Night Out Against Crime” event, to be held on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at the police station. Officials are anticipating the best line-up of law enforcement, emergency response agencies and other community partners.

Mosquito control efforts on for tonight

Benton County Mosquito Control will be spraying mosquitoes by aircraft tonight (Thursday) in the West Richland and Richland areas.

Weather spotter training on tap July 29

The National Weather Service will be providing online training for anyone interested in becoming a weather spotter.

Sunnyside pool to be closed this Saturday

Sunnyside residents looking to cool off in the city’s pool this coming Saturday will not be able to do so until late afternoon.

Del’s Feed & Supply hosts farmers market

Del’s Feed & Farm Supply, 2600 Yakima Valley Highway, Sunnyside, will host a farmers market this coming Saturday, July 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Utility customers latest to be hit by phone scammers

Pacific Power is warning its customers and the public of a phone scam targeting utility customers in the Northwest where criminals posing as utility customer service agents are trying to get money and steal personal information.

West Nile virus case confirmed

The Washington State Department of Agriculture has reported that a five-year-old quarter horse gelding in Kennewick is the first equine in the state to contract West Nile virus this year.

OSPI plans town hall talk

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and the Ready Washington Coalition will host a telephone town hall meeting this coming Thursday, July 23, from 7 to 8 p.m. for central and eastern Washington residents.

Senior bingo fun planned

Bingo, fun and ice cream floats will be served up Thursday, July 23, at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way, from 2 to 4 p.m.