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American Legion to observe Pearl Harbor Day

World War II and 9-11 heroes honored

American Legion Post No. 73 will host its annual Pearl Harbor Day Service at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 7. The observance will take place at Jerry Taylor Veterans Plaza on South Ninth Street.

From welder to metal artist

Mabton man works full-time at his art

After 16 years of working as a welder, James Appling, 48, has found a new way to use his skill.

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Brother-sister team open barber shop

Businesses asked to sign up for program

Octavio Ramos gave up being a barber for a short time to operate a family-owned grocery store.

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Historic city hall not safe, says mayor

Building closed, city services have moved

Ever-widening cracks in the foundation and throughout historic City Hall have rendered it unsafe for occupancy, says Mayor Mario Martinez.

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Christmas magic looms

The countdown begins for the 29th annual Lighted Farm Implement Parade weekend.

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Penny drive adds to funding pool

Students empty their banks for new splash park venture

The children’s penny banks are empty, but all for a good cause. The Roosevelt Elementary School students launched a drive earlier this month in support of the community’s Splash Park.

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The winter air fills with song

The band rooms throughout the lower valley are echoing with the sounds of music, students learning songs of the holidays.

Farming couple named parade marshals

He is a third-generation farmer, working the land his father settled at the end of East Alexander Road in the 1930s.

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Shooting the African wild

Couple’s winning bid takes them on trip of a lifetime

Witnessing two male lions fighting over a lioness in heat near the famous Kruger National Park in South Africa was about as up close and personal as anyone would want to be to the king of the jungle.

Couples that judge together, win together

Fujiuras named PNWBA ‘judges of the year’

Ray and Melba Fujiura have been feasting on barbecue since 2010 when they volunteered to be judges at the very first Skewered Apple barbecue contest held in Yakima.

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