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Fair volunteers being sought

YAKIMA – If you are a fair lover and have some time on your hands this fall, you might consider one of the many opportunities to volunteer at this year’s Central Washington State Fair, slated for Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, in Yakima.

Bickleton car show, flea market on tap

BICKLETON – The annual Alder Creek Pioneer Association Carousel Museum car show and flee market will be held Saturday, Sept. 5.

Ride D’ Vine benefit Aug. 8

Catholic Charities Housing Services is hosting its third annual Ride D’ Vine bicycling event on Saturday, Aug. 8.

Wenatchee Wine & Food Fest Aug. 22

WENATCHEE – Some of the top wines in Washington state will be featured at the 2015 Wenatchee Wine & Food Festival on Saturday, Aug. 22, in Wenatchee.

Origami classes begin Aug. 20

GRANDVIEW – The Grandview Parks and Recreation Department will be offering origami classes at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way) on Thursday evenings, beginning Aug. 20.

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Community theater group’s summer play opens in August

PROSSER – The Prosser-based Valley Theater Company will present a lively summer comedy as the first play in its 2015-16 season.

Bickleton author releases 17th book

BICKLETON – Author Tami Whitmore has just completed her newest book, and thanks to modern technology the publication of her book was done within two weeks.

Water systems public hearing set for Aug. 4

Yakima County Commissioners Rand Elliott, Mike Leita and Kevin Bouchey will accept public comments regarding proposed amendments to the county’s water systems rules and regulations on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

‘Christmas in July’ drive to benefit local food bank

Girl Scout Troop 4513 of Sunnyside is getting into the Christmas spirit early this year. That’s according to Maelynn Lehman, one of the troop members.

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Princess prep

Registrations are now being accepted for Princess Prep 2015, set for Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Support for fundraiser lauded


The family of Kammie and Laynee Schneider wish to thank the communities of Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser for all of their support, donations, time and efforts that made the Boots and BBQ Benefit Auction & Dinner such a great success.

The ultimate child abuse


Today’s abortion crisis reminds me of how the populace in Germany, during World War II, showed no concern that the Nazis were sending millions of Jews to the gas chambers.

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Are we a Kirk or Picard?

It’s a sign of the times that the dumbest answer in the Presidential campaign so far yielded the deepest question. As usual, Ted Cruz started it.

Head scratchers?

The Minnesota dentist who shot a rare African lion on an animal reserve in Zimbabwe earlier this month, with a bow and arrow, and then claimed he was led to believe the hunt was legal.

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1945: B-29 airplane radioman from Sunnyside shot down

A look back in time from the files of the Sunnyside Daily Sun News and Sunnyside Sun

Do we really need to bring back internment camps?

Last week, Retired General Wesley Clark, who was NATO commander during the U.S. bombing of Serbia, proposed that “disloyal Americans” be sent to internment camps for the “duration of the conflict.”

There is hope for city hall

You may remember a few weeks ago I shared a little incident on our street out in front of our home, in which city work crews without warning started hacking at our tree.

Teacher shortage

Sunnyside schools are facing a teacher shortage.

Campbell recognized for PR work

Curtis Campbell, director of communications for the Sunnyside School District, has earned three awards from the National School Public Relations Association.