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Giving thanks for the season

Although yesterday was Thanksgiving, I can’t help but share how grateful I am with the people who have chosen to share their lives with me.

God has richly blessed me

Moving into the holiday season, having just celebrated a bountiful Thanksgiving dinner with family and friends, it is hard not to list all of the many blessings for which I am thankful.

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‘Downton Abbey’ preview in Walla Walla theatre

WALLA WALLA – Shakespeare Walla Walla and Northwest Public Television will present an exclusive preview screening of the first episode of season five of “Downton Abbey” on the big screen at Gesa Power House Theatre.

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Trail blazer

“Hey Doc,” said Herb, reading the latest copy of the Valley Weekly Miracle, “did you see all these specials they’re having in the city? Just for the Friday after Thanksgiving, too. You know, a guy could get a lot of Christmas shopping done then and save some money.”

YVCC winter concert on tap Dec. 10

YAKIMA – The Yakima Valley Community College Music Department will present its winter concert, featuring the YVCC Salsa Band, Concert Choir and Jazz Combo.

Shoplifting incident in Grandview leads to arrest

Police in Grandview arrested a juvenile after a shoplifting incident in the 600 block of East Wine Country Road this past Wednesday night.

CPR/first aid training offered

The Sunnyside Fire Department will be holding a CPR/first aid class on Saturday, Dec. 13, at 8 a.m.

Sunnyside City Council Agenda

Monday, Dec. 1, 2014, at the Sunnyside Law & Justice Center

Garage requirement to be reconsidered in Sunnyside

The Sunnyside City Council is asking the planning commission to consider editing city code that requires attached garages on new housing.

Mabton pens agreement for tech assistance

This past Tuesday night, Mabton City Council approved a technical assistance contract with Yakima Valley Conference of Governments for the coming year.

Engineering contract inked

The city of Grandview will continue to contract with Huibregtse, Louman Associates Inc., utilizing the professional engineering firm’s expertise, for the next three years.

Mayor to sign grant contract

The Grandview City Council this past Tuesday authorized the mayor to sign a Community Development Block Grant contact with the Washington State Department of Commerce for the East Fourth Street improvement project.

AARP smart driver class Dec. 1-2

AARP members who enroll for the Dec. 1-2 smart driver classes in Sunnyside will get a $5 discount on the course fees.

Gift wrapping fundraiser planned Dec. 6

Sunnyside High School’s DECA students are offering their services as gift wrappers on Saturday, Dec. 6.

On-campus medical hire starts work next Monday

Sunnyside Community Hospital & Clinics welcomes Dawn Sexton, PA-C, to its John Hughes Student Health Center located on the Sunnyside High School campus.

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Christian students lauded for supporting Union Gospel Mission

Sunnyside Christian students during the annual Thanksgiving chapel service learned how the life of one woman has been changed via programs offered at Union Gospel Mission in Yakima.

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Not all treasure made of gold and silver

Historical artifacts unearthed on the streets of Sunnyside

He’s yet to unearth a trunk full of pirates’ gold, nonetheless Sunnyside’s Don Outhet has been hunting for, and finding, lots of small treasures for the last 14 or so years.

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Outlook farmer parade marshal

From his kitchen window, retired Outlook farmer Marvin Partch can keep an eye on the workings of an operation he and his brother started more than 20 years ago.

Christmas centerpiece class offered at arboretum

YAKIMA – The Yakima Area Arboretum will be providing a special class for those interested in learning how to create a Christmas centerpiece on Saturday, Dec. 20.

Granger’s ‘Tour of Lights’ set for Tuesday, Dec. 9

GRANGER – The Granger Chamber of Commerce will host its annual tour of Christmas lights on Tuesday, Dec. 9.