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Ready for dinner

Checking the turkey for today’s Oasis Community Church outreach luncheon are Rosa Jaime, her daughter Ashley and volunteer Jessica Madrigal.

Facebook users give thanks!

What are local Facebook users thankful for?

Senior-friendly furniture aids for mobility challenged seniors

I am interested in purchasing a recliner that lifts and lowers off the ground, or some other type of senior-friendly furniture that can help my elderly father.

Christmas bazaar crafts sought

Tables are available for vendors interested in selling craft items at a Christmas bazaar Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Oasis Community Church, 344 N. 11th St.

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Teaching better nutrition

Tamales, a staple at any special event in Hispanic homes, are a tasty combination of corn flour, lard and spicy pork, all rolled into a dried corn husk and then steamed until done.

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Dinner benefits local man

Grant Smith (right) prays with the Dennis Cromwell family this past Saturday night at a benefit held to help offset medical costs incurred during Cromwell’s ongoing cancer treatment.

Koday named to ADA council

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic’s Chief Dental Officer Mark Koday, DDS, has been appointed to The American Dental Association Council on Access, Prevention and Inter-professional Relations.

Clinic offering diabetes support

The number of people with diabetes in this country has increased four-fold over the last three decades, according to federal statistics.

Report: State’s drug epidemic continues

Heroin fatalities on the rise

New state health data shows a significant drop in deaths from prescription narcotics in recent years.

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‘Polio Plus’ program helping Ethiopians

Former resident Kathy McCarthy had an opportunity to see first-hand the difference Rotary International’s “Polio Plus” program is making in other countries.

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100-year-old Outlook man ready to celebrate more birthdays

A farmer, rancher, father and all-around family man is the way Graciela Gomez of Outlook describes her 100-year-old father.

Tragedy and the will of God

In light of the recent events in Paris, Beirut, Egypt, Kenya and other places in the world where terrorists have caused death, fear and destruction, some folks may be saying that this is the will of God.

Women’s group plans luncheon

“A Happy Christmas” is the theme of the next Lower Valley Christian Women’s Connection luncheon meeting, set for 11:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8.

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Celebrating the harvest

Local churches are preparing for Thanksgiving next Thursday.