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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.

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ESL classes gain new teachers

The Nuestra Casa English as a Second Language classes have grown so much in the past years the organization has hired three new teachers to help those wanting to learn English.

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Prosser artist translates drawing into color book

His studio is tucked away on the backroads, far from the interruptions of city life, which is just fine for award-winning illustrator Herb Leonhard.

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November concert to feature African-inspired music of Alex Boye

Performing next Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Capitol Theatre will be Alex Boye.

Yakima Legacy Hall opening tomorrow

The Memorial Foundation, the philanthropic partner of Memorial Family of Services, turns 25 this month.

‘See How They Run’ auditions at Princess

Valley Theater Company will conduct open auditions for “See How They Run” on Sunday, Nov. 29, and Tuesday, Dec. 1, at 6:30 p.m.