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Proposal seeks to recover costs for public medical services at large entertainment venues

OLYMPIA – Providing emergency medical care to concert-goers at large outdoor venues – like the Gorge Amphitheater – can be expensive.

Study shows vaccination decreases rotavirus rates

A new study by Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital researchers shows that a vaccine for rotavirus in infants reduces the rates of infection.

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Dinner music

The clear notes of jazz filled the Sunset Room at Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant this past Friday night under the direction of Sunnyside High School jazz instructor David Chavey-Renaud (at left).

Homeless survey this Wednesday

The annual homeless survey, known at “Point in Time,” will take place at Sunnyside’s St. Joseph’s gym this coming Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

YVCOG’s new director a familiar face here in Valley

YAKIMA – This week the Yakima Valley Conference of Governments (YVCOG) announced Larry Mattson has been hired as its new executive director.

Historic ships to sail the gorge

An extended voyage on the Columbia River is planned for the Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain, two tall ships reminiscent of the days ships set sail on the high seas.

‘Fluffy’ comedy show tickets now available

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias, one of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, will be on stage at the Yakima Valley SunDome on Friday, March 20.

Maryhill’s 75th season opens March 15

Maryhill Museum of Art’s 75th anniversary season will include the American Indian Painting: Twentieth-Century Masters exhibit, a collection of 35 paintings of a type seldom—if ever—exhibited in the Pacific Northwest.

‘The Best Week of Summer’ set for Aug. 25-29

The Benton Franklin Fair & Rodeo theme this year will be “The Best Week of Summer.”

Cheer camp next week

The 2015 Mabton High School Lil’ Cheer Camp will be held Tuesday, Jan. 27, through Thursday, Jan. 29, culminating in a performance at the varsity basketball games on Friday, Jan. 30.

Wellness House luncheon on tap

Wellness House will host its 15th annual Lunch Among Friends fundraising event on Friday, March 6.

Free throw contest Sunday

The Sunnyside Knights of Columbus is hosting a free throw shooting championship at Granger High School on Sunday, Jan. 25.

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Chili reception

Good friends Irene Cervantes, Bea Diaz and Arlene Paul (L-R) gather Thursday for a lunchtime meal of homemade chili, cornmeal muffins and a friendly chat at Sunnyside Sun Terrance Retirement and Assisted Living Community.

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Warm donation welcomed

Thanks to a generous donation by Sports Monkey, an Ephrata sporting goods vendor, young Angel Mendoza-Ochoa (C) of Sunnyside won’t get so cold while moving between classrooms at Sunnyside’s Chief Kamiakin Elementary School.