‘Hot Shots’ in Yakima this coming weekend

YAKIMA – More than 2,500 players and as many as 13,000 spectators will fill downtown Yakima streets this coming weekend for the 12th annual Hot Shots 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.

Donate school supplies this coming Sunday

GRANGER – The Granger Assembly of God (225 Third Ave.) will be holding a Back-to-School Bash and School Supply Drive on Sunday, Aug. 24, from 1 to 4 p.m.

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Not quite my type

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Deadlines near for fair entries

YAKIMA – The first deadlines for entering items in this year’s Central Washington State Fair are quickly approaching.

M4 concert on tap Friday, Sept. 12

WALLA WALLA – Performing original music in upcycled, vintage marching band uniforms, MarchFourth is anything but a traditional marching band.

Yakima fair discounts on tickets, wristbands available to folks now

YAKIMA – Even though the Central Washington State Fair is still a month away, it is not too early to be thinking about saving some money on admission tickets and ride wristbands.

BBQ cook-off open to public

SELAH – Finger lickin’ good…the grub that’s to be had at this year’s Skewered Apple BBQ Championships.

Mushroom identification class scheduled

YAKIMA – A mushroom identification workshop will be held at the Yakima Area Arboretum on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Ice cream social for seniors set for last Sunday of this month

Sunnyside’s senior citizens group will host an ice cream social and open house on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Jobs at fair available to unemployed

YAKIMA – Each year the Central Washington State Fair employs hundreds of Yakima Valley residents during the 10-day event.

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Miss Sunnyside candidate Krisana Fernandez

Being a role model to younger children and her peers, representing her community in a positive manner and being an example of what her community is about…these are the reasons that compelled Krisana Fernandez to compete for the 2014-15 Miss Sunnyside title.

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1994: Sunnyside weight lifter breaks world record

110 YEARS AGO…(1904) Yakima County commissioners chose Frank Young of Sunnyside as the recipient of a full-ride scholarship to Pullman Agricultural College. The commissioners also appointed James Henderson to succeed Ira Miller as the registration clerk for the Sunnyside precinct.

Words of wisdom

Every hunter knows places to look for in the woods ... places where game is more likely to be approached or surprised. It’s that way with Windy Wilson, too. Windy is a hunter, but he just hunts audiences, and he does believe in the catch-and-release system.


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Mayan history lessons

Dressed in traditional Mayan Indian costume, Samuel Becerra demonstrates how to create a clay flute in the shape of a bird.