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College honors Sunnyside native

A former Sunnyside woman is Yakima Valley Community College’s nominee for the annual Transforming Lives Award given out by the Washington State Association of College Trustees.

Harnack named Publisher-in-Residence

The editor and publisher of the Daily Sun News has been named 2016 Publisher-in-Residence for Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow College of Communication.

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Facing a new year with hope and faith

New year, new life

She was late to dinner on Dec. 15, 2014. Her family gathered at her Scoon Road home waiting for her when they got a call that Heidi Slinker was involved in a two-car crash on Interstate 82, near Toppenish.

Shining stars take to the stage Feb. 6

With a chance to shine and stand in the spotlight, differently-abled girls can take part in the Washington Shining Star Pageant at 3 p.m. on Feb. 6.

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Sunnyside’s Darth barber

Hair stylist turns Dark Lord for Star Wars premiere

With iconic theme music floating in the air and light sabers flashing, Darth Vader, the dark lord villain of Star Wars, duels with hero Obi-Wan Kenobi in the Grand Cinema lobby on opening night of the long awaited Episode VII of the Star Wars saga.

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Getting crafty

Olga Blanco helps her six-year-old son Alexander Fernandez create winter-themed artwork during a craft time Saturday at the Sunnyside Library.

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Snow safety

Victor Romero shovels snow off the sidewalk along Sixth Street in Sunnyside this morning.

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Winter wonderland

Youngsters on holiday break and adults, including a young snow surfer, enjoy the snow covered slopes of Sunnyside’s Central Park yesterday.

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Teamwork

Father and son, Oscar and Jeremiah Amaro, put the finishing touches on a snowman yesterday outside their Sunnyside home.

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Digging out

Victor Romero of Alba’s Excavating scoops snow away from the parking lot at Sunnyside’s Safeway store this morning.

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Christmas cut-outs

For the 35th year, Guillermo Castaneda of Granger is sending linocut Christmas cards he makes by hand.

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All is calm

The north Sunnyside home of Andres and Tomi Garcia is an elegant scene of calmness, thanks to twinkling white lights that surround their Woods Road home

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In their mother’s memory

Sisters honor cancer crusader at Christmas

Getting through the Thanksgiving holiday last month was particularly difficult for sisters Esmeralda Ramirez and Graciela Slavens.

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His own winter wonderland

Benny Wutzke of Northwest Crescent Avenue remembers a Christmas holiday when a little girl walked right up into his yard as he was putting up lights.

How to write your own obituary

Dear Savvy Senior, can you provide any tips on how to write your own obituary? At age 80, I am in the process of preplanning my funeral and would also like to take a crack at writing my own newspaper obit too. - Still Alive