News for Wednesday, October 22, 2014



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SHS no pushover for West Valley Rams

After suffering a 4-0 loss a month ago at the hands of West Valley, a perennial State tourney contender, the Lady Grizzly soccer team showed progress in battling to a 1-0 loss to the Rams Tuesday night.

Game canceled

The Mabton High School soccer match scheduled for last night in Naches was canceled due to a lack of players.

SCHS girls step up to on-court challenge

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

’Hounds tames Wolves

It was all Grandview from the get-go Tuesday night in a convincing 3-0 CWAC volleyball victory at Wapato.

Rams too strong for Sunnyside

The Sunnyside volleyball team last night faced a talented and strong opponent, West Valley.

Cougars pounce on Mabton netters

In its home finale for the 2014 season, the Mabton Lady Viking volleyball team struggled in a 3-0 loss to White Swan Tuesday night.

Injuries, illness plague Lady Pirates

Down to only six players, the Bickleton volleyball squad still gave its best shot against the host Klickitat Vandals, falling in three sets, 25-17, 25-13, 25-12.

Sunnyside High School harriers less than spectacular

Sunnyside Coach George Paulus was disappointed by his team’s performance yesterday at the final Big Nine League cross-country meet of the season at Moses Lake’s Blue Heron Park.

Eastmont clips Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies by single point

Getting two victories apiece from Adrian Marquis, Gabrielle Davy and Kelly Hartman, the Eastmont High School girls swim team eked out an 88-87 victory against the Sunnyside Lady Grizzlies Tuesday afternoon.

State parks post winter schedule

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission last week announced its 2014-15 winter schedule, with more than 60 parks remaining open seven days a week for camping and day-use activities.

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New cars, employees focus of budget meeting

Two new police cars, a new face at city hall, better trained officers and an upgraded ambulance fleet were part of the 2015 preliminary budget discussed last night (Tuesday) by the Sunnyside City Council.

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Bucket brigade

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Holiday trim

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Yard sale bargains

Dorothy Beck and Winona Atkins (above L-R) price items at the annual senior center yard sale, held this past Saturday at the Sunnyside Senior Center.

County’s preliminary budget for 2015 totals $240.9 million

YAKIMA – Yakima County commissioners yesterday (Tuesday) adopted a $240.9 million preliminary 2015 budget for the county and set the dates for the county’s 2015 budget hearings.

Local hospital honored for patient safety efforts

Sunnyside Community Hospital and Clinics has been recognized as one of 14 hospitals statewide to receive the Washington State Hospital Association’s prestigious Achieving Best Care Award.

Trunk or Treat

Halloween is only 10 days away. Have you got your candy ready for the neighborhood trick or treaters?

November election is about jobs and wages

November’s election needs to be about the people who are unemployed or under-employed and how best to increase wages.

Dance team grateful for support


The Martin’s School of Dance All-Star Show Team would love to give a special shout out to Burger Ranch for helping us with a last minute change of location for our fundraiser last Saturday.

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It’s time America embraces population stabilization concept

Last year, I caught a most interesting episode of Mary Tyler Moore.

What to consider when choosing a walk-in bathtub

Dear Savvy Senior, I’m interested in getting a walk-in bathtub for my wife that’s easy for her to get into and out of, but could use some assistance.

Volunteering for your boss can change your trajectory

Most people do what their boss asks, but only a select few figure out what their boss really needs.

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Concert performance in Sunnyside this Saturday

The musical group Ladies Praise will perform in concert this coming Saturday, Oct. 25, at Sunnyside’s Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

Thankful for the harvest

When we purchased a home in Anderson, Ind., there was a section of the back yard which had previously been allocated for a garden.

Henn completes basic training

Navy Seaman Recruit Justin T. Henn, son of Gene Henn of Sunnyside and Stacey M. Jones of Amity, Ore., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

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‘Linus’ blankets come with a hug

Since organizing in 2002, the Tri-Cities chapter of Project Linus has distributed more than 20,000 blankets to area children in need of a warm hug.

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Irene F. Dosch


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Manuel B. Bernal


Aureliano Lopez Villalobos


Schedule set for those applying for farm grants

The USDA has announced scheduled dates for farmers participating in the 2014 Farm Bill programs.

State seeks help for wolf advisory

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking candidates to serve for the next two years on the committee that advises the department on wolf recovery and management.