Stories for November 2008


Friday, November 28


Salvation Army re-grouping in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The Salvation Army takes ringing in the holidays literally and beginning today, Fri-day, it is ringing the bells for its red kettles scattered throughout the Lower Valley.

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Coast-to-coast bicycle trek raises money for students seeking college diploma

Sunnyside's Leroy Werkhoven is passionate about post-high school education and knows first-hand that money is the main thing holding many bright young minds back from pursuing their dreams. So passionate that he logged 3,300 miles on his bicycle recently just to raise funds for Toppenish and Wapato's Dollars for Scholars.

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Sunnyside School Board tops in Washington state

The Sunnyside School Board is the best in the state. That's ac-cording to the Washington State School Directors Association, which recently named Sunny-side's school directors as the "Board of the Year."

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Wednesday, November 26


Tuesday, November 25


Monday, November 24

Honeyford, Newhouse named to leadership posts

OLYMPIA - This past week, members of the State Senate Republican caucus elected Sen. Jim Honeyford of Sunnyside as deputy floor leader. This is the fifth time Honeyford has been elected to the caucus leadership team.

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Mabton Council reviews 2009 budget wish list

MABTON - At a special Mabton City Council budget meeting this past Friday night, 2009 budget wish list items were heard from all department heads, but only one city council member, Oping Hutson, was in attendance, along with Mayor Velva Herrera.

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Friday, November 21


Tiebreaker goes Ellensburg's way

Despite splitting the four games with visiting Ellensburg yesterday, the Sunnyside High School girls bowling team absorbed a loss based on total pinfall.

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Thursday, November 20


Wednesday, November 19


Rice wins top honors at Central Washington Open

Averaging 222 for the first six games of qualifying, PBA professional Rob Rice advanced to the finals and posted a 3-1 record in the head-to-head match-ups enroute to winning this past Sunday's Central Washington Open.

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Mabton seeks grant to obtain water rights

MABTON - After receiving current estimates on the cost of purchasing water rights and constructing a well, the Mabton City Council passed a resolution last night authorizing Mayor Velva Herrera to submit a grant application on behalf of the city of Mabton.

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Tuesday, November 18


2009 city budget balanced in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - The city of Grandview's 2009 budget, which is balanced, was the focal point of last night's study session between the city council, city administrator and city treasurer.

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Monday, November 17


Friday, November 14


Family homes development approved

Sunnyside planning commissioners this past Wednesday evening approved a zoning change application submitted by John and Mischelle Booth for property located near the intersection of Columbia Avenue and Terry Street.

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Thursday, November 13


One-win Sunnyside advances to Regionals

YAKIMA - It's not about how many games you win, it's when you win them, as the Sunnyside Lady Grizzly volleyball team won its first match of the season yesterday at West Valley in a three-way District playoff.

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Wednesday, November 12



Isabelle M. Heitstuman, 89, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 3, 2008, at Bishop Place in Pullman, where she had resided for the past five years.

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Tuesday, November 11


Monday, November 10


Business owners encouraged to seek out government contracts

Area business owners this past Friday got a crash course in learning how to sell their services to the government, thanks to Yakima County Economic Development Association's Tami Everetts and Luz Bazan Gutierrez of Rural Community Development Resources.

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Miracles do happen

GRANDVIEW - Upon first glance, Ofelia Castilleja is like any other striking, beautiful woman, carefully made-up with healthy pink cheeks. But two and a half months ago, Castilleja was fighting for her life, battling a disease called pulmonary fibrosis.

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Bickleton's Hernandez places 15th at State

PASCO - Bickleton's Junior Hernandez and Danielle Raschko competed at the 1B/2B State cross-country meet this past weekend, with Hernandez finishing in 15th place and Raschko finishing in 28th place.

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Friday, November 7


Thursday, November 6


Toasty feet goal of Americorps employee

Carol Carrillo is bound to keep local feet nice and toasty throughout the winter. It's for that reason that the Vista Americorps Disability Navigator Specialist at the Sunnyside WorkSource office is conducting a "Warm Socks for Cold Soles" drive from now until right up to Christmas.

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Wednesday, November 5


Obama elected president, Gregoire remains governor

Yakima County bucked state and national trends in general election voting yesterday, giving Republican presidential nominee John McCain a double-digit advantage, while giving state GOP gubernatorial candidate Dino Rossi a nearly 2-to-1 edge.

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Tuesday, November 4


Monday, November 3


Sunnyside sophomore qualifies to run at State

RICHLAND - Sunnyside sophomore Jocelyn Yanez dialed it in at the right time. Competing at last Saturday's 3A Regional cross-country meet at Richland's Carmichael Middle School playfield, Yanez toured the three-mile course with a fifth best time of 19:04.

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Hanford spooks Grizzlies Halloween night, 49-7

In a spooktacular performance on Halloween this past Friday night, the Hanford Falcons put a scare into the Sunnyside Grizzlies, beating them 49-7 to claim the Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A football championship.

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