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Thursday, August 31

Mabton football begins new era

MABTON - A new quarterback, running back, even a new coach are part of the outlook for the Mabton football team's 2006 season.

Daybreak Rotary tours new middle school

There are still construction workers walking around putting the finishing touches on a few things. The grass is still growing and hasn't filled in yet, but Sierra Vista Middle School will be ready for 671 students on the first day of school next Tuesday.

Farmers entering final push of harvest season

The smell of freshly cut mint lingers in the air. The local fruit stands are filling up with more and more fruits. Harvest season is upon us and should last until the end of October.

S'side teen returns from China

The Great Wall and bustling Beijing are some of the images people often associate with China.

Hard work will pay off for Sunnyside volleyball team

"I put in my resignation for coaching last year, so I could focus on my family. They asked me to come back this year, and I agreed to for the girls," said head coach of the Sunnyside volleyball team Angel Carrizales.

Death Notice

CARLOS PARTICO HERNANDEZ

CARLOS PARTICO HERNANDEZ

Picnic mural will dress up new office building

Picture children and adults, playing in a field and gathering for a community picnic. There's even a large barbecue off to the side ready to grill away their appetites.

Sunnyside's Littlest David back home

Littlest David Miranda III has made his way from the University of Washington Hospital in Seattle back home to Sunnyside with his parents, Brittney Alvord and David Miranda Jr.

S'side making progress towards S. First Street expansion

The city of Sunnyside has reached purchase agreements with 60 to 70 percent of the landowners along South First Street in preparation for a street widening project from the I-82 interchange to Lincoln Avenue.

Grizzlies excited for new season to start

With a young team a little on the small side but very quick, the Sunnyside High School Grizzly football team is ready for the season to begin.

Greyhounds re-load for 2006

GRANDVIEW - What they lack in experience, they'll make up for in quickness.

Police arrest man, recover stolen car

Sunnyside police recovered a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of Zillah Avenue and arrested a man, who was charged with possession of stolen property in the second degree, harboring a runaway and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. The arrest was made at 11:23 p.m. last night, Aug. 30.

Obituary

ANGELITA RAMOS DE ESPINDOLA

ANGELITA RAMOS DE ESPINDOLA

Wednesday, August 30

Engagement

Parents announce engagement

Parents announce engagement

Brown Sox win weekend softball tournament

The Chicano/Latino Softball Tournament was held this past weekend at Sunnyview Park with El Valle Restaurant's Brown Sox scoring a perfect 5-0 record over seven other teams, four of which came from out of town to participate in this 32nd annual event.

Filling the boot for muscular dystrophy

An astonishing $2,730 was raised by Sunnyside Professional Firefighters Local 3542, which held its annual Fill the Boot drive to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association on Aug. 25 at 8 a.m.

Yakima County Briefs

1-Column

Rachel's Ramblings

Maple bars, cheese zombies and dodge ball-favorite school things

Maple bars, cheese zombies and dodge ball-favorite school things

Administration leadership group sets agenda for meetings

MABTON - Superintendent of Mabton School District Sandra Pasiero-Davis presented an administrator leadership report at the Aug. 28th Mabton School District Board of Directors meeting.

Cutting to the Core

Abstinence programs miss some students

Abstinence programs miss some students

G'view police help resolve car chases

The Grandview Police Department assisted in responding to two car chases this week.

Hunting trip reveals something new for hunter

Gary Christensen thought he was going to hunt bears. The Grandview man had always wanted to bag a brown bear and he was finally going to get his chance.

Wedding

July wedding united Downing, Jamie Gonzalez

July wedding united Downing, Jamie Gonzalez

Forum

Good Samaritans

Good Samaritans

Kiwanis clubs face changes

Lt. Gov. Darlene Green was the guest speaker at this morning's Kiwanis meeting. Green, although not a Sunnyside club member, was a delegate representing the Sunnyside Kiwanis Club at the Pacific Northwest District Convention. She gave a report about the convention, which took place Aug. 17-20 in Lincoln City, Ore.

Four juveniles arrested following fight last night

Reports of shots fired

Reports of shots fired

Tuesday, August 29

Mabton School District Briefs

1-Column

Grandview School Board finalizes interdistrict cooperative

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview School Board finalized two interdistrict cooperative educational services with Prosser High School and Mabton High School at its meeting Monday night.

Spanish immersion classes offered

For Lower Valley folks, it will mean a 70-mile round-trip to Yakima for five days, but it could be worthwhile for those who do not speak Spanish, but want to learn.

Female investment group learning it's way to success

"We're all still learning," said Joyce Heffron of Outlook, about the local investment group for women in which she participates.

Woman thrown from car today

A woman on her motorized newspaper route phoned Sunnyside police at 3:27 this morning to report she had picked up a female whom she saw thrown out of a red, four-wheel drive vehicle.

Sunnyside City Council Briefs

1-Column

City of S'side moves to condemn land in Paul conflict

In a bid to cover its bases, the city of Sunnyside will initiate condemnation proceedings against a 15-foot wide strip of land along South First Street to which city officials and Prosser contractor Tom Paul both claim rights.

Lower Valley Hospice receives training in caring for children

During three days of on-site classes last week, caregivers with Lower Valley Hospice learned how best to serve children who are dying.

Death Notice

BRITTANY NICOLE ARRAIZA

BRITTANY NICOLE ARRAIZA

Sunnyside School District welcomes more new teachers

Tanya Bos, a native of Sunnyside, has been hired to teach pre-school at Outlook Elementary School. She received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in elementary education at Central Washington University.

Pageant tickets to go on sale Friday

The tickets for the Miss Sunnyside Pageant will b on sale beginning Friday, Sept. 1, at the Chamber of Commerce office.

S'side to proceed with tree removal

Fewer to get the axe

Fewer to get the axe

Monday, August 28

Race horse stolen from Scoon Road

Ten thefts were reported to Sunnyside police over this past Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Among them was the theft of a race horse from property in the 900 block of Scoon Road.

G'view couple offers fun the croquet way

Hosts croquet enthusiasts ranging from YMCA youth to a Texas billionaire

Hosts croquet enthusiasts ranging from YMCA youth to a Texas billionaire

Obituary

CHARLES ATHOL DOHRMAN

CHARLES ATHOL DOHRMAN

Gview police respond to counterfeit bills

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Police Department is currently investigating two incidents of counterfeit currency being circulated in the city.

Field at full capacity for hospital golf tourney

The 14th annual Sunnyside Community Foundation Golf Tourney had one of its best turnouts ever this past Saturday, with a full capacity field of 88 players forming 22 teams.

Car accident claims Granger man

GRANGER - Carlos P. Hernandez of Granger died early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle accident in Granger.

Pioneer BBQ to welcome students, parents Wednesday

A barbecue will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30, at Pioneer Elementary School in Sunnyside to introduce teachers to parents and students.

Swather fire extinguished

A swather and brush on fire at Independence and Lantz Roads brought just two firefighters out from Yakima County District #5 at 4:01 p.m. Saturday. The fire was extinguished with no extenuating circumstances.

Survey says...

Numbers show success, challenges for S'side schools

Numbers show success, challenges for S'side schools

Sunnyside Grid Kid teams stumble in openers

WAPATO - Running into a stubborn defense and an offense with a knack for finding a few extra yards when they needed it most, the Sunnyside Grid Kid "A" squad came up on the short end of a 29-6 loss against the defending champions Grandview Grid Kid team.

An evening in the park benefits Sunnyside Hospital

The Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation hosted an Evening in the Park at Grandview Country Park and Fairgrounds to raise funds via an auction for the Emergency Room Department remodel this past Saturday. The total cost of the project is $2.7 million. $1.2 million is presently invested by the Sunnyside Christian Hospital Foundation.

Working Stiff

Cross-country coach, track coach and science teacher, all in a day's work

Cross-country coach, track coach and science teacher, all in a day's work

Friday, August 25

'F' as in Frank

Starting a new year

Starting a new year

Guest Editorial

Killing the Golden Goose

Killing the Golden Goose

Feeling wacky?

Fair may have a contest for you!

Fair may have a contest for you!

Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Andrea Schutt

Andrea Schutt

Pounding the Rock

Cowboys look to regain championship form

Cowboys look to regain championship form

Baseball great Maury Wills revisits career, S'side appearance

As a muzak version of "The Way We Were" wafted over the lobby in Yakima's Hilton Garden Inn yesterday, baseball great Maury Wills described the way it was during a 14-year career in the major leagues, most prominently with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

She had two months of rice, rice, more rice and Kool-Aid

Teen on mission in Cambodia

Teen on mission in Cambodia

Entertainment Briefs

1-Column

Port of Sunnyside honors Sunnyside's industries, politicians

The Port of Sunnyside held a BBQ Thursday to honor Sunnyside's industries and to thank people who have helped with its wetland habitat project.

Organizers expect 200 cars at show in Grandview

Two-hundred cars are expected to roll through the gates of Grandview's Country Park on Sunday, Sept. 3, in a showy line-up to be enjoyed at a car show from noon to 6 p.m.

Rape suspect captured

GRANGER - Less than 24 hours after he escaped custody from a Granger police officer on Wednesday evening, rape and assault suspect Elvin Acevedo Gomez was apprehended by police yesterday afternoon.

CD Review

Harry on Broadway, Act 1 fizzles

Harry on Broadway, Act 1 fizzles

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY

Forum

Take responsibility

Take responsibility

Thursday, August 24

Death Notice

MARGARITA GONZALEZ MENDOZA

MARGARITA GONZALEZ MENDOZA

Little garden space yields a hefty harvest

When Lloyd Myers was diagnosed with cancer in January 2005, he knew some changes would have to be made.

Hillcrest Manor silent auction slated for Aug. 25

A silent auction is scheduled to benefit the residents at Hillcrest Manor and Rehabilitation Center in Sunnyside. It will begin on Friday, Aug. 25 and will continue until Friday, Sept. 8.

Rape suspect flees custody in Granger

GRANGER - While in transit to court last night, a rape and assault suspect escaped from a Granger police officer.

Port approves I-82 landscaping

Part of the I-82, exit 67, interchange near Sunnyside appears to be on track for an upgrade.

Tools taken in theft in S'side

Tools, saws, a jigsaw and a grinder were taken in a theft Sunday, Aug. 20, at a Sunnyside home in the 400 block of Merrick Avenue. It was noticed Sunday when the door was found open, but the owner waited until yesterday, Aug. 23, at 4:51 p.m. to contact police, who were given the name of a suspect.

Sunnyside woman to protest removal of park trees

Sunnyside resident Donna Homer's first memory of Central Park in Sunnyside is from 1945.

S'side firefighters deal with grass fire

A grass fire at Mile Post 66 on I-82 at 8:33 p.m. last night, Aug. 23, was dealt with by Sunnyside firefighters.

Greenwater

not your ordinary small town

not your ordinary small town

Going A.P.E.S. for environmental education

Joyce Stark is teaching A.P.E.S., as she has aptly titled it, or Advanced Placement Environmental Science at Sunnyside High School. This is the first year that the year-long class will be taught and has sparked much interest amongst students, with 32 enrolled.

Wednesday, August 23

County approves $500,000 for Granger

$3 million in private funds slated for truck travel plaza

$3 million in private funds slated for truck travel plaza

Rachel's Ramblings

Bees in the punch bowl

Bees in the punch bowl

Working Stiff

Job nice fit for self-described people-person

Job nice fit for self-described people-person

Sunny Side

Foundations efforts should be rewarded with support

Foundations efforts should be rewarded with support

Mabton City Council Briefs

1-Column

'Over the Hill' cast will bring Cinderella to life

"The Prince is having a ball!" the cast of the Over the Hill Senior Theatricals sang Monday night, Aug. 21, during a rehearsal for its production of Cinderella.

Thieves nab Bush Hog Razorback

Thefts in Sunnyside yesterday, Aug. 22, ranged from a shoplifting at Wal-Mart to the theft of an orange Bush Hog RZ60 Razorback. That's a mower, to the initiated folks, and it was taken from a resident in the 400 block of West Maple Street. The owner supplied

Guest Editorial

Second front launched in campaign to pass Init. 920

Second front launched in campaign to pass Init. 920

Sunnyside's Chamber of Commerce busy with coming activities

Sunnyside's Sunshine Days are set and ready to go two members of the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce told Rotarians at the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club meeting this morning.

Yakima County to provide services for ESD 105

Educational Service District 105, which provides educational support to an area that includes Lower Valley school districts, will have some technical updates, thanks to an agreement approved yesterday by Yakima County commissioners.

Anniversary

Grandview couple celebrates 25th anniversary

Grandview couple celebrates 25th anniversary

Obituary

ERVEY GARCIA

ERVEY GARCIA

Briefs

1-Column

Tuesday, August 22

Obituary

CLARENCE E. GRAMM

CLARENCE E. GRAMM

Grandview Briefs

Council hears dog complaints

Hurricane survivor opens Sunnyside business

A year ago Elena Hazle, her two children, ages 9 and 3, and her father came to Sunnyside with little more than what they had on their backs. The family that had weathered Hurricane Katrina were relocated to Washington state and specifically to Sunnyside because the family of Hazle's fiancé, Jose Alvarez, resides here.

Sports Brief

Deadline is Sept. 16 for pilot cougar hunt applications

Deadline is Sept. 16 for pilot cougar hunt applications

Port of S'side mulls preliminary budget

Final budget approval set for this November

Final budget approval set for this November

Elerding places in swimming championships

FRESNO, CALIF. - Joey Elerding, a 16-year-old junior at Sunnyside Christian High School, placed in nine events as he competed in the Western Zone Swimming Championships Aug. 7-11 in Fresno.

Passenger injured in collision

Maria G. Torres, 21, of Grandview was injured in a two-car collision yesterday, Aug. 21, at 8:28 p.m. at the intersection of Bethany and Van Belle roads. She was transported to Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Jan McDonald named to Grandview City Council

GRANDVIEW - Jan McDonald, executive director of Life Options (formerly Lower Valley Pregnancy Center), was named to replace Rick McLean on Grandview's City Council, at Monday night's meeting.

Death Notices

JESUS GUTIERREZ MENDEZ ROBERT CARRASCO GUTIERREZ

JESUS GUTIERREZ MENDEZ ROBERT CARRASCO GUTIERREZ

Monday, August 21

S'side man earns Bronze Star

Call it an early birthday gift, more than 60 years late.

Briefly

Pacific power offers low income bill assistance

Pacific power offers low income bill assistance

Abandoning pets a popular choice for Sunnyside residents

Too many people, who get pets because they're so cute or the popular style of the day, end up shirking their responsibilities by giving them away or, worse, abandoning them.

Auto accident claims Mabton father and son

The State Patrol confirmed this morning that a Mabton father and son died Saturday evening, Aug. 19, when their vehicle struck another head-on while traveling on Alderdale Road, 18 miles south of Mabton.

Friday, August 18

Slovakian family living topsy-turvy life

A year's stay as a foreign exchange high school student in Granger 12 years ago led Peter Agh of Slovakia to revisit the Lower Valley, possibly with a view towards staying longer.

G'view woman finds her niche working for city of Sunnyside

It's been almost six months since Delilah Cyr accepted the job as administrative assistant for Sunnyside Public Works Director Jim Bridges, and she loves it.

Home Country

HAs we get older, we don't go to the swimming hole on Lewis Creek as often as we used to, and it's a shame. A recent jaunt down there brought a reminder of what we'd been missing, and slapped us with a lifetime of happy memories of splashing diamonds in the August sun.

Briefly

Charges pending

Charges pending

Grandview's SIRT team upgrades mode of transportation

GRANDVIEW - It's a navy-ship gray vehicle in the shape of an older ambulance, but if you see it parked in your driveway, you better come out with your hands up.

Miss Sunnyside candidate Silvia Ramirez

Born in California to Simon and Ester Ramirez, 2006-07 Miss Sunnyside hopeful Silvia Ramirez moved to Sunnyside when she was two years old.

Sunnyside schools set plans, goals for 2006-07

Change was the constant reflected in eight presentations to the Sunnyside School Board yesterday.

Slater 'nets' top finish at PGA pro-am

KENNEWICK - Keith Slater, a member of the Sunnyside Black Rock Creek Golf Course team, brought home a first place finish from this past Monday's PGA pro-am tournament staged at Meadow Springs Country Club.

Chief Kamiakin taps new assistant principal

The Sunnyside School District's administrative shuffle caused by a new school and student alignment wrapped up last week with the hire of Tavis Peterson as Vice Principal for Chief Kamiakin Elementary School.

Hospital's social event of the year under the night sky Saturday, Aug. 26

Sunnyside Community Hospital Foundation has picked Saturday, Aug. 26, as the day for its 14th annual Golf Tournament and second annual Evening in the Park social event.

New teachers to be welcomed to Granger School District

GRANGER - For the past several years, the Granger Chamber of Commerce has made welcome baskets for newly hired Granger School District certified staff members. The Chamber does this as a way to welcome new teachers to the area and show that they are appreciated by the Granger business community.

Teaching assistants making the grade in local schools

The federal No Child Left Behind legislation approved in 2002 put into a motion a requirement that all K-12 classroom assistants earn a passing grade on a state exam or acquire a certain level of college education.

The Newcomer

Beauty is where you find it...and other places

Beauty is where you find it...and other places

Guest Editorial

Ancient remains should be studied

Ancient remains should be studied

Obituraries

PAID OBITUARY

Memories of a S'side legend pop out of cardboard boxes

Remembering Stan Schilperoort

Remembering Stan Schilperoort

Granger to host second annual mini-boat race at Hisey Park

GRANGER - East meets West when the second annual Granger Cup Invitational mini-hydroplane race returns to Hisey Park next Saturday, Aug. 26.

Wednesday, August 16

Obituary

KAREN MARIE LEIJA

KAREN MARIE LEIJA

Yakima County Briefs

1-Column

Roundtable discussion focuses on needs of Yakima River Basin

YAKIMA - A roundtable discussion was held yesterday in Yakima as an opportunity for tribal leaders, growers, natural resources managers, recreationists, environmental policy makers and directors, government agencies and others to discuss the issues that directly affect the ecological health of the Yakima River Basin, fish and wildlife, farming, community life, water rights and management and related topics.

Guest Editorial

Sauce for the goose

Sauce for the goose

Cutting to the Core

Some products do work

Some products do work

Tuesday, August 15

Accident victim dies

Eric J. Jenkins, 20, of Grandview died last night, Aug. 14, at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland of injuries sustained in a pedestrian/vehicle accident July 26 on Independence Road.

Melendez formally charged with murdering his brother

Sunnyside resident Mathew James Melendez, 21, was charged with second-degree murder domestic violence and second degree unlawful possession of a firearm on Monday, Aug. 14, in Yakima County Superior Court.

Grow gains experience at state program

PULLMAN - Grandview's Jr. Miss, Allison Grow, competed in Washington's 2006 Junior Miss Program at Washington State University's Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum this past weekend with 20 other junior misses from around the state.

Layman one of three new police officers to sign new policy contracts

The three police officers recently hired by the Sunnyside Police Department are the first to be required to sign three-year contracts to assure the city gets what it pays for.

Mabton Vikings football coach resigns

Citing a need to spend more time with his family, D.J. Search resigned as Mabton's football coach this past Friday.

Grandview School Board approves 2006-07 budget

GRANDVIEW - Gearing up for another school year, the Grandview School Board of Directors unanimously approved the 2006-07 budget.

Death Notice

KAREN MARIE LEIJA

KAREN MARIE LEIJA

Obituary

LOUISE LEOLA BOAST

LOUISE LEOLA BOAST

Working mom earns family trip to Disney World via BeautiControl

Imagine earning trips to Hawaii, Disneyland or Cabo San Lucas by working. Olivia Mendoza has done just that through her part-time job as a director for the BeautiControl company.

Monday, August 14

Bos 7th at junior golf tournament

Sunnyside's Justin Bos placed seventh last Thursday at a PGA-sponsored golf tournament for youths 17 years of age and younger.

Obituaries

DELMAR QUINCY ALLBRITTON

One arrested following July armed robbery attempt

On July 22, five masked people armed with guns entered a Sunnyside home in the 200 block of North 13th Street just after midnight, demanding money. This past Thursday, Aug. 10, Yakima police officers arrested one of the suspects, Elizia Davila, 20, in Yakima where she resides.

Cowboys entertain large crowd at Grandview rodeo

GRANDVIEW - The smells of hotdogs and hamburgers, mixed with the odors of cotton candy and elephant ears greeted people as they headed for the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Saturday night in Grandview.

Grandparents start anew parenting three grandchildren

GRANDVIEW - Two-year-old Carissa primly tends to dolls gathered around a play table on the back patio, while sisters Alyssa, 3, and Natasha, 7, create an imaginary feast in their toy kitchen.

Ex-boyfriend charged with breaking into home of woman

At 2:23 a.m. Sunday, Sunnyside police received a call from a female asking for help for her mother, who was being held in a bedroom by an ex-boyfriend who had gained entry through a window at a residence in the 500 block of Reeves Way.

Pico American Dream top boat in Silver Cup competition

GRANGER - They came from all over, the Tri-Cities, Seattle, Portland and other places to compete in Granger, at the 2006 Oh Boy! Oberto Championship Series Silver Cup.

Friday, August 11

Grizzly practices to start next week

The Sunnyside High School fall sports season gets underway next week with the first practices of the year.

Rachel's Ramblings

Yech! 1980's are back, in terms of new clothing fashions

Yech! 1980's are back, in terms of new clothing fashions

Kindergarten program now offered in Mabton

MABTON - This fall Mabton parents will have an exciting new tool to help prepare their pre-school age children for school.

Sports Briefs

1-Column

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

Obituary

JUSTIN JOSE MELENDEZ

JUSTIN JOSE MELENDEZ

Police find evidence of gunfire on Sunnyside's Newhouse Avenue

A local resident reported a volley of shots fired to Sunnyside police last night at 11:50 p.m. in the area of South Ninth Street and East Harrison Avenue. About 20 minutes later, a report was received from a resident in the 700 block of Newhouse Avenue that multiple shots had been fired there.

Death Notice

EDWARD ALLEN GILLIS

EDWARD ALLEN GILLIS

Mabton School District hires new staff members

MABTON - The Mabton School District has hired five new staff members for the 2006-07 school year. Jeff Ross, Cindy Howe, Andrea McCallum, Lucia Tovar and Joseph Ansingh will be the new faces in Mabton this year.

CD Review

'Rose and the Dots' present a pleasing sound

'Rose and the Dots' present a pleasing sound

Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo off and running

GRANDVIEW - With a flag raising ceremony at noon yesterday, the annual Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo was officially opened.

Entertainment Briefs

1-Column

Guest Editorial

Showdown imminent

Showdown imminent

'F' as in Frank

A quick draw on a district dilemma

A quick draw on a district dilemma

Mabton offers sports physicals

MABTON - Sports physicals for Mabton athletes will be offered next Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Mabton School District vocational building, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The physical exams will be conducted by Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic staff members.

Forum

1-Column

Grandview police break up fight scene at city pool

GRANDVIEW - A potential fight between two groups of youths near the Grandview city pool yesterday afternoon was averted by Grandview police.

The Newcomer

Back to the wilds

Back to the wilds

Forgery reported in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Grandview police responded yesterday to an apparent forgery.

City code not always followed when political signs are posted

With the 2006 elections just months away, political candidates are starting to put out their campaign signs.

Miss Sunnyside candidate:

Cassie Herndon

Cassie Herndon

Tuesday, August 8

Death Notice

ROSALINA AGUILAR

ROSALINA AGUILAR

Obituary

VIRGINIA SHADWICK

VIRGINIA SHADWICK

Animal auction planned to help in completion of new fair facilities

GRANDVIEW - The Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo will have a new restroom building for this year's four-day extravaganza.

Skills center on track for S'side in 2007-08

Progress continues on a skills center proposed for the Lower Valley.

Coroner rules death of S'side man a homicide

Yakima County Coroner Maury Rice has ruled out the possibility that Justin Melendez, 23, killed himself early Saturday morning at his Sunnyside residence.

City of Grandview in good shape financially

GRANDVIEW - Grandview City Treasurer John Myers told the Grandview City Council the 2006 budget was in good shape and rated a B+.

New Vision smoothing the way for new business

Twenty-one years ago New Vision/Yakima County Development Association was established in the Yakima Valley to promote establishment of new business and expand businesses already in operation.

'Operation Crossfire' nets 20 arrests in S'side

145 arrests county-wide

145 arrests county-wide

Grandview adds marijuana possession to city code

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview City Council voted to add misdemeanor possession of marijuana to its list of illegally controlled substances.

Monday, August 7

Grandview Junior Miss to compete for state title

GRANDVIEW- Calling it a natural progression to move onto the state competition, Grandview's Junior Miss, Allison Grow, will join 20 other high school seniors in competing for the title of Washington's Junior Miss.

Death Notice

DAVID L. MOREFIELD

DAVID L. MOREFIELD

Sunnyside police investigate death

Sunnyside police officers found Justin Melendez, 23, dead at his residence at 507 South 12th Street after receiving a report of shots at 1:20 a.m. Saturday morning.

Cribbage players converge in Sunnyside

The spirit at the "Fifth Summer Classic" was one of friendly and sometimes joking competition as people from all around the country gathered in Sunnyside at El Valle Restaurant to play three events on Thursday and Friday, and at the Fraternal Order of Eagles lodge Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon.

Sunnyside hospital gets Second Look technology

Sunnyside Community Hospital has recently installed a new "Second Look"! computer-aided detection system to help in the fight against breast cancer.

G'view man injured in motorcycle accident

MABTON - Orlando Villa of Grandview suffered a broken arm and leg this past Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was driving went into a skid on Glade Road, south of Mabton.

Mike Wallace hosts barbecue to meet community

GRANDVIEW - Mike Wallace has a very straight-forward and honest approach to meeting people in the community.

Combine sets 300 acres on fire in rural Sunnyside

Four homes saved

Four homes saved

G'view hoops it up with 3-on-3 tourney

GRANDVIEW - The numbers were down, but spirits remained high during the 13th annual Grand Hoops Fiesta 3-on-3 tourney held in Grandview last Saturday.

Friday, August 4

Home Country

BY SLIM RANDLES

Growth seen in property values-and possibly taxes-speakers tell GOP club

Yakima County real estate sales have not been impacted by rising interest rates. On the other hand, there could be dramatic increases in property tax rates.

Obituary

E. ROLAND FLORY

Electrical short found to be source of G'view fire

GRANDVIEW - Following an investigation which concluded yesterday, a fire that left six Grandview residents homeless this past Saturday was caused by a shorted-out electrical wire, said Grandview Fire Chief Pat Mason.

Granger to host menudo cook-off

GRANGER - Not to be confused with the 80s boys pop group by the same name, menudo-a home-cooked, tripe-laced stew-makes its return to Granger on Sunday, Aug. 13, for the third annual Washington State Menudo Cook-Off Championship.

Auditions open Aug. 14 for Cinderella

If you think the glass slipper will fit, turn out on Aug. 14 and 15 for the auditions of Cinderella, a musical production by Rodgers and Hammerstein to be staged by Over the Hill Senior Theatricals in November.

Graffiti mars new skate park

Opened just this summer, the SunnyView Skate Park was marred by graffiti some time last night.

Entertainment Briefs

1-Column

DeRuyter's anaerobic digester coming along on schedule

OUTLOOK - Very soon the anaerobic digester DeRuyter and Sons Dairy is building will be up and running. The project, being built by the Andgar Corporation, started in April and should be completed sometime in October.

Miss Sunnyside Candidate

Taylor Gardner

Taylor Gardner

The Newcomer

Old men, old women, weather and other odd topics

Old men, old women, weather and other odd topics

Guest Editorial

Charter schools work

Charter schools work

Thursday, August 3

Mizuki: where east meets west

The Texaco gas station located at 31501 Yakima Valley Hwy., between Sunnyview Park and Black Rock Creek Golf Course, is about to offer a different type of cuisine, Japanese.

Outlook power lifter to compete for title of 'Mr. Olympia'

Downstairs next to his basement gym, Joe Luther has a room filled with trophies. The trophies represent the recognition Luther has received for his weight lifting efforts for the past 14 years. There are trophies, plaques and documents all giving him accolades on his career but there is one missing, a trophy with the words "Mr. Olympia" on it.

Obituaries

PEDRO P. SANDOVAL JR.

PEDRO P. SANDOVAL JR.

Death Notice

SHELLEY A. OBEROSLER

SHELLEY A. OBEROSLER

Wednesday, August 2

Forum

1-Column

Guest Editorial

Hollywood's enlightenment

Hollywood's enlightenment

Lower Valley Band and Cheer Day event in dire need of financial help

GRANDVIEW - The Lower Valley Band and Cheer Day has lost a crucial sponsor for its Thursday, Aug. 10, activities.

Obituary

PEDRO P. SANDOVAL JR.

PEDRO P. SANDOVAL JR.

Sharks ready to compete at 2006 AAU Jr. Olympics

by Audra Vasquez

Recent Prosser graduate keeps Sunnyside's computers humming

Printers that don't print and stubborn software are just some of the experiences Ryan Austin encounters every day as an information technology assistant for the city of Sunnyside.

Seven thefts reported in Sunnyside Tuesday

Seven thefts were reported yesterday (Tuesday), with one put on hold by an investigating Sunnyside police officer when the suspects advised they were putting a new alternator into a car, not removing parts.

Briefs

1-Column

Cutting to the Core

Absence does make the heart grow fonder

Absence does make the heart grow fonder

Tuesday, August 1

Mabton police chief retires

MABTON - One of Raul Almeida's final activities as Mabton's police chief was helping the city host last night's National Night Out kick-off party for Sunnyside, Granger, Grandview and Mabton.

Working Stiff She turned her personal lemons into lemonade

She was 28, pregnant, a mother of six children and an abandoned wife.

Obituary

NELLIE N. SULLIVAN

NELLIE N. SULLIVAN

Births

SUNNYSIDE COMMUNITY

Brave Amilio Bueno battles leukemia

In late June, Johnny Bueno, a teacher at EPIC Headstart for 15 years, and Betty Bueno, a store manager at Burger King, received news about their son Amilio that every parent dreads.

Carol Allen elected to national board

A trip to Philadelphia is in the offing for Carol Allen, director of volunteers and customer service at Sunnyside Community Hospital.

Little cowboys called to ride sheep at August rodeo in Grandview

GRANDVIEW - Any tadpole who weighs under 60 pounds and hasn't reached the age of seven is eligible to register to ride a sheep at the Yakima Valley Fair and Rodeo Friday and Saturday, Aug. 11 and 12.