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The top headline on May 22, 1969 was “Dogs to be controlled; sewers to be constructed.” The story told of a special election for Sunnyside voters, deciding on the passage of a new dog leash law and gain the approval of a general obligation bond issue to construct storm sewers in the city in the amount of $175,000.

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Amanda Arreola, Jazzy’s aunt, and Gabriel Sands participate in a 5K run and walk through the Jerry Taylor Memorial Veterans Plaza this past Saturday morning with all proceeds to benefit Jazzy Guillen, a Prosser High School sophomore student athlete who’s battling a rare stage 4 cancer.

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SUNNYSIDE — The Astria Sunnyside Hospital Auxiliary will distribute $24,000 in scholarship funds to students pursuing medical careers when it meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Conquistador, South Sixth Street.

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One of the top headlines this week in 1969, the announcement of Sunnyside General Hospital’s $165,000 expansion, which was to allow for 15 additional beds, new equipment and administrative offices.

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SUNNYSIDE — Middle school athlete Joselyn Montelongo was calm following her first event at last Wednesday’s Sunnyside School District Special Olympics Track and Field competition.

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SUNNYSIDE — Calvary Lutheran Church at the corner of Harrison Avenue and 11th Street is marking its 80 years of ministry to the community with a 2-day celebration.

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SUNNYSIDE — Cinthia Santiago was wearing a tiara as the reigning Miss Sunnyside until April 23, when she announced she was giving up her crown and royalty sash.

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Dr. Jack Hale presented Sunnyside Schools Attendance Officer Gifford Jones with the “Eyes over Washington “ Award given by the State Optometric Association for outstanding service to humanity. Hale was the association’s award chairman.

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SUNNYSIDE — The spring opening of local museum at 4th and Grant Avenue official, four new exhibits have been added to the collection from bridal gowns to a blacksmith shop.

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YAKIMA — The Annual 4-H Performing Arts “Talent Show” Contest was held in conjunction with the 4-H Fashion Revue held on Friday evening, April 26, at the Fruitvale Grange.

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In the colorfully illustrated spirit of Free Comic Book Day, library patrons of all ages are invited to bring in their own comics to share and swap with others on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m.

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The Senior Citizens will host their annual Mother’s Day Party at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way.

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OLDER AMERICAN NUTRITION PROGRAM

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Sunnyside School Board announced its largest school budget at $2,817,818. The number marked the first time the school district has sent out a budget over $2 million. It did include a 7 percent increase for teacher salaries.

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The Art Department’s semi-annual clay sale will be from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday morning in the Palmer Hall building lobby, on the main Yakima Valley College campus, 16th St. and Nob Hill Blvd.

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Valley Theater Company, which owns and performs in the Princess Theatre, has announced its 2019-2020 season lineup, titled “A Season of Surprises.”

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The Senior Citizens will host their annual Mother’s Day Party at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 10, at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way.

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Kate Laplante from Seattle wears her white bride-to-be sash and sunglasses, celebrating her upcoming June 8 wedding day with girlfriends during their festive tasting of 2018 cabernet at Silver Lake Winery in Zillah on Saturday during the Yakima Valley’s Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend.

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Riding the new Miss Sunnyside Community Float down Edison Avenue with this year’s theme of “Fantasy Forest,” (left to right, from front to back) is Miss Sunnyside Third Princess Daisy Hernandez, Second Princess Grace Van Belle, Queen Cinthia Santiago and First Princess Hogla Deida Cortez on Tuesday, April 23.

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The city Parks and Recreation Department offers Zumba classes at the Grandview Community Center, 812 Wallace Way.

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ZILLAH — Avid yard sale shopper Manuela Alvarado is always on the look-out for fun treasures for her family and friends.

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TUNNEL OF PROMISE — The cherry blossoms in this orchard at Independence and Washout roads this past Monday, Earth Day, are a vision of promise for a fruitful harvest. Carefully tended, they will bring about the first tree crops in the Yakima Valley.

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Celebrate Sunnyside’s “best and brightest” at the annual Spirit of Sunnyside Awards Banquet to begin at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at the city’s Community Center, 1521 S. First St.

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It’s the time for the annual Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting Weekend at valley wineries from Union Gap to Prosser.

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"Neighbors" is a weekly column in the Sunnyside Sun designed to spotlight individuals who live and work in our Lower Valley Communities.

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Miss Sunnyside hopefuls  from left to right, Rocio Cisneros,  Kaydience Porter, Mackenzie Evans,  Natalie Campbell, Kendra  Gardner and Abbey Marquez.  Not pictured is Hellen Palma and Omara Santiago Ayala.

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Taking the stage at Grandview Middle School on Saturday, April 13 were 11 talented young ladies, all vying for the title of 2019-20 Miss Grandview.

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Works of art by graduating Heritage University seniors Madeline Alviso Ramirez and Anthony Tzib will be on display as part of the Senior Art Exhibition in the Virginia S. Hislop Art Gallery at Petrie Hall from April 24 - May 3.

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As Vincent Martinez sang “How Can I Say Goodbye to Love,” the Sunnyside High School Senior Follies crowd was quiet until the last stanza of the song faded.

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They came prepared with rakes, garbage bags, lawn mowers, weed-eaters, pruners and many hands to spruce up neighborhoods where the Together Church congregates each Sunday.

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Set loose to track down the elusive Golden Egg are Aleah and Julissa Perez, all dressed in pink, at the Sunnyside Easter Egg hunt held Saturday in South Hill Park.

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Taylor Wolfe says she is happy any time she gets to show her favorite dairy show cow “McKenzie Moo” at area livestock shows, dressed in her blue corduroy FFA jacket.

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"Neighbors" is a weekly column in the Sunnyside Sun designed to spotlight individuals who live and work in our Lower Valley Communities.

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EDITOR’S NOTE — Glancing back through the Sunnyside Sun pages, here is sampling of the stories published in 1969 reflecting everything that made the Sun the original voice of the community.

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Cross bearer Arturo Biebrich leads about 250 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church members in the event marking the start of Holy Week.

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Sunnyside Christian High School drama club will present “That’ll Learn Ya,” a western comedy, the weekend of April 25-27.

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