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NEW NAME, SAME MISSION — Staff and community supporters of the local domestic violence shelter and sexual assault services center at 600 North Avenue gathered for an official ribbon cutting to announce the name change from Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services to The Lighthouse Friday, No…

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SUNNYSIDE — With more than 20 years in the housing business, Martin Velazquez proudly cut the red ribbon to announce the opening of his latest venture — 20 new rental units on 400 West Yakima Valley Highway.

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SUNNYSIDE — Astria Health operating health care facilities and specialty clinics in three eastern Washington communities, which filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy reorganization on May 6, 2019, is continuing to make changes towards its goal of emerging from the legal filing in December of this year.

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PROSSER — Once a busy hub for shoppers in search of everyday family and home products, the bustling store and parking lot have been vacant for months. All that changes in mid-2020 as the former Hometown Prosser ShopKo building takes on new purpose following the recent purchase of the property by the Montemayer family, owners of the regional Lep-Re-Kon Harvest Foods chain.

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SUNNYSIDE — As autumn temperatures fell dramatically in the second week of October and the Lower Valley’s first frost was at hand – the grape harvest pace picked up and the fruitful hillsides were gleaned in a well-timed and caring manner.

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PROSSER — Prosser Pharmacy on Chardonnay Avenue in Prosser is now open for business. The two person Staff Pharmacist Eddin Loulou and Pharmacy Tech, Jennifer Johnson, are ready to serve the citizens in need of drug prescription services.

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PROSSER — A retirement job which began as an idea scratched out around the kitchen table on a winter evening, and now nine months later, R Flower Farm has flourished into an operation which has kept Ronda Warwick busy all summer long.

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GRANDVIEW — Billed as a special meeting for the Port of Sunnyside, the mid-morning get-together celebrated high-tech advancements at Henningsen Cold Storage Co. in Grandview, last Thursday.

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SUNNYSIDE — Holding down a full-time job and raising her two sons with her husband should be enough work for any woman. But not for Noemi Salazar Perez, the owner of Anytime Bail Bonds.

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PROSSER — Even as a child, Mack Brown, 64, was learning about customer service. Brown learned the tire business by cleaning up, sweeping up and eventually changing tires at the OK Rubber Welders’ Company, owned by his father.

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SUNNYSIDE – Raising awareness to build a better understanding of Eastern Washington dairy farmers and their role in growing great food while also fundraising for the new Save Family Farming chapter, is an impassioned goal of Simplot Dairy Sales Representative Dean Hibbs’ outreach efforts.

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PROSSER — One of Prosser’s oldest apple packing houses, Zirkle Fruit Company, is closing its’ year-round apple packing operation beginning in mid-October this year.

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PROSSER — One doesn’t ordinarily go online to Yelp or walk downtown looking for a tattoo shop in Prosser, Wash., but it’s time to change that. The little can-do town with an agricultural bent, high stakes high school football and non-stop community events can add a serious tattoo stop to its’ credentials.

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