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The Challenge And Reward Of Volunteering To Help Hospice

Volunteering can be a richly rewarding experience.  More often than not the volunteer gets as much out of helping as those who receive help.

Memorial Hospital is in need of some very special volunteers to help provide s hospice and palliative care programs  to people suffering a life-limiting illness

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Mark Your Calendar – May 9th For Yakima’s Biggest Yard Sale

Ok, true confessions. I’m not a yard sale kind of guy.  I know millions of people are and that’s great.  I figure me not being one just leaves more treasures for those who are.  Thousands of those treasures will be available for swap or sale at the Town Square Media Gigantic Yard Sale coming up on May 9th

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Time to Open Up a Can On the YH-R! — Dave’s Diary

KIT and myself have both had our share of crossed swords with the Yakima Herald-Republic over the years on a variety of subjects. This weekend the YH-R printed an editorial critical of the Yakima City Council’s decision to appeal the court decision in the ACLU voting rights case.

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The Bug Report Is Out and It Warns of West Nile for the Northwest — Dave’s Diary

If this weekend’s weather doesn't get you champin’ at the bit to go camping, you’ll have to turn in your woodsman card! All systems point to amazing weather -- but wait … what about the bugs? Camping means insects and weather means insect potential.

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Hey, Wine Tasters, Science Affirms Using Traditional Glasses — Dave’s Diary

This is pre-spring barrel tasting weekend. It’s great chance for us locals to get the lowdown on the area’s wine and winemakers. It’s a shakedown cruise for next weekend’s spring barrel tasting tourism season kick off. It’s billed as a “bring your own glass” event.  Guess what, according to an article from the UPI? When it comes to wine it really does matter which glass you bring!

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We Miss Our Buddy Brian Teegarden — Dave’s Diary

It’s a beautiful weekend in Yakima. The sun is shining and the flowers are blooming and everything should be great. But it’s not. We are a little sad around the radio ranch these days since a corporate reorganization cost the employment of our friend and co-worker Brian Teegarden, the heart and soul of KIT for nearly four decades. We understand what happened and why and it wasn’t anything about the quality or quantity of work accomplished by the hardworking Mr. T -- but all those years of fun and camaraderie still make it hard to swallow.

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