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JULY 31, 2012

Who’s Who IN BUSINESS 2012

An introduction to people and commerce in the Lower Yakima Valley.

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your home-grown credit union

sunnyside Sunnyside LVCU staff front row (L-R): Ellane Jepson, Karen Clark, Michele Robertson, Veronica Garcia, and Suzy Fonseca-CEO. Back row: Josh Beck, Mireya Espindola, Alyssa Haak, Jonica Bridges, Nikki Dunkin, Ryan Tudor, Maria Casillas, Trish Drollinger, Adriana Clara, Stephanie Morales and Tony Garcia. Inset photos: Rita Gutierrez and Nereida Alvizo.



Prosser LVCU staff front row (L-R): Gil Shaw-Mgr., and Janice Bretthauer. Back row: Yolanda Plata, Anita Bentley and Eva Herrera.

Grandview LVCU staff front row (L-R): Phil RobillardMgr., and Jose Manzo. Back row: Maribel Cantu, Erika Aranda and Sandi Holland. Inset photo: Heather Carrizales

Lower Valley Credit Union is proud to have played a part in the success of the Lower Valley over the past 60 years. Started in 1952 with two employees and a small office, the Lower Valley Credit Union has grown to almost 30 employees in three full-service offices located in Sunnyside, Grandview and Prosser. Our Board of Directors is made up of local business people who know the importance of a strong, locally managed credit union. Through the efforts of the Lower Valley Credit Union staff and Board of Directors we have been able to help thousands of members over the years. We are excited about the many services we now offer our members including checking, debit cards, savings, loans, Visa travel cards and online account access to name a few. Our hours are Mon.-Thurs 9-5 and Friday 9-6. Come see why Lower Valley Credit Union has been the choice of Lower Valley residents for more than 60 years.

301 S. 7th Street • Sunnyside • 837-5295 1019 W. Wine Country Rd. • Grandview • 882-9916 580 Wine Country Rd. • Prosser • 786-2711

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Swofford & Halma Clinic (509) 837-3933 • Fax (509) 837-3885

2303 Reith Way, Sunnyside, WA

Dedicated Physicians and PA-Cs Providing High Quality Health Care and Commitment to Your Family and Our Community For More Than 60 Years

David J. Swofford, D.O., Board Certified in Family Medicine, Ana Sofia Zelaya, M.D., Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Family Medicine Obstetrics, Harlan D. Halma, M.D., Board Certified in Family Medicine.

Marivel Sandoval, PA-C, Alfredo Loera, PA-C, Deborah Hustead, PA-C

What’s important to us is Your care and comfort We offer a full range of Family Medicine/Obstetric services from birth to your retirement and beyond. • Full obstetrical care with 4-D ultrasound for you and your family to enjoy the baby even before it is born. • Women’s Health including Paps and Colposcopy • In-house lab • Well Child Visits • Same day appointments including urgent care • Sports Physicals • Management of chronic disease such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol • Procedures including: mole removals, circumcisions, vasectomies, casting and more.

YOUR COMPLETE MATERNITY CARE CENTER Let us PAMPER you throughout your pregnancy, including all the necessary tests for high quality care for you and your baby. 4D Ultrasound, High Risk Ultrasound Nuchal Translucency Testing, Non Stress Test, and Massage Therapy all under ONE ROOF. Refer a friend to purchase our additional Ultrasound Package of photographs, DVD, and CD and get $50 off your price!! A healthy anatomy ultrasound at 20 weeks must be done before US package (This ultrasound is optional and not medically necessary)

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Who’s Who in Business 2012 Advertiser’s Index Aaron’s_____________________________________ 8 Ace Hardware - Sunnyside_____________________ 11 Ace Postal & Gift Center_______________________ 11 Anderson Valley Chiropractic___________________ 48 Animal Health International____________________ 53 Apple Valley Dental & Orthodontics______________ 58 Aztec Heating & Air__________________________ 33 Barbwire & Roses____________________________ 14 Bell & Bridges, CPAs_ ________________________ 54 Bleyhl Country Store_______________________ 28-29 Bleyhl Petroleum____________________________ 55 Bos Refrigeration____________________________ 25 Catalina’s Hair Care__________________________ 10 Cervantes Electric Service_____________________ 26 CK Home Comfort Systems____________________ 36 Cliff’s TV___________________________________ 24 Columbia Bank______________________________ 25 Columbia Basin Denture Care__________________ 14 Columbia River Steel & Construction_____________ 37 Community Dental Care_______________________ 57 Complete Therapy Services____________________ 59 Conquistador Family Mexican Restaurant_ ________ 52 Daily Sun News_____________________________ 54 Davita - Mt. Adams Kidney Center_ _____________ 26 DeLorie Johnson Lawyers_____________________ 15 Diet Center________________________________ 40 DK Bain Real Estate__________________________ 34 Dulcenea Salon_ ____________________________ 18 Eagle Rehabilitation at Sunnyside_______________ 20 El Mercado de Grandview_____________________ 24 El Valle Family Mexican Restaurant______________ 22 Epic Child Care______________________________ 19 Farmers Equipment Co._______________________ 20 Fashion Corner______________________________ 31 Fastenal___________________________________ 36 Fuego Lounge_ _____________________________ 27 G&R Joyeria________________________________ 43 Goodwill____________________________________ 9 Grandview School District_____________________ 47 H2 Electric_________________________________ 52 HAPO Community Credit Union_________________ 38 Healing Soles Reflexology & Meridian Therapy________________________ 20 Hi-Way Fruit________________________________ 44 Innovation Resource Center____________________ 24 Integrity Driving School_______________________ 51 Integrity Restorations_ _______________________ 39 J&J’s Hair Addictions_ ________________________ 56 Jerry’s Pool & Spa_ __________________________ 12 K&U Auto Parts_ ____________________________ 30 KD’s Country Floral_ _________________________ 16 Ken’s Quick Lube____________________________ 12 Learning Land Express Childcare Preschool________ 46 Les Schwab Tire Centers______________________ 45 Lower Valley Credit Union______________________ 3 Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services___________ 55 Lower Valley Hospice_________________________ 49 Lower Valley Surgical Group_ __________________ 41 Marita’s Music_ _____________________________ 43 Martin & Rodriguez Dental Center_______________ 57 Medelez Auto_______________________________ 32 Mid-Valley Community Clinic___________________ 13 Mid Valley Mall______________________________ 44 Molcajetes Family Mexican Restaurant_ __________ 30

MyT Sharp Edges____________________________ 16 Noble’s Paint, Furniture & Floor Covering_ ________ 10 Pet Health Clinic_____________________________ 35 PMH Medical Center___________________________ 2 Port of Sunnyside____________________________ 41 Rainwater___________________________________ 6 RC’s Restaurant & Casino_____________________ 43 RE/MAX First Advantage Realty_________________ 18 ResCare Home Care__________________________ 48 Robinson Drilling & Development, Inc._ __________ 22 Sartin State Farm Insurance___________________ 18 Sears______________________________________ 6 Shear Design’s Institute of Cosmetology__________ 56 Silk Road Solar______________________________ 26 Sister to Sister______________________________ 34 Smith Funeral Homes & Crematory______________ 31 Speck Motors_______________________________ 21 Standard Paint & Floor Covering, LLC____________ 35 Sun Terrace Retirement & Assisted Living Community_ _______________ 46 Sun Valley Trucking__________________________ 30 Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce________________ 8 Sunnyside Chiropractic Centre__________________ 14 Sunnyside Community Hospital_________________ 60 Sunnyside New Holland_______________________ 50 Sunnyside Optical_ __________________________ 12 Sunnyside Physical & Sports Therapy____________ 16 Sunnyside Physical Therapy Services_ ___________ 23 Sunnyside School District_ ____________________ 17 Sunnyside Tire Factory_ ______________________ 33 Sunnyside Worker Care________________________ 8 Sunny Smile Orthodontics_____________________ 42 Swofford & Halma Clinic_ ______________________ 4 Taxes & More/Taxes y Mas_____________________ 34 TJ’s Refrigeration____________________________ 45 Tolman Electric_______________________________ 7 Tom’s Car Store _ ___________________________ 40 Tomlinson/Coldwell Banker_ ___________________ 38 Top Notch Flooring____________________________ 9 Valley Family Dentistry_ ______________________ 53 Valley Hills Funeral Home & Crematory___________ 56 Valley Lanes Bowling & Fun Center______________ 43 VanWingerden Landscaping____________________ 36 Vibrant Health______________________________ 40 Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association_______ 6 Yakima Neighborhood Health Services_ __________ 27 Yakima Valley Chiropractic_____________________ 32 Yakima Valley Community College_______________ 50 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo____________________ 32 Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic_______________ 19

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In The Eastway Shopping Center 1702 Gregory Ave., Sunnyside, WA 509-837-8808 Eric and Kim Dirks are proud to have operated their locally-owned Sunnyside Sears Hometown Store for more than 17 years. At Sunnyside Sears it’s all about offering our customers Big City Savings with Friendly Small Town Service. Stop in and see our large selection of Appliances, Televisions, Lawnmowers, Barbecues and Craftsman Tools. Don’t see what you need...try our handy .com ordering. You can order 24/7 and have it delivered to the store or to your door. Ask us how we can get you Free Shipping! Like Us On Facebook at Sunnyside Sears

Sears staff (L-R) Crystal Garcia, Sergio Lugo, Kaitlin Dirks (on Husqvarna mower) and Eric & Kim Dirks-owners. Inset photo Oliver Santiago-Top Salesman

143 Division • Grandview

882-2149 As your authorized Kinetico water softener and drinking water system dealer for the Lower Valley, we have the answer to your water treatment needs. In fact, we have been your water professionals since 1965, providing the highest level of customer service around. Include our bottled water delivery service and in-home air duct cleaning and you have the recipe to “Love your Water” and “Love your Air.” Left to right: Rick Garcia, Martin Pedroza, Scott Snyder, Todd Thornock (owner) and Nuri Sanchez.

Sunnyside Yakima Federal Staff includes (L-R): Debbie Hazzard-Branch Manager, Angela Clark-Loan Officer, Karen Shrewsberry, Maria Aguilar, Samantha Sarmiento, Jessica Vasquesz, and Angie Godinez-Savings Supervisor. Not pictured: Yesenia Santacruz.

801 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside 837-4555 Now in our second century of service, Yakima Federal Savings and Loan Association’s friendly and professional staff are uniquely qualified to serve you, the customer. Checking and savings accounts, certificates of deposit, home and auto loans are just some of the financial services provided conveniently and efficiently at our Sunnyside Branch. If you haven’t already done so, stop in soon and get acquainted with the staff at Yakima Federal. You’ll be glad you did!

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Residential Commercial Industrial Cell (509) 830-1164 Tel. (509) 837-3592


Back row (L-R): Tommy Navarro, Josh Baggerly, Jake Thomas, Stephen Sanchez, David Sanchez. Front row: Rylee VanBelle, Rich Riggs, Jason Tolman.

Service Changes • Troubleshooting • Remodels • Dairies • PLC Work Mobile Home Hookups • Lighting • New Installation • Thermal Imaging 24 Hour On-Call Customer Service - When you call we come running! A Company That Cares - We treat you like family… only better! Family Owned Valley Business - We live here and we care about the Valley and its residents! “Other companies specialize in getting the job done, Tolman Electric specializes in getting it done right!” Satisfaction Guaranteed - Our past customers are our best salespeople.

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Chamber Executive Board Members (L-R) Gena Hall. Silvia Alvarez, Bill Flower, Leo Leal, Gerald Roy, Manny Gutierrez, Francisco Guerrero and Chamber Director Pam Turner. Inset photo: Kristi Vlieger.

451 S. 6th St. P.O. Box 360, Sunnyside (509) 837-5939 • 1-800-457-8089 The Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce exists to foster a sustainable business climate by providing member information, education, promotion and representation; creating an enticing tourist atmosphere; and proactively promoting our regional attractions. Our Visitor Information Center offers a wide-range of local, regional and state-wide tourist information. The Chamber hosts many annual events, which attract visitors from across the Pacific Northwest. They include our annual Chamber Banquet; the largest Cinco de Mayo Celebration in Washington; Sunshine Days Celebration; and our world-famous Lighted Farm Implement Parade which has been featured on A&E and in People and Sunset magazines. Sunnyside is truly an amazing place to live, work and for recreation. We have a quality of life that is unsurpassed in the Pacific Northwest while we enjoy over 300 days of sunshine per year. Come see us today and experience for yourself the many benefits of country living.

Occupational Medical Services for Businesses of the Yakima Valley and the Columbia Basin

Sunnyside Worker Care 1614 East Edison, Suite E Sunnyside, WA 98944 Telephone: 509-836-0075 Fax: 509-836-0077

Walk-Ins Welcome Visitas urgentes sin citas programadas

Yakima Worker Care

Pasco Worker Care

409 South 12th Avenue Yakima, WA 98902 Telephone: 509-575-2949 Fax: 509-575-5743

1500 West Court Street Pasco, WA 98301 Telephone: 509-543-7717 Fax: 509-543-7721

Left to right: Sofia Sanchez, Ted Palmatier MD, Paul Furan PAC and Gracie Ramirez. Inset: Cari Cowin ARNP

see Why Over 1.4 Million People Have Chosen

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Left to right: Jay Palomino, Antonio Magaña, Mayra Guiterrez, Moises Medel, Alfonso Contraras

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Top Notch Flooring Sunnyside, WA 509-840-1067 Expert installation of carpet, vinyl, ceramic, tile and hardwood floors. VCT and Laminate Flooring. Residential and Commercial. 16 years local experience. Free estimates.

LIC. #TOPNON7944J4 Randy Roosendaal (owner)

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We are here for you and all your Beauty Needs We have all the latest hair trends including feather & fusion extensions.

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Ricardo, Juanita, Maritza, Amabel, Alvaro and (front) Catalina.

Haircutting Foil / Color Waxing Perms

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Extensions Makeup Nails Manicures

 Pedicures  Gel Nails  Polish

Catalina’s Hair Care Call For Appointment 837-5413 436 S. 6th St. • Sunnyside

717 Yakima Valley Hwy. • Sunnyside • 837-5362 Paul and Heidi established their paint and floorcovering business in 1989. In 1995 their successful business expanded with the move to their current location. Paul and Heidi carry a full line of furniture and bedding, and can help you decorate your home from top to bottom. Noble’s features a large selection of carpet, vinyl, ceramic or wood floors…plus paint and wallpaper. When it comes to paint and the subtle choice of colors, Paul is the best. Their installation crew are certified floorcovering installers and are sent each year for training to enhance their skills. Paul and Heidi invite you to visit them at Noble’s Paint, Furniture and Floor Covering. Pictured from left are Heidi Bader and Paul Noble.

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Postal & Gift Center 1726 Gregory Ave. • Eastway Shopping Center Open M-F 9-5:30, Sat. 10-1:30 • 839-3222


Ace Postal Staff includes (L to R) Andy, Monica, Glenda, and Maria.


★ Fax ★ Color Copies ★ Poster Size Laminating ★ Packaging ★ Mail Box Rental ★ UPS, FedEx, US Mail

★ Office Supplies ★ Lots of Gift Items ★ Shipping Supplies ★ 99¢ Greeting Cards ★ Candy


★ Stationery ★ Purses & Accessories ★ Sanuk Sandals

Joe G.








Sunnyside Lisa



Eastway Shopping Center • 837-6401 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-7, Sat. 8-6, Sun. 9-5 Joe W.






One of the friendliest places in town to do business is Ace Hardware. It’s because we enjoy helping our customers with their home remodeling, lumber, auto care, paint, hardware, plumbing, or lawn care needs. We are a full service hardware store with convenient hours 7 days a week, plus a knowledgeable and experienced staff. Now offering quality

Nathan G.





Maria E.

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Sunnyside Optical Karen Tade, L.D.O.

Licensed Dispensing Optician

Over 25 years experience

1614 E. Edison Ave., Suite D. Sunnyside (509) 839-2020 Open Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

• Eye exams available • Most insurances accepted • Large selection of contacts and glasses including designer labels Front: Wendy Denson, Asst. Back row (L-R): Angela Mendoza, Asst., Karen Tade, LDO and Denise Wagoner, Asst.

Sunnyside Optical has been serving the Valley for over 30 years. We are a full service retail optical center. Let our warm, friendly, knowledgeable staff custom fit you to suit your personality and lifestyle.

Jerry’s Pool & Spa

724 S. 4th St. • Sunnyside, WA • 509-837-5896 Sunnyside’s Jerry and Yvonne Sikes have the perfect answer for sore, aching muscles or a way to wind down after a hard day’s work. How about a soothing splash in your own spa or pool? The Sikes family has been in the pool supply business since 1989. In September 1997, they moved into their building at 724 S. 4th Street. With Jerry out servicing pools and spas, you’ll usually find Yvonne at the store where you’ll find brand name spas on display. We offer Trillium inground pools, all sizes and shapes, as well as a variety of quality above ground pools, and Nordic hot tubs. We have a large inventory of pool toys, chemicals, pumps, heaters, filters. We are now an exclusive dealer for “Enersol Solor Pool Heating System.” Come in and let us create a backyard vacation that will last a lifetime. Pictured are Jerry and Yvonne Sikes.

303 E. Lincoln • Sunnyside • 839-7688 Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm • Sat. 9am-3pm

Left to right: Josh, Anthony, DJ and Chad.

Ken’s has been in Sunnyside for 15 years. Chad and his crew have over 28 years of experience between them.With no appointment necessary we can give you professional service when it’s convenient for you. Our newest service is a Radiator Fluid Exchange service that will get your car ready for hot summer driving! We feature five different Mobil motor oil changes, including one with our Mobil 1 full synthetic motor oil. We also carry seven other major brands of oil. Tuesday is Ladies Day! Ladies will receive $3.00 off a full service oil change. Seniors Day is Wednesday with seniors (60 & older) receiving $3.00 off a full service oil change. (Not valid with any other offer.)

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Friendly, Professional Health Care for the whole family. . .including obstetrics. Dr. Swofford, Dr. Halma, Dr. Wrung and our Staff bring a wealth of experience to your pregnancy care.

Your Mid Valley Community Clinic Staff includes: Front Row (L-R): Prisilla Gonzalez, Melissa Martinez, Soledad Ruiz, Hilda Romo, Esmeralda Esqueda, Elizabeth Gonzalez and Maggie Pina. Back Row (L-R): Donna Raymond, Diana Reveles, Mikal Gadley, Dolores Gomez, Billisa Arteaga, Liisa Pangle, Michele Rangel, Lori Swanberg and Laura Saldana. Not pictured: Patricia Halma

Dr. Douglas Wrung

Irma Clark, PA-C

Mary Pine, PA-C

Ovi Demiar, PA-C

Luis Alcalde, PA-C

Mid-Valley Community Clinic Call Today...839-6822

Bilingual Staff • New Patients Welcome • Same Day Appointments 700 Eleventh Street • Sunnyside Near Sunnyside Commmunity Hospital Most Insurances Welcome, including DSHS and Community Health Plan of Washington

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Columbia Basin Denture Care I offer custom dentures and par tials, same day relines and repairs. • 0% and no credit check financing • Free consultations

“Building a tradition of excellence” 1225 Meade Ave, Prosser 509-786-2963

Josh Brooks, Denturist and Mayra Cosina, Receptionist.

Barbwire & Roses 409 Wine Country Plaza • Prosser Tue. by appt. • W-F 8-5:30 • Sat 8-1 • Closed Sun. & Mon. (509) 781-2292

Western themed clothing and gift items including: • Beautiful western purses • Decorative household items • Grandma’s handmade rag rugs • Framed artwork by Suzy Cossman • Western jewelry made by local artisans • Studded western rhinestone jeans

We are constantly receiving new items so stop by often. Artificial Nails & Eyelash Extensions. Always Affordable Prices!

“We can straighten you out & relieve your tension” Before

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823 Lincoln Avenue • Sunnyside • 839-5555 • FAX 839-9875 Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. • Mon. - Fri. 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Proper chiropractic care helps to correct the cause rather than just treat the symptoms. Back and spine problems are the #1 cause of physical disability according to the CDC. In addition to Dr. Anderson, we have three licensed massage therapists to serve you. Improve Back row (L -R): Lisa Lewis-LMP, Dr. Jory Anderson-DC, Diana Tovar. your overall comfort during pregnancy by receiving an adjustment and Front row: Brittany Bonilla-LMP, Faye Resendez, Anna Saenz-LMP. massage on one of our specialized maternity tables.

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Delivering Exceptional Results

Jennifer Johnson



richard r. Johnson

Delorie-Johnson, we are

passionate about the individuals we serve. We work hard to bring you justice because we are committed to the people in our community and to preserving their quality of life.

Lou Delorie

alexander b. Johnson

With offices in Yakima, Sunnyside and Kennewick, Delorie-Johnson is proud to share its record of success with you. If you have been injured in an accident through no fault of your own, please call us today.

• Auto Accidents • Personal Injury • DUI Defense

Se Habla Español SUNNYSIDE

By Appt. • 509.837.5020

Yakima • 509.469.6900 Tri-Cities • 509.547.4200 July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 15

MYT SHARP EDGES our #1 priority is making you look good

2010 Yakima Valley Hwy., Suite #21 In the Mid Valley Mall • Sunnyside 837-1467 Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Let our experienced hair stylists create the perfect look for you. Specializing in perms, colors and highlights. No appointment necessary. We offer a full line of Matrix, Biolage, Paul Mitchell and Kenra products to help you maintain your “just from the salon” look. Se Habla Español Robert and Nola. Inset: Erika


&SPORTS PHYSICAL T H E R A P Y Here to serve you. 1405 East Edison Ave. Sunnyside • 837-7400 You can rely on our staff to provide quality physical therapy in an environment conducive to rehabilitation and recovery. We continue to enjoy providing exceptional care for our friends and neighbors in the Lower Valley. L-R: Marlene VanWingerden DPT, Maritza Licea, Amy Castro, Micah Heeringa MPT, Jovita Seto and Sandra Ortiz.

KD’S Country Floral 409 Wine Country Rd. Prosser

9-5:30 Mon-Fri. • 10-3 Sat. • Sun. Closed (509) 786-0048

Your full service floral shop featuring fresh cut flowers, plants, balloons & gift items for all occasions. Weddings • Funerals • Birthdays Anniversaries • Quinceañeras • Proms Graduations • Get Well • Congratulatory Events and any other special occasion. • Old Fashioned Hard Candy Stop by and see our new and expanded showroom!

Karen Don, Owner

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Sunnyside High School • Sierra Vista Middle School • Harrison Middle School • Washington Elementary Chief Kamiakin Elementary • Pioneer Elementary • Outlook Elementary • Sun Valley Elementary

Our Board of Directors Winners of the Washington State School Directors’ Association’s 2008 School Board of the Year Award and the 2010 & 2011 School Board of Distinction Awards.

District Vision

All students will be successful.

District Mission

In order to ensure success for all students, our focus is: • Effective Leadership • Quality Teaching and Learning • Continuous Improvement • Clear and Collaborative Relationships

Belief Statements

Miguel Puente

Michelle Perry

Rocky Simmons

Lorenzo Garza, Jr.

Sandra Linde

Dr. Richard D. Cole


• We believe all students can learn. • We believe students have the right to learn in a safe, positive learning environment. • We believe it is the responsibility of parents, staff and the citizens of our community to ensure the development of our youth. • We believe in high standards and expectations for both students and staff. • We believe essential to student achievement is effective classroom instruction and the professional development of a highly qualified staff. • We believe decisions are based upon analysis of data and focused upon student achievement. 509.837.5851 1110 S. 6th St., Sunnyside, WA 98944

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Ben Sartin

State Farm Insurance

1112 Yakima Valley Highway • Sunnyside • 837-3800 long-term care insurance, bonds, medicare supplements and other health care products and financial services. Stop in today and let us know how we can help you.

One of Sunnyside’s long-standing insurance businesses, with more than 50 years in the community. Ben and his staff continue to offer only the best insurance services to its clients and community. Besides auto, home and life insurance, Sartin State Farm now offers

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Your Sartin State Farm Insurance Team includes: (Back) Noemi Muñoz and Carmen Larios. Seated: Ben Sartin. Not pictured: Elizabeth Muñoz.


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214 S. 6th Street • Sunnyside Located in the Mini Mall • 839-5050 Tues. - Fri. 10 am to 6 pm • Sat. 9 am to 3 pm

We have it all! We have hairstylists, a barber, esthetician and nail technician to serve you. Haircuts for the whole family and much more including coloring, highlights and styling. We also offer hot towel shaves and razor haircuts. Other services available are waxing, facials, spray tans, Back row from left: Kristal Cervantes, Rico Navarro, Adina manicures, acrylic and glitter acrylic and pedicures. Cervantes. Front: Ashley Medrano, Jaylyn Cervantes and Call today and enjoy a pampering experience. Ana Madrigal. Inset: Mariela Delgadillo

First Advantage Serving the Lower Yakima Valley

509-837-3301 See us for all your Real Estate and New Construction needs. We are always available. Give us a call. Marketed exclusively by

Hector Gamboa


Gina Gamboa



First Advantage Each office independently owned and operated

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Working hand in hand with children, youth and families, EPIC works to strengthen the community Sunnyside Early Childhood Center 605 N. 16th St. P.O. Box 754, Sunnyside, WA 98944


Prosser Early Childhood Center 1300 Meade Prosser, WA 99350


For more information on programs and services visit our website at

“Now enrolling for 2012/13 school year!”

You can count on us... to care for your family’s health.

Thatcher Felt, DO

H. Benno Marx, MD Family Medicine

Internal Medicine

John Lelis, PA-C

Timothy Payne, PA-C

Emily Pfaff, PA-C


Family Healthcare

Family Healthcare

Flint Orr, MD

Family Healthcare

Tamera Schille, MD Pediatrics

Jason Redd, PA-C Family Healthcare

Elizabeth Anderson, PA-C Family Healthcare

Melissa Anderson, PA-C Family Healthcare

Scott Waletzko, DDS Tarlq Shiyab, DDS Dentistry


The Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

Grandview Clinic: 1000 Wallace Way | Phone: 882-3444 July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 19

Eagle Rehabilitation at Sunnyside Transitional Care Unit

721 Otis ave • Sunnyside, WA 509-837-2122

Eagle Rehabilitation at Sunnyside is a TCU (Transitional Care Unit) including 20 PRIVATE ROOMS, for patients following a hospital stay. Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists are on staff seven days a week to provide THERAPY SERVICES using the latest in state-of-the-art equipment. 24 hour care is provided to all patients by local PHYSICIANS and LICENSED NURSING STAFF. Meals ordered off our Chef Designed MENU are served by waiters or waitresses in our TCU RESTAURANT. If you have any questions, please call our CONCIERGE, Cruz Hall at 509-837-2122.

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Professional member of WRA


Hands On Trade Association

& Meridian Therapy

508 Yakima Valley Hwy. • Sunnyside 98944


and Lower Valley Hospice & Palliative Care

Reflexology is an ancient healing science working the reflex areas and over 7,000 nerve endings on the feet, hands and ears. Specific finger and thumb pressure applied to these reflexes influences each of the body’s internal organs and systems, as well as affecting the symptoms of illness. Through stimulation of the reflexes, reflexology relives pain, reduces blood sugar fluctuations, enhances overall circulation, stimulates the immune and nervous system and so much more. Taking care of reflexology needs since 2007. New clients are always welcome.

Jacqueline Lyczewski, C.R.

Kevin Huwe, Steve Blanton, Joe Throndsen and Charles Roberto

181 Factory Rd. • Sunnyside, WA 98944 Office: 509-837-2580

Linda Corpron, Ron Shauer, Drew Fletcher, Jon Hayter, Javier Lopez

Jesse Ervin and Jeff Anderson

Your only Authorized Case IH, Krone, Branson, T-L, and Windmill Dealer in the area. We also carry Vrisimo, Bauer, Rhino, and Braber Equipment We service all Makes and Models—Let our service technicians get you back up and running!

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James R. Spec k

Clayton Speck

It was 1912 when Clayton Speck founded Speck Buick Company in Sunnyside. Now in its fourth generation Speck Chevrolet, Buick, Nissan is proud to be the Oldest Buick Dealership in the state of Washington and one of the oldest Chevrolet dealers as well and Sunnyside’s only full-service auto dealership. Today Katy Moore, Clayton’s Greatgranddaugher, and her Sunnyside staff continue on with Clayton Speck’s tradition of quality automobiles, service and customer satisfaction.

James C. Speck

Katy Moore

Stop in and see the marvelous new display of historical photos and history information that grace our showroom!

The Sunnyside Speck Motors Team Is Here For You! Katy and J.P. Moore, owners are proud of their dedicated and professional Sunnyside staff which includes: Jesus Aguilar, Jim Atkins, Miguel Barajas, Roger Buitenbos, Abel Castaneda, Angel Castaneda, Ruben Cruz, Juan Garcia, Jose Gonzalez, Silvestre Gonzalez, Dominique Groce, Larry Kingsella, Ralph Magana, Shane McGinnis, Inez Mejia, Hugo Mendez, Tony Mendoza, Robert Montalvo, Tracy Morrow, Carlos Munguia, Dominic Pena, Tamara Redinger, Ruben Reyes, Andrew Rios, Juan Salinas, Steve Speck, Nick St. George, Erik Valdez, Ismael Vargas, Jered Vigil, Mitchell Weddle, Christeen Woods and Jamie Ziegler.

James Rowland Speck And Clayton Speck Admire a 1950 Buick

61 e. allen road, • sunnyside, washington 98944 509.837.5501 • fax 509.837.8469 m - f 8am-7pm - saturday 8am-6pm • sun 10am-5pm

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Lic #Robindd938QE

• Free Estimates • 27 Years Experience Residential • Commercial • Irrigation Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Mike Robinson Owner/Driller

Pictured from left to right: Gabriel Garcia, Rosa Garcia, Oscar Garcia, Miguel Mercado, Jesus Garcia, Braulio Garcia and Jose Ortiz. Not pictured: Julian Trevino, Ismael Ortiz, Luis Valdez, Martin Castilleja, Maria Isabel Jimenez, Elizabeth Martinez, Kat Duran, Anita Garza, Rosalba Garcia, Marina Monay, Maria C. Monay, Mandy Lively, M. Carmen Garcia, Cristina Ledesma, Juan Ledesma and Cristina Ramirez.

Happy Hour Specials Family Mexican Restaurant 410 Yakima Valley Highway • (509) 837-7222 Open Sun-Th 10 to 10 and Fri & Sat 10-11 for your dining pleasure

Monday thru Saturday • 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Serving the Valley for over FRE 12 years with the finest AppetizE Mexican food for your ers During Happy Meaunldesr 12 family’s dining pleasure. Hou

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We treat you like family. The plates are hot and the portions are big.

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Serving the Yakima Valley for over 35 years! We are proud of our newly constructed pool and expanded exercise facility with over 5,200 sq. feet of space to better serve our clients in a modern facility with state of the art equipment. We offer the only warm water aquatic therapy pool between Yakima and the Tri-Cities. It is your health & your choice so when your doctor suggests therapy – request Sunnyside Physical Therapy for the best in personalized care in a state of the art facility with quality care providers.

Proud to live in and serve this community.

Our staff is here to care for you (L-R) Dyke PT, Mariela, Mary & Melissa. Inset: Irma - Interpretive Services

We are a passionate group of people who focus solely on treating our patients as we would treat ourselves, giving as much as we can to patients Cynthia LMP in order to better their condition and improve & Anna LMP their quality of life.

SUNNYSIDE PHYSICAL THERAPY SERVICES We accept most insurance plans and private pay for service. Member of the American Physical Therapy Association since 1974.

841 East Lincoln Avenue • Sunnyside, WA

839-0414 • Se Habla Español

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206 EUCLID • grandview 882-1900 Open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Every Day!

Fresh Meat • Fresh Produce New Lower Prices !

Back row (L-R): Zulma, Fransico, Don, Dave. Front row (L-R): Thelma, Martha, Connie. Inset: Dario.


Home of the Complimentary Dish Covers Value $29.95 Free to new customers

CenturyLink offers telephone assistance to individuals living on Tribal Lands Low-income consumers may qualify for assistance that will reduce the cost of basic monthly telephone service. The assistance program, known as Lifeline Affordable Telephone Assistance, is available to qualifying consumers in every U.S. state (territory and commonwealth). Qualifications for participation vary by state. In states that follow the federal guidelines, the subscriber must have a household annual gross income at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines for a household of that size; or participate in any one of the following programs: Medicaid, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Federal Public Housing Assistance (Section 8), Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), National School Lunch Program’s Free Lunch Program, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Residents of American Indian and Alaskan Native tribal lands may qualify for up to an additional $25 of enhanced Lifeline support monthly and a credit of up to $100 on their initial installation charges. An individual living on tribal lands may qualify for Lifeline and Link-Up discounts if he or she participates in one of the programs listed above, the Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, or Head Start (only for those households meeting its income qualifying standard). Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable

home high-speed Internet service to 1.5Mbps for $9.95* We Deliver & Install BigupScreen TVs per month for the first 12 months of service. Further details are available at

If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 1-800-201-4099 or visit with NEW for Service questions or to request an application the Lifeline program.

On line bill paying

*CenturyLink Internet Basics Program – Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the \first full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualifies during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for first 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or purchase a modem/router from CenturyLink for a one-time charge, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a onetime shipping and handling fee applies to customer’s modem/router. General – Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. Terms and Conditions – All products and services listed are governed by tariffs, terms of service, or terms and conditions posted at Taxes, Fees, and Surcharges – Applicable taxes, fees, and surcharges include a carrier Universal Service charge, carrier cost recovery surcharges, state and local fees that vary by area and certain in-state surcharges. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government-required charges for use. Taxes, fees, and surcharges apply based on standard monthly, not promotional, rates.

service for phones,

dish, power, etc. We

accept cash and pay on line for you.

Allen & Aaron Larson

*INSTALL *SERVICE *SELL 882-2506 114 Elm Street • Grandview

Innovation Resource Center 214 S. 6th St., #3 ▪ Sunnyside Mon-Fri 9-6 ▪ Weekends by Appointment (509) 836-2400 ▪

We offer Intensive Outpatient Drug & Alcohol Treatment Our services are certified by the State Division of Behavioral Health & Recovery Services offered in English/Spanish ▪ All Drug & Alcohol Assessments ▪ Including Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Commercial Drivers License (CDL) ▪ Alcohol/Drug Information School (A/DIS) ▪ Urinalysis (UA’s)

Marie Elena Guerrero, MSW, CDP

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Over 35 Years Serving the Valley

Bos Refrigeration

Left to Right: Tom and Mary Bos-Owners and Tim Bos

3940 Alexander Rd., Sunnyside 509-839-3466 When it comes to your heating and cooling needs, come first to Bos Refrigeration. We continue to offer the same quality Trane products and professional staff that Lower Valley customers have come to rely on. Whether it’s on your ranch, at home or at your business, Bos Refrigeration will give you the attention you need to keep your heating and refrigeration in tip-top shape. Call us today at 839-3466. #BOSRE**964P5

We are “people” people. (Who happen to be “numbers” people.)

At the Sunnyside branch of Columbia Bank you’ll always be greeted with a smile from a group of familiar folks who are ready to help you

back row: Ben Eisenga, Michael Macy, Jan Weets (Branch Manager), Verden Haddox, Ron Fox front row: Michelle Rhode, Yvonne Firestone, Laura Alvarado, Rosa Sanchez

with your banking needs. From simple deposits to complex loan requests, we’re here to help.

Sunnyside Branch 509-837-3350 2690 E Lincoln Ave Member FDIC

Equal Housing Lender

You’ll notice the difference.

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Your Affordable Hot Water Solution (509) 786-4970 • (509) 788-1234 cardeel894jm

The sun is shining, keep smiling & we will keep you in hot water.

Sales & Installation Commercial • Homes • Dairies • Wineries

Charlie & Linda Card

Mt. Adams Kidney Center 3220 Picard Place, Sunnyside 509-837-2013 •

Davita Staff includes front row (L-R): Brenda Schmidling, Erin Dickerson, and Stephanie Sanchez. Back row (L-R): Maria Flores, Traice Reyes, Dr. Licht, Janie Cerda, Christa Hassler, Julie Cummings, Veda Hiampane, Delmer Heitzman and Stephanie Tucker. Not pictured: Libby Martinez, Ross Aparicio, Dicie Marquez, Crissy Zapien, Ruby Lopez and Hailee Snyder.

Serving dialysis patients for over 10 years with the vision to be the Greatest Health Care Community the world has ever seen.

Dairies ▪ Farms ▪ Homes 24 Hour EMERGENCY Service

We Professionally Install Electrical Appliances Dishwashers ● Water Heaters Garbage Disposal ● Trash Compactors Over the Range Micro/Hood Single/Double Ovens ● Electric Cook Tops Slide in Range ● garage Door Openers TV & Wall Mount ● Surround Sound Authorized Generac Dealer & Installation Motor Controls ▪ Lighting Retrofit Lighting Controls ▪ Service Panel Upgrade Expert Trouble Shooting Motor Energy Use Management

Martin Cervantes Jr., Owner Cell: 509-203-5999


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16th & Yakima Valley Highway

Sunnyside ▪ 515-0550

Fuego Lounge is a Family owned full service establishment, featuring a wide range of American Food; whether you’re in the mood for a burger, sandwich or salad. Fuego caters to your craving. We serve wine, bottled beer and a wide variety of exotic cocktails and liquors. We feature live music, entertainers, and Karaoke. We are a great place for meetings, parties & celebrations. From top left: Jorge Magana, Manny Gutierrez, Luis Valenzuela, Gabriel Gutierrez, Filiberto Cervantes. Bottom row: Alexandra Gonzalez, Rosa Picazo, Laura Araujo. Not pictured: Tyresa Ramos.


617 Scoon Road, Sunnyside WA

Lane Christensen, DNP Family Nurse Practitioner

Jocelyn Pedrosa, MD Pediatrician

Kevin Park, DMD Dentist

Russell Rogers, DMD Dentist

Derek Weaver, DO Family Physician


Medical ▪ Dental ▪ Prenatal Care/Maternity Support ▪ WIC Behavioral Health ▪ Healthcare & Services for Homeless July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 27

K&U Auto Parts

open Mon.-Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • Sat. 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Your one stop for all your Automotive needs. Machine Shop Paint Department Automotive & Ag Parts Your Federated Auto Parts Professionals

Left to right: David Martinez, Sam Perez, Pete Perez, Jeff Covel, Moses Perez, Ram Gonzalez, Jeff Reihs, Rich Gamboa, Kevin Dodd, and Luis Mendoza.

Owner Mercedes Garcia and Waitress Gloria Nunez.


Zillah Auto Parts



7th & Decatur Sunnyside

104 - 7th Street Zillah

201 Division • Grandview • 882-3554 Our beautifully remodeled restaurant has a family atmosphere. We make all their own sauces, salsas, and corn tortillas fresh every day. We use fresh local produce and a variety of fresh herbs and spices. Molcajetes banquet room seats up to 60 and a smaller private room for 20. Great margaritas, mixed drinks, cold beer or wine featuring local wineries may be ordered with your meal. Molcajetes Restaurant is owned by Mercedes and Gregorio Garcia. The Garcia’s also own Isla Bonita and the Apollo Greek Restaurant in the Tri-Cities. Open Sunday - Thursday, 11-9, Friday & Saturday 11-10. Hours subject to change.

VALLEY N U S TRUCKING 2621 Independence Rd. Outlook, WA 98938

509-391-5077 or 509-643-2427

Need a short or long haul load? SVT has more than 60 flatbed trucks at your disposal. If you can fit it on our trucks, we can haul it. Give us a call for your next haul! Call for a quote today. Sitting front: Owner Jorge Galvan. Standing left to right: Sergio Godinez, Maria Martinez, Brian Galvan, Yesenia Rodriguez, Sonia Maldonado, Rafaela Rodriguez, Luis Galvan, Joel Vasquez, Mike Cornwell. Inset: Rigo Marias and Michelle Galvan.

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Providing beautiful Wedding Gowns, Prom & Quinceanera Dresses Tuxedo Rentals Over 10,000 square feet of merchandise

Monday through Saturday 10-7

401 S. 6th St., Sunnyside 837-7345

Left to right: Anabel, Elva, Irene, Miriam and Rose. Not pictured: Erica, Sylvia, Tierra, Yesenia and Raquel.

Grant Smith, Carolyn Hazzard, Kathryne Smith, Greg Smith, and Carolyn Smith.

Family owned & operated since 1951. Our family has been helping Lower Valley families for more than 60 years. As the Lower Valley has grown, we have grown too, with more specialized services at our two Lower Valley locations. Even though we have grown, our service, dedication and caring is still as strong as it was when we began.


GRANDVIEW Since 1951

smith funeral homes and crematory

528 S. 8th St. • Sunnyside • 837-4962 512 E. 4th St. • Grandview • 882-3386

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Established 1964

Sunnyside I720 Eastway Dr.

837-5755/ 800-887-8146 L-R kneeling: Noe Gonzalez, Javier Gonzalez; Steve Sherman, Larry Den Boer, Stacey Clark, Lawrence Meeker, Darren Huenefeld, Alexandra Newhouse, Sal Ramos, April Dominguez, Jaime Martinez.


Experience Our Friendly Staff!

1126 W. Ainsworth

547-5577/ 866-236-3370 L-R Front Sam Jorgensen, Debbie Underwood, Lupe Castillo; Manuel Martinez, Ron Hockaday, Adam Anderson, Juan Hurtado.

Grandview 940 E. Wine Country Rd.

Zillah 1404 1st Ave.

829-6922 L-R Jose Larios, Ivan Campos, Jim Febus, seated Denise Haro, Randy Beckman, Craig Bunger, Pete Rodriguez, Jay Spurlock; inset Kattie Blanchard.

Water Systems 1620 Eastway Extn * Sunnyside

837-4384/ 800-539-2092 L-R kneeling: Tom Martinez, Ivan Garza; Jorge Hernandez, Dylan Kelley, Freddie Cerda, Myles Andrews, Amanda Montelongo, Teri Cant, Al Fraga, David Mendoza.

Toppenish 205 Asotin 865-2700

L-R Jose Magano, Willie Hargroves, Jake Hernandez, Randy Bounds, Jim Febus, Ulysses Tobias.

882-1225/ 800-645-4416

Grandview L-R 1st Photo: Steve Case, Linda Freepons, Junior Gonzalez, seated Bill Nolt; inset Joel DeLeon. 2nd Photo: kneeling Chris Gutierrez; Gus Campos, Mat Martinez, Mike Zavala, Mario Cervantes. 3rd Photo: seated Janay Murbach; Carlos Garcia, Jeff Arteaga, Jose Ortega, Ned Rhode. 4th Photo: Fernando Farias, Adrian Amaro, Roman Hernandez, Matt Kaptein, Juan Garcia. July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 30

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Established 1964

Sunnyside I720 Eastway Dr.

837-5755/ 800-887-8146 L-R kneeling: Noe Gonzalez, Javier Gonzalez; Steve Sherman, Larry Den Boer, Stacey Clark, Lawrence Meeker, Darren Huenefeld, Alexandra Newhouse, Sal Ramos, April Dominguez, Jaime Martinez.


Experience Our Friendly Staff!

1126 W. Ainsworth

547-5577/ 866-236-3370 L-R Front Sam Jorgensen, Debbie Underwood, Lupe Castillo; Manuel Martinez, Ron Hockaday, Adam Anderson, Juan Hurtado.

Grandview 940 E. Wine Country Rd.

Zillah 1404 1st Ave.

829-6922 L-R Jose Larios, Ivan Campos, Jim Febus, seated Denise Haro, Randy Beckman, Craig Bunger, Pete Rodriguez, Jay Spurlock; inset Kattie Blanchard.

Water Systems 1620 Eastway Extn * Sunnyside

837-4384/ 800-539-2092 L-R kneeling: Tom Martinez, Ivan Garza; Jorge Hernandez, Dylan Kelley, Freddie Cerda, Myles Andrews, Amanda Montelongo, Teri Cant, Al Fraga, David Mendoza.

Toppenish 205 Asotin 865-2700

L-R Jose Magano, Willie Hargroves, Jake Hernandez, Randy Bounds, Jim Febus, Ulysses Tobias.

882-1225/ 800-645-4416

Grandview L-R 1st Photo: Steve Case, Linda Freepons, Junior Gonzalez, seated Bill Nolt; inset Joel DeLeon. 2nd Photo: kneeling Chris Gutierrez; Gus Campos, Mat Martinez, Mike Zavala, Mario Cervantes. 3rd Photo: seated Janay Murbach; Carlos Garcia, Jeff Arteaga, Jose Ortega, Ned Rhode. 4th Photo: Fernando Farias, Adrian Amaro, Roman Hernandez, Matt Kaptein, Juan Garcia. July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 30

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Automotive 8702 Van Belle Rd. • Sunnyside 839-2768 Medelez Automotive is locally owned. Noe and Bobbie graduated from Sunnyside High School and JM Perry Tech. The Medelez brothers always welcome new customers as friends. They are knowledgeable in transmissions, computer diagnostics and general automotive repairs and services. They are friendly, responsible and honest.

Bobbie Medelez and Noe Medelez, Owner

2012 Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo Board of Directors

“Carnival & Rides” ......... Wed.-Sat. Rodeo ................ Fri. & Sat. 7:30pm Team Pull ........................... Fri. 1 pm “Cale Moon” ...................Fri. 5-7 pm Car show .........................Sat. 10 am Livestock Sale ...............Sat. 10 am “Gone Fiddling Again” ...Sat. 4:30 pm

lley Fair ima Va ugust 8-&11 Rodeo A Yak Team Pull

Pross er Farm Girls

Car Show Aug. 11

Yvonne Graham

President / Open Class Home Ec Director

Kimberly Marton

Horse Show Director

Bob Fay

Vice President / Floriculture Director

Bruce Matsumura Rodeo Co-Director

Marsha Graf Treasurer

Craig Wentz

Rodeo Co-Director

Michelle Mensonides

4-H & FFA Exhibits

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Science Center

Rode o

Livestock Sales Director / Livestock Secretary

Willard Mears

Horticulture Director

Hay Bales

Fair Opens Wed. & Thur. 8 am-11pm Fri. & Sat. 8 am - Midnight Airfield Estates Beer & Wine Garden Fri. & Sat. 3 pm

& Cow Tales

August 8 A 8-11, 11 2012

Country Fair Park, Grandview, Washington

PAGe 1

Premium Book • Yakima Valley Fair & Rodeo

Luke Graham

Livestock Director

Ryan Maiden

Livestock Director

Kristi Myers

4-H/Home Ec Director

Martina Castle-Charvet Ribbons/Awards Director

Julie Hendren

August 8-11, 2012 • Grandview, Washington

Vendor / Commercial Booths Director

Come see all the “NEW” things at the Fair Carnival with Rides • Lots of New Vendors Improved Livestock Barns New Rodeo Grandstands

Bring your family and come enjoy the Fair & Rodeo! Thank you to all the contributors and supporters.

1120 S. 4th St. • Sunnyside 837-2600

From left: Dr. Harrington, Kelly, Sharon, Carolyn, and Lynn. Front: Devan. Inset: Lori Gherman, LMP.

The Yakima Valley Chiropractic Center has been serving the valley community since 1972. Dr. Tom Hughes, Dr. Jack McClure and presently, Dr. Duane Harrington have dedicated their lives to improving the quality of life of the Yakima Valley Community through gentle chiropractic care. The Yakima Valley Chiropractic team is focused on providing loving, compassionate, enthusiastic and extraordinary service. We want to thank the Yakima Valley for allowing us to be your chiropractic provider for over 35 years. We thank God for the opportunity to be a member of our exceptional community! We look forward to being here for your health care needs.

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AZTEC Heating & Air Conditioning

New Dealer

Residential • Commercial

(509) 882-1590

♦ Free Install Estimates ♦ 24 hr. Emergency Services ♦ Se Habla Español

1430 Appleway Rd Grandview


From left: Kerri Greene, Rob Greene, Nancy Greene, Dave Greene and Dan Greene

More and more people rely on Tire Factory as their complete auto-truck care center. One important reason is that Tire Factory is locally owned and operated. A huge selection of tires is featured for every use and vehicle. The staff prides itself in going “that extra mile” to serve their customers ... like on-the-farm service. Factory trained mechanical techs are available to help with a variety of services.

Proud Sponsors of


1410 Yakima Valley Highway • Sunnyside

(509) 839-8473

Kneeling:Francisco Tobias. Standing: Andy Garcia, Travis Lilley, Tony Montes De Oca, Pedro Navarro and Pedro Reyna.

Captain USA

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Celebrating 27 Years of Excellent Client Service Kenny Nelson

Isabel Roos

Joci Nelson

Dan Churchill

Darrel Cook

Laura Torres

Easy Garcia

Lawrence Goodnight

It’s not so much what we do, but how we do it that sets us apart from the rest.

• 837-7007 DK BAIN Real Estate Inc. 500 E. Edison Ave. • Sunnyside

1015 E Lincoln Ave Suite B Sunnyside Phone: 790-0065 Fax: 790-0057 ● Tax Preparation for Current Year and ●

Back Taxes Bookkeeping ● Payroll ● Notary ● ITIN Numbers ● Translation of Documents ● Citizenship Application ● Renewal of Residence Card professionalism trust respect

Candelaria Vergara, Office Administrator and Silvia Alvarez, Tax Professional Small Business Advisor

Unique Creations Creations Unique Unique Creations Unique Creations foraahome home less ordinary. ordinary. Unique Creations for less

a home less ordinary. fora for ahome home less ordinary. for less ordinary.

• Home Decor • •Home Decor Clothing • Shoes • Home Decor • •Home Decor •Clothing Home Decor •&Shoes • Jewelry Accessories • Clothing • Shoes • •Clothing •&Shoes •Jewelry Clothing • Shoes Accessories • Jewelry & Accessories • Handbags • •Jewelry & Accessories ••Handbags Jewelry &Goods Accessories • Handbags Kitchen • •Handbags ••Kitchen Handbags Goods • Kitchen Goods Gourmet Foods • Kitchen Goods Kitchen Goods • Gourmet • ••Gourmet Foods Foods Stationery • Gourmet Foods • Stationery Gourmet Foods • ••Stationery European Soaps • Stationery • European Stationery • ••European Soaps Soaps Body Lotions • European Soaps • BodySoaps Lotions European • ••Body Lotions Candles & Diffusers • Body Lotions •Lotions Candles & Diffusers Body • ••Candles & Diffusers Children’s Clothing • Candles •&Children’s Diffusers Clothing Candles &Clothing Diffusers • ••Children’s Artisan Gelato • Artisan Gelato • Children’s Clothing •Artisan Children’s Clothing • Gelato • Artisan Gelato • Artisan Gelato

More Than 10 Years Experience

Sister to Sister Sister Sister toSister Sister Sister Sister to to Sister

10 Merlot Drive • Prosser

10 Merlot Drive • )Prosser (next to Starbucks 10Merlot Merlot Drive Prosser 10 Drive Prosser 10 Merlot • Prosser (next to••Drive Starbucks ) (next(509) to(next Starbucks )) 786-7467 (next to Starbucks to Starbucks ) (509) 786-7467 (509) 786-7467 786-7467 (509) (509) 786-7467

Complimentary GiftGift Wrapping Noon-5-5 • • take takeExit Exit Complimentary Wrapping• • Mon.-Sat. Mon.-Sat.9-6 9-6 •• Sunday Sunday Noon 8080 Complimentary Wrapping • Mon.-Sat. • Sunday take80Exit 80 Complimentary Gift Gift Wrapping • Mon.-Sat. 9-6 9-6 • Sunday Noon Noon -5 • -5take• Exit Complimentary Gift Wrapping • Mon.-Sat. 9-6 • Sunday Noon -5 • take Exit 80

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Pet Health Clinic

2210-A E. Edison Ave. • Sunnyside (509) 837-4166 We provide quality medicine and compassionate care for your pet. Pets give us so much - they deserve the very best in care! Left to right: Samantha Bentley, Marra-Lynn Rodriguez, Jamie Kleinow, Dr. Joanna Fischer, and Dr. Sherrie Hockett. Kneeling: Vanessa Romero and Sarah Bull. Not pictured: Heidi Faith and Melissa Garza

At Standard Paint & Flooring in Sunnyside you receive the best in quality products and service. Dave Shrewsberry and Jerry Monroe have more than 60 years combined experience in the Paint and Flooring business. They know their products and how they can best fit their customer’s needs. Stop in for the expert, personal service you won’t get at the big box stores. We only carry the best products and we will stand behind what we sell.

In Stock and Ready To Go:

• Shaw Carpet & Flooring • Laminate Flooring • Vinyl Floorcovering • Benjamin Moore Paint • Old Master Stain • Full Line of Paint Brushes and Painting Supplies • Spray Gun Rentals

Everyday savings: Jerry Monroe and Dave Shrewsberry, your Paint and Flooring experts

Thousands of Yards of Floorcovering In Stock and Ready to Install

• Carpet from $7.89 sy • Vinyl from $5.49 sy • Laminate Flooring from $1.39 sf

Standard Paint & Flooring LLC

Where service is still in

222 S. 6th St • Sunnyside • 837-5410

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More Than Just A Paint Store! Stop In Today!

CK Home Comfort Systems LLC

Matt Kitzke, Chris Kitzke owner.

SERVICES ·24hr Emergency Repairs ·Planned Service ·Gas Piping ·Duct Sealing and Repair ·Duct Insulation ·Duct Cleaning and Sanitation ·Free Installation Estimates ·Free Video Ductwork Inspections ·Warranty and Insurance Claims Welcome

At CK Home Comfort Systems we pride ourselves on Craftsmanship, Integrity, and Value. We always provide our customers with the peace of mind that the job will be done right the first time.

INSTALLATION ·Air Conditioners ·Heatpumps ·Furnaces Gas/Oil/Electric ·Shop Heaters ·Tankless Water Heater ·Indoor/Outdoor Fireplaces ·Built-in Barbeques ·Air Purifiers up to 99.98% Pure ·Humidifiers ·Ultra Violet Air Sterilizers

Comfort at a comfortable price. 509-882-4822 (509) 391-0322


213 Wine Country Rd. Grandview (old Bleyhl building)

 Landscape Design & Installation  Water Efficient Irrigation Systems  Hardscapes  Retaining Walls  Water Features  50 Years of Experience

Quality from Beginning to End Front Left to right: Erik Villalobos, Jose G. Villalobos, James Van Wingerden, Katrina & Blake Van Wingerden, and Cynthia Van Wingerden. Back: Deanna Van Wingerden, John W. Van Wingerden

1291 Cemetery Rd. Sunnyside

509-837-5593 Office 509-830-5593 Cell

1818 E. Edison Ave. Sunnyside • 837-4868 Monday-Friday 7 am to 5 pm A National Company with local faces #1 Industrial Vending Services Supplier Fastenal specializes in customer focused inventory control services that help reduce consumption by minimizing waste. Our customers benefit from increased revenue by reducing downtime. Fastenal serves Agricultural, Industrial and Manufacturing sectors.

Left to right: Jose Ramos and David Garcia

July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 36

Who’s Who in local Building and Manufacturing At Columbia River Steel and Construction we believe that all projects are more than steel, lumber and concrete. Our skilled craftsmen are dedicated to providing the best quality materials and workmanship in the most cost-effective manner. Whether a small addition or a complete new facility, we will work with you to make sure its done right. COMMITMENT TO CUSTOMERS & QUALITY Columbia River Steel and Construction Inc. began in 1999 with a philosophy of providing extraordinary customer service, the finest craftsmanship, and quality materials. We build each project as though we are building for ourselves.  We are proud to do much of our own engineering and detailing, which often cuts our lead-times in half and shortens the overall construction time. Over the past 12 years, we have completed nearly 600 projects in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska; we are proud of each and every one of them. 

Pictured (L-R): Russ Taylor, Sharon Rollinger, and co-owners John Flodin and Rex Dilbeck

NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY A PLUS Columbia River Steel and Construction is proud of their Engineered Steel Building and Steel Components Division. We are able to meet the demands of our customers here in the Valley and across the Northwest with Quality Engineered Steel Buildings and Steel Components. Our new facility helps speed up delivery times and save shipping costs while providing an important service to our customPictured (L-R): Bryan Weber, Coleman Rowland-Foreman, Shane Lorg, Brian ers and their business. Stubbs, Leo Ramirez.

CRSC - Building For YOur Future!

Pacific Steel & Recycling, Yakima

Columbia River Steel & Construction #COLUMRS0150Z

Olsen Bros. Blueberry Processing Plant, Grandview

813 Wallace Way Grandview, WA 98930 (509) 882-4680

Airfield Estates Winery, Prosser

Lower Valley Christian Fellowship, Grandview

Oregon State: CCB#155421

July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 37

Connie Gustafson

Harv Rodriguez

Joyce Carpenter

Kelly Adamson

Sandy Bos

Travis Davis

Serving the Lower Yakima Valley and Tri-Cities. Check out our website: Marcus Hall

Bob Womach

210 Chardonnay Ave. Suite D Prosser, WA 99350 (509) 786-1452

Left to right Francisco Guerrero - Manager, Jackie Herrera, Miryam Navarro, Araceli Alvizo, Kandy Lemus, Esmeralda Marquez, Damian Ramos, and Tony Castilleja. Not pictured: Gabriela Magana. HAPO Community Credit Union has been providing a quality banking alternative for over 50 years. As members of this not-for-profit cooperative, you and your family become owners, with all the rewards credit union membership has to offer. In these difficult times it is even more important to have people you can trust to turn to. Our Sunnyside team is dedicated and trustworthy and they are eager to help you and your family gain peace of mind. We will help you find the programs and services right for you, from competitive mortgage loans, low rate VISA cards to auto loans, certificates of deposit , retirement, checking, and savings accounts, to convenient online banking options. th We invite you to stop by and find out how we can best serve you today. Let us help you 322 South 6 Street • Sunnyside, WA 98944 (509) 839-4276 • Toll Free: (800) 284-4276 save money with our highly competitive rates and services. And remember, se habla Español

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1020 Yakima Valley Hwy Sunnyside 509-837-6311

Thank You For 13 Great Years of Business! We work hard everyday to find you the best used car values in the Lower Yakima Valley!

Pictured L-R: Seth Johnston, Sam, Simon and Tom Johnston.

Tom’s Car Store is Family-Owned and Operated with more than 50 years of automotive experience. We pride ourselves on giving you the best value in late model used vehicles. Tom’s specializes in in-house financing and will work to earn your business. Simon and Sam say to “Stop in today! Dad and Grandpa have the right vehicle for youl!”

Do you ever feel UPSIDE DOWN?

308 Yakima Valley Highway • (509) 837-3274

DIET CENTER wants to help you TURN IT RIGHT SIDE UP!! Call NOW and See How we can help you LOSE WEIGHT and Get HEALTHY NOW!! FREE CONSULTATION, FREE BODY FAT TEST! Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Sat. 7 a.m. - 10:15 p.m. Like Us On Also located in Yakima Facebook 509-453-5737 Diet Center: Mary - Owner

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Ask Yolanda or Sandy how you can achieve VIBRANT, NATURAL HEALTH! STOP IN NOW - START NOW!! We have a wide selection of natural 4315 Main St., Union Gap 509-452-5386 health products that may Like Us Open 7 Days A Week! help YOU BE & FEEL YOUR BEST! On Facebook

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Lower Valley Surgical Group Dr. Krishna Chand, M.D., F.A.C.S. General Surgery 2 Locations to Serve You 1017 Tacoma Avenue • Sunnyside 837-5611 or 516 W. 4th Avenue • Toppenish 865-3551

Left to right: Sylvia Galindo and Sandi Farmer. Inset: Belinda Gomez.

Port of Sunnyside Staff include (L-R): Amber Hansen, Joe Pacheco, Robert Farrell, Carol Carter, Jed Crowther, Yoana Lucatero, Gerald Roy, Sandra Aparicio, John Van Wingerden III, Vernita Coffey, Travis Jansen, Ray Mirelez, Gary Holwegner, Lucas Bussell, Stan Plooster and Edgar Reyes.

520 S. 7th St.

Sunnyside • (509) 839-7678

The Port of Sunnyside is a municipal corporation created November 3, 1964, by the voters of Yakima County. The Port is a public enterprise with unique authority operating in an international, market-driven environment. The Port provides services to

its customers in order to return benefits to the citizens of Yakima County, giving careful consideration to the economic, social and environmental implications of its decisions. The primary objective of the Port is to

enhance the economic development within the boundaries of the Sunnyside Port District. The Port welcomes citizens to call and make an appointment to tour the Industrial Waste Water Treatment Plant. We can be reached at 509-839-7678.

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1725 E. Lincoln Ave., Sunnyside, WA 98944 837-7933

Your Sunny Smile Orthodontics staff includes (L-R): Tarah Cruz. Sara Almaguer, Dr. Jared Condie, Leese Rodriguez, Helen Cuevas and Jess Guizar.

Sunny Smile Orthodontics is a wonderful place to receive orthodontic treatment. Our purpose is to help enrich the quality of life of each individual we serve through the unique and caring experience obtained at Sunny Smile Orthodontics. We want to graciously help individuals realize their beautiful Sunny Smile and self image through our unmatched orthodontic care in a fun, positive, and caring atmosphere. We love the people and communities we serve and want to help everyone move forward by having a positive impact on everyone around us. Come check us out, meet Dr. Condie & staff and let us “Go the extra mile to improve your Sunny Smile.”

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Jewelry & Gift Shop • 837-5736 Same Day Engraving ay Jewelry Repairs Layaw 14K. Gold & 10K. Gold Available High Quality Silver Large Selection and variety of items Family Mid Valley Mall Run Mon.-Sat. 10-8 Sun. 11-6 Business!

Back (L-R): Sal, Maria, Raquel & Gil. Front: Norma, Marita & Kenya. Inset: Pily

836-0039 A variety of music, movies & videos. We offer Inter-Cambio Express - allowing easy transfer of funds to Central & South America. Pre-paid phone cards available. Back (L-R): Norma, Maria, Sal, Gil, Raquel, Bill Pay ▪ Cell Phone Recharging


Casino Sports Bar 31A Ray Rd., Sunnyside • 509-836-7555 Open Mon.-Thurs. at 4 p.m., Fri. - Sun. at Noon (Between Sunnyside and Grandview)

Kenya. Seated: Marita

RC’s Restaurant, Casino & Sports Bar has it all. We’re open seven days a week with your favorite food, beverages and gaming venues. You’ll enjoy delicious food with a great view overlooking beautiful Black Rock Creek Golf Course. Our new expanded banquet area offers lots of fun and privacy for your next family gathering or party. Our Casino area features many popular games, including our new one PAI GOW and all the favorites, Black Jack, 3-Card Poker, Spanish 21, and Texas Shootout. Sign up for our weekly Texas Hold ’em tournaments. Don’t know how to play? We have a helpful, friendly staff to show you how. Enjoy your favorite sporting event in our newly expanded Sports Bar with 15 TVs including the BIG screen. It’s a great place to relax with your friends while enjoying your favorite beverage. We have a huge selection of pull-tabs and great freindly service.

BOWLING & Fun center

Left to right: Bobby, Laura, Randall, Marrisa, Mike, Julie, Brandon, Amanda, Jesse and Charles. Not pictured: Tye, Nancy, Jalil, Dani, Benny, Diana, Alex, Veronica, Juan, Tanya, Mo, Chris G., Lisa, Tim, Tara, Aaron, Karmen, Lea, John, Courtney, Trey, Justina, Derek, Benno, Yisel, Violet, Mark, Robbe, Brian, Chris W. and Jaime.

Left to right: Sheri Coder, Derek Colley, Trey Rice, Andrea Alderman and Shane Huth.

Besides a great place to enjoy a few lines of bowling, Valley Lanes boasts what is possibly the best kept secret in the Valley… Great Food! Conveniently located in the Eastway Shopping Center, Valley Lanes hosts numerous Bowling Leagues, offers delicious food and your favorite beverages. If it’s pull-tabs and video games you like, we’ve got ‘em! Cool and comfortable family atmosphere. Great video game room. Plan your family parteis here. We pride ourselves on customer service. Give us a chance to bowl you over! RC’s and Valley Lanes owners Sue and Rob Rice.

1802 E. Edison Sunnyside • 839-6103

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Featuring • Check Cashing • Deli And Different Gift Ideas

• Unleaded • Super Plus • Diesel • Truck Fueling Island Hi-Way Fruit would like to say thanks to their dedicated employees, from left to right: Paula Jimenez, Nayeli Gomez, Mireya Morales, Imelda Mancinas, Socorro Garcia and Ereida Amezcua. Inset: Maria Sanchez

209 Yakima Valley Hwy • Sunnyside


Mid Valley Mall 2010 Yakima Valley Highway • Sunnyside Visit Our Wide Variety of Businesses...

We Have What You Need!

839-3073 Mid Valley Mall is your one-stop shopping center in the Lower Valley. With lots of free parking, you’ll shop in air conditioned comfort. Our stores offer a huge selection –from clothing to cell phones, including all your favorite back-to-school needs!

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We can help you Conquer Rising Energy Costs While Enjoying the Ultimate in Indoor Comfort. Sunnyside • (509) 839-8840 24 Hour Emergency Service All Brands • 8-5 Mon.-Fri. Se Habla Español • Residential • Commercial • Farms

• Dairies • Sales • Service

Pictured L-R: Joe Tovar, Esmi Ochoa, Bryan Redick, Teresa Vargas, Daniel Esqueda, Marcus Reiff.

• Repair • Installation • Free Estimates #TJSREH066PO

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the home of sudden servicE

Your Lower Valley Les Schwab Teams are here to keep you safe and keep you on the road or in the field with the quality wheels, tires and service you expect from the Northwest’s Largest Independent Tire Store. Whether you are in Sunnyside, Grandview or Prosser you will find the crews ready and able to help you with your tire needs. Service is what we are all about. Stop in today for the best Service, Selection & Price!

More Than A Tire Store!

Collin - Manager

Edward - Asst. Manager

Grandview • 882-1269 812 W. Wine Country Road

Brandon - Manager

Mike - Asst. Manager

Nick - Asst. Manager

Sunnyside • 837-2002 16th & Lincoln Ave

Mac Brown

Owner of Brown’s Les Schwab

Jere - Manager

Devin - Asst. Manager

Prosser • 786-2540 310 Wine Country Road

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Learning Land Express Childcare Preschool

1650 Sheller Road • Sunnyside • 839-2300 Mary Gamboa Owner/Director

Helen Gonzalez

Mary Gamboa at Learning Land Express Childcare Preschool invites parents who are in need of childcare or preschool to come and visit our facility at 1650 Sheller Road. Learning Land Express offers a variety of enjoyable age appropriate activities. During the summer

Cecilia Ramirez

Marlene Magana

Alma Aguilar

Trina Huerta

we offer different and enjoyable activities and field trips. We enjoy a classroom curriculum full of learning experiences. Our staff is friendly, diverse and qualified to give loving care to your child. For more information please call 839-2300.

Mary Bustos

Lacy Bogart

Linda Acevedo

Teresa Alvarez

907 Ida Belle Street 839-0579 Sun Terrace brings to the Lower Valley a quality lifestyle. Live confidently, securely and comfortably in a beautiful, parklike setting surrounded by flowers and trees. Sun Terrace offers its residents meals cooked with love and skill, an exciting monthly calendar of events coordinated by a full-time activity director, plus many other opportunities. A fulltime Registered Nurse is available as well as 24-hour Certified Nursing Assistance. Sun Terrace brings you a commitment to quality in retirement and assisted living! Front (L-R): Cheryl Larrick, Director of Public Relations; Ellen Kastl, Office Manager and Julissa Cervantes, Administrative Assistant. Back row: Scott Nyman, RN Director; Kay Horst, Housekeeping Supervisor; Don James, General Manager; Valerie Yarnell, Chef Manager and Linda Duim, Activity Director.

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Virginia Molina Asst. Director/ Program Supervisor

Jannica Ramirez


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Grandview School District #200

913 West 2nd Street •Grandview, WA 98930 (509) 882-8500 • Fax: (509) 882-2029

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Anderson Valley Chiropractic

Jeremy J. Anderson D.C. ● Dennis D. Byam D.C. Tami Perez - Licensed Massage Therapist Se Habla Español 211 Euclid St. • Grandview • (509) 882-1331

Mon., Wed., Fri. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. ● Tues., Thurs. 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Available weekends by appointment • Work injuries and auto accidents accepted • Onsite Massage Therapist

Left to right: Jeremy Anderson D.C., Tami Perez LMP, Tracy Castro. Not pictured: Dennis Byam (available on Thursday for appointments).

The Grandview Chiropractic office has been serving patients of the Yakima valley for over 75 years. Beginning with Dr. Karry Fuerst, Dr. Dennis Byam and now Dr. Jeremy Anderson have enjoyed working for the community and cheerfully providing relief from aching joints and sore muscles. We now offer a new advanced computer assisted adjusting instrument that provides a gentle and effective treatment for relieving pain and improving the function of all joints in your body. Come check out the new office and meet Dr. Anderson & staff and let us take care of your aching body.

ResCare HomeCare

1521 E. Edison (near Sunnyside High School) additional locations throughout Eastern Washington 509-837-5868 Our goal is to provide you the highest quality of care through the dedicated service of caring and competent professionals while preserving your independence, dignity and quality of life. RCHC provides activities for daily living, housekeeping, meal preparation and transportation, with the emphasis on maintaining your independence so you can enjoy the comfort of your own home. All caregivers are personal, caring, licensed and trained professionals. Providing the following services: COPES/MEDICAID, Private Pay/Insurance, Respite/DD and VA. We truly believe we provide the best service in the Valley. Call us today for a free assessment. Sabrina Jackson and Alicia Aguilar

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Put a face on your business! To be a part of this once-a-year publication call Judy, Marnie or Tim at the Daily Sun News today at 509-837-4500. Or you can drop us an Email at:

Businesses in Who's Who are able to introduce their staffs and services, much like a business directory, in this high-quality magazine format. Who’s Who provides a handy reference for those in need of the services or products you provide. Copies are distributed throughout the Lower Valley area in the Daily Sun News and Sun News Shopper. More than 15,000 each year. Plus they are provided to the local Chambers of Commerce in Sunnyside, Prosser and Grandview.

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Your Lower Valley Hospice Team includes front row, L-R: Sandra Ambriz, Veronica Valencia, Ron Jetter-Executive Dir., Debra Roe Johnson-Clinical Dir., Rebecca Valdavinos and Carol Bos. Second row: Carla Bartlett, Pam Meeker, Elysia Sanchez, Debbie Lush, Susan Hole, Debbie Torres and Debbie Graves. Third row: Linda Smith, Jill Ross, Diana Megenity,

Doris Willy, Cheryl Olmsed, Stacey Weaver, Shellie Hudson, Kathy Sartain and Carmen Alvarez. Back row: Dr. John Allen, Paula Webb, Debbie Knouf, Janice Ibarra, Al Johnston and David Barlow. Not pictured: Trish Coleman, Vickie Escobar, Melissa Ponce, Brynn Stamschror, Elisa Tovar and Lyla Wandling

Helping Hands ♥ Caring Hearts We serve all of Yakima and Benton Counties Comfort-Oriented Care Focused On Quality Of Life In-Depth Skilled Nursing Home Program • Pediatric Hospice And Palliative Care Crisis Care Program With Acute Pain And Symptom Management

Advanced Pain Control in Your Home:

Comprehensive End-of-Life Care:

Giving quality of life when disease and treatment bring discomfort and painful side effects. Infants, children, teens, adults and seniors.

Enriching the quality of life to add more life to your days when medical treatment can no longer add more days to your life.

(509) 837-1676 or (800) 474-6008 3920 Outlook Road - Sunnyside, WA 98944 Fax: (509) 837-1992 E-Mail: July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 49

500 W. Main St. • Grandview 882-7000 • Fax: 882-7012 Attend day or evening classes to earn one of the following at the Grandview Campus: • Associate in Arts Transfer Degree • Vineyard Technology Degree • Winery Technology Degree • Tree Fruit Production Degree • Medical Assisting Degree • Medical Billing and Coding Degree • Phlebotomy Certificate Back row L-R: Frank Rivera, Diana Jennings, Cristy Rasmussen, Neal Schlenker, Zulma We also offer English as a Second Language and Ochoa, Senida Lopez, Alejandra Perez and Delia Casteneda. Front row: Dean Rollins, Bryce pre-GED classes. Humpherys and Charles Barrett.

The highest company honor that recognizes outstanding achievement in all facets of business management and customer satisfaction. Sunnyside New Holland and Burrows Tractor are the only dealerships on the West Coast to achieve this award.

Duane Friend, Jason Friend and Ryan VanBeek.

John Riel Owner

Andy Elliott General Mgr.

Royal Schlepp Ryan VanBeek Sales

Rayn Smith

Parts Mgr.

Service Mgr.


526 W. Yakima Valley Highway • Sunnyside, WA 98944


Take I-82 Exit 63 from Yakima or the Tri-Cities •


1308 E. Mead, Yakima and 927 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee 509-457-8105 • • 509-888-0355

Left to right: Matt Heilman, Bob Eggebeen, Kent Jones, Rayn Smith, Derek Allec and Chris Madden.

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Integrity Driving School Drivers Ed Classes Offered Every 8 Weeks

Our classes provide a structured learning environment where students progress is continually monitored. “Grandpa Chris” Mortensen, Paul VanPelt, Shane Mortensen, Tina Mortensen Retired Hanford Patrol S’side School Teacher 15 year Police Veteran Lifetime Domestic Engineer Not Shown- Instructor Sam Ramos - 20 years active Police Officer

You only need to be age 15 by the first day of class

Video Recorded Drive CD Available for Parents Students; Margaret Hurlburt, Griselda Diaz, Aidee Cisneros, Alexandra Gonzalez, Payton Sample, Christian Murphy, Kieler Oswalt, Colby Savage, Sadie Beckman

LEARN THE RULES OF THE ROAD When is it Legal to... ▪ Make a U-Turn? ▪ Cross the Double Yellow Line? ▪ Make a Left turn on a Red Light?

We can teach ANYONE to drive We Teach Standardized Driving

Defensive Driving Course Ticket or Refresher Course Sunnyside ▪ Grandview ▪ Mabton Coming Soon to Richland


Email: • 325 East South Hill Sunnyside See us on www.facebook July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 51


Mexican Restaurant

New Location: 214 S. 6th St., Unit #7 IN THE MINI-MALL Sunnyside • 839-2880 Jose Mora and his staff welcome you to Conquistador Mexican Restaurant. Conquistador takes pride in its menu that offers an exciting selection of Mexican entrees and combination plates. Choose from your favorites or one of our outstanding specialties. A full lunch menu, banquet room and catering are also available. Visit us soon! Left to right: Brenda Guerrero, Hilda Mora and Maria Aguilar.

H2 ELECTRIC, LLC 509-837-1453 Licensed • Bonded • Insured Lic.#H2ELEEL905BN

Aron & Paul Hunsaker

Residential • Commercial Industrial • Agricultural Pumps • Controls ELECTRIC, LLC

Who Are You? What Do You Do?

Businesses in Who's Who are able to introduce their staffs and services, much like a business directory, in this high-quality magazine format. Who’s Who provides a handy reference for those in need of the services or products you provide. Copies are distributed throughout the Lower Valley area in the Daily Sun News and Sun News Shopper. More than 15,000 each year. Plus they are provided to the local Chambers of Commerce in Sunnyside, Prosser and Grandview.

Yes! I’d Like To Be In Who’s Who in 2013! Business Name_________________________________________________________ Address______________________________________ City______________________

Put a face on your business!

To be a part of this once-a-year publication call Judy, Marnie or Tim at the Daily Sun News today at 509-837-4500. Or you can drop us an Email at:

Phone_ _______________________________________________________________ Contact Person_ ________________________________________________________

Mail To: Daily Sun News

P.O. Box 878, Sunnyside, WA 98944 Or you may drop it by our office at 600 S. 6th St. in Sunnyside

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Swing into Spring with a Bright W

Valley Family Dentistry 310 E. 2nd St., Grandview, 882-3423

Jonathan Volzsmile DDS Achieving health one beautiful at a time. 310 E. Second Street

Grandview, WA 98930

Dr. Volz and his team at Valley Family Dentistry are committed to exceptional dentistry in a friendly, comfortable environment, offering the most advanced cosmetic and restorative procedures for the entire family. Welcoming new patients!

Call Today!

509- 882- 3423

Left to right: Leslie, Tonya, Dr. Volz, Anna, Susan, and Felicia.

Our office located at 310 E. 2nd Street in Grandview

Back (L-R): Steve Berg, Chris Grow, Rico Trevino. Front (L-R): Candi Snyder, Matias Verduzco.

1654 South First Street (509) 837-3590 Toll Free: (800) 572-8382 Fax: (509) 837-4167

Marcial Martinez

Kevin Fennell

Dave Andringa

Animal Health International strives to deliver quality products and excellent customer service at fair competitive prices. We work with our customers to help grow their business and increase their financial returns. We feel that it is important to invest in and support our youth involved in agriculture.

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Bell & Bridges, CPAs Professional & Personal Services

714 E. Edison Ave., Sunnyside, WA 98944 (509) 837-6150 • Fax (509) 839-1040 Bell & Bridges, CPAs is proud to offer tax preparation and planning for local farmers and business owners. In addition to traditional bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation services we now offer a wide range of consulting services. Contact us regarding tax implications involving: • Business Entity Formation • IRS Dispute Resolution • Contract Negotiations • Wealth Transfer Planning • Litigation Support Services When you need upfront service and professional advice contact Bell & Bridges, CPAs.

Bell & Bridges staff includes (L-R): Jordan Beck, Erica Alvarez, John Hyink, and Nate Bridges. Inset photo: Fred Henning.


Tim Graff

Bob Story

John Fannin

Jennie McGhan

Amber Schlenker

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Mary Gomez

Debbie Guerrero

Judy Marie

Marnie Gibbs

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Kim Taylor Morris Production Mgr.

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Buz Crabtree

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The Daily Sun News covers the Lower Yakima Valley like no one else! We bring you locally generated news, sports and more with stories and photos, advertising and classifieds Monday through Friday. We take special pride in sharing the accomplishments of students in Sunnyside, Grandview, Mabton and Bickleton schools. Everyone at the Daily Sun News has an important role in bringing you your paper everyday. Whether it’s the front office, sales and news teams, our photographer, layout and graphics crew right on through to the pressroom, insert and delivery team, they all make it happen for you, our subscribers! Central Washington Press is proud to serve the printing needs of the area, providing web press printing to weekly, monthly and periodic publications. Together, the Daily Sun News and Central Washington Press deliver!

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Bleyhl Petroleum 940 E. Wine Country Road Grandview 1-800-676-4550

Petroleum Division Propane Supervisor Petroleum Manager Mark Baker Justin Carey Manager Claude Zehnder

Office Staff Sonya Cortina & Donna Schmitt

Outside Sales John Hancock

Outside Sales Doug Creach

Your Full Service Propane, Lubricants & Fuel Professionals Serving Yakima to the Tri-Cities Since 1964. Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Residential. Call us today!

Leticia Garcia, Director, at far right, is proud of her dedicated and professional staff.


Lower Valley Crisis & Support Services A United Way Agency • (509) 837-6689 24 Hour Crisis Line Toll Free 1-877-604-7432 Lower Valley Crisis and Support Services is dedicated to supporting and strengthening healthy families in the Lower Yakima Valley. For more than 30 years, the non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault service agency has remained committed “to advocate

for, educate and support those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault.” LVCSS advocates offer general, legal and medical advocacybased counseling and therapy, as well as support groups for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. LVCSS advocates yearly offer advocacy training to train community members who want to join LVCSS in restoring selfesteem and dignity to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Se Habla Español

July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 55

We at Valley Hills are dedicated to giving families the best in comfort and care, as well as flexibility in cost and services. We feel strongly that wishes should be fulfilled, services should be personal, unique and should reflect the life of the person who has passed. Valley Hills prides itself on being family-owned and operated. The peace of mind and trust famlies have in our ability to carry out their loved ones final wishes is very important to us.

Back: Julia Humpherys, Amber and David Humpherys, Jr., Front: Juliette and Madelyn Humpherys

Sunnyside Chapel 345 N. 11th Street Sunnyide, WA 98944 1-800-322-8152 509-839-5500

Zillah Chapel P.O. Box 1293 607 2nd Avenue Zillah, WA 98953 509-829-5500

Yakima Chapel in Terrace Heights 2600 Buisness Lane Yakima, WA 98901 509-453-5500

Haircuts ● Highlights ● Perms Colors ● Foils Hair & Feather Extensions Acyrylic ● Nail Art ● Makeup Open Mon.-Wed. 10-6 Thu.- Sat. 10-8 2596 Yakima Valley Hwy Sunnyside • 837-9666

Back row: Sue Ellen, Julie and Ogla. Front row: Luis, Javier and Javier Jr.

Shear Design’s

Institute of Cosmetology

Those who enroll will receive $ 4,000 OFF tuition. we have programs available We provide training for the following programs: COSMETOLOGY, BARBERING, MANICURING, ESTHETICS, AND INSTRUCTOR PROGRAMS. For more info call Julie Ruiz or Gaby Razo


classes available in Spanish and English Front row, left to right: Samantha, Laura, Elizabeth, Guillermina, Erika, Alma, Alejandra. Back row: Gaby, Mana, Araceli, Ricky, Cristina, Angie, Yesenia and Liliana.

2600 Yakima Valley Hwy. Ste. #5 • Sunnyside (Next to China Buffet)

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Proud To Work and Live in the Lower Valley! 1723 E. Lincoln Ave. • Sunnyside • 837-4022 Martin & Rodriguez Dental Center has been providing the Lower Yakima Valley with outstanding dental care to our friends and neighbors for the past 29 years. We offer up-to-date digital technology, high-quality restorative treatment, and an experienced staff to help provide you with a top-notch dental visit. We would like to thank all of our loyal patients for their trust and support over the Martin-Rodriguez staff includes front (L-R): Lola Serl, Maira Villalobos,RDH; Felisha Benavidez, years. We look forward to RDH; Valerie Dickinson, CDA; Alison Graff, RDH; Sally Meza, Jamie Morgan, RDH; Myrna Torres, seeing you! CDA; Cami Prieto, RDH; M.J. Oldfield, CDA; Janie Allen, Paula Atkinson, RDH; Marla Maltos, CDA Give us a call today!

Gary Martin, DDS

Doug Rodriguez, DDS

and Celina Valdez.

1721 E. Lincoln Ave. • Sunnyside • 837-7178

Brent Martin, DMD

Kent Copeland, DMD

Sean Quigley, DDS

Community Dental Care offers general, pediatric and orthodontic dentistry for kids and young adults, and take pride in providing an enjoyable dental visit for you and your child. We proudly accept Medicaid and Insurance, and are open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Remember…every child should see the dentist before their first birthday and continue to see their dentist every six months for regular preventive check-ups!!

We Also Have Clinics in Both

Prosser and Zillah Ready To Serve You

Dental Service Providers At Community Dental Also Includes: Ken Jaramillo, MD Anesthesiologist

Wisanu Chareonkul Orthodontist

Community Dental staff includes front row (L-R): Ruby Ruiz, Debra Mason, Ana Chavez, Susana Santos-Alvarez, Ana Lee Mendoza, Angelica Frausto, and Sandra Acosta. Middle row: Yesenia Cardenas, Cami Prieto, Laura Reid, Juana Guevara, Jaime Morgan, Candy Cisneros, Camille Pieterick, and Esperanza Sorcych. Back row: Mary Gamino, Jessica Brumley, Brittney Scherer, Victoria Navarro, Alicia Ibarra, and Maricela Godinez. Not pictured: Sally Rivera, Esmeralda Ramirez, Tannia Rojas, Roberta Vining, Yolanda Navarro and Barbara Beckner.

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Making going to the dentist


TODD STEINHART, DMD ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST Todd is married with two rowdy, young boys. He likes New York style pizza, quoting funny movies and playing the guitar. He hopes to one day become a rock star!

CHRIS JAMES, DMD Chris is happily married with three kids. He loves road trips with his family and having water gun fights in the back yard.

• We offer evening & Saturday appointments • We accept most insurance plans • We accept DSHS for patients age 0-20 (braces too)

RYAN WOOD, DDS, MS ORTHODONTIC SPECIALIST Ryan is married with three terrific, little boys. He loves to read and watch movies and he wishes he could wear a cape to work. He loves the outdoors and has two desserts whenever possible.

SUNNYSIDE - 3217 Picard Place

(509) 790-0722 Brace Place

(509) 790-0728 Also Serving Yakima at 4309 W. Nob Hill Blvd.

(509) 823-4480 Brace Place - (509) 823-4485 and Union Gap at 2100 S. 14th St.

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Our Name Says It All…

Victor Withers

Michael Hollenberg

Ingrid Mortensen ~ Se Habla Espanol

“Professional Health Care for your Complete Recovery” Hand Therapy • Aquatic Orthopedic and Sports Work Injury • Geriatrics • Spinal Rehab Massage • Custom Splints & Orthotics Victor Withers, O.T.R./L., Hand Therapist Michael Hollenberg, M.S.P.T., Cert. MDT Ingrid Mortensen, LMP Massage Therapist

Office Staff (L-R) Angelica Copado-Trujillo, Mary Maldanado and Melissa Garcia, Rehab Aide

716 E. Edison Ave. • Sunnyside, WA • 509-837-4455 • Fax: 509-837-6299 July 31, 2012 • Who’s Who in the Lower Valley • Page 59

Your Health is Important Grandview Medical Center

208 N. Euclid Rd. • Grandview April Biggs M.D.

Derek Weaver D.O.

Nick Bregante PA-C

Susan Bussert PA-C


Ty Nielson PA-C

Lincoln Avenue Family Medicine

803 E. Lincoln Ave. • Sunnyside


Douglas Shearer M.D.

Terry Stanford M.D.

Randy Cobble PA-C

Christina Rider PA-C

Lower Valley OB-GYN

Specialty Center Surgical Group

803 E. Lincoln Ave. Sunnyside

Amr Khalil M.D.

Marc Meinenger M.D.

Sophie Zhao M.D.

Sunnyside ENT, Allergy & Audiology

500 S. 11th Street Sunnyside

Steven Elerding M.D.


Sunnyside Pediatrics

2925 E. Allen Road Sunnyside



812 Miller Ste. C Sunnyside

William Combs M.D.


Ana Garcia M.D.

Anne Nealen M.D.

Valley Internal Medicine 1000 E. Edison • Sunnyside

Tim Calayan M.D.

Dawn Beals NP-C

Anna Madej M.D.


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Mark Gardner PA-C

Who's Who 2012