March 2007

Found 18 blog entries for March 2007.

RICHLAND, Wash. "” Learn how to earn a Washington State University Master's in Business Administration degree at upcoming information meetings.  The MBA program is offered on the WSU Tri-Cities campus in Richland plus through interactive videoconferencing at the WSU Learning Centers learning centers in Yakima and Wenatchee. Information meetings are scheduled for: - Wenatchee "” 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in the WSU North Central Washington Learning Center on the Wenatchee Valley Community College campus, 1300 Fifth St., Suite 1060, in Wells Hall, Room 1033. Call (509) 662-2660 ext. 24.- Tri-Cities "” 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, WSU Tri-Cities, 2710 University Drive, Richland, in the Consolidated Information Center, Room 120. Call (509) 372-7360. - Yakima…
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Ten-year-old Connor Nielsen and his family will be accepting a $5,000.00 check Thursday, March 28th, 2007 at The UPS Store located at 8524 W. Gage Blvd. Kennewick, WA at 9:30am.  The check will be presented to the Nielsen family by Ken Tysor, the area representative for The UPS Stores. This donation comes from the We Deliver Dreams Foundation, a non-profit corporation to deliver dreams of children who are significantly impacted by abuse, neglect, violence or illness. Dream requests are sponsored by The UPS Store and Mail Boxes Etc.  Franchisees (such as the one owned by Ryan and Christine Nielsen). This donation will go toward the creation of a puppet with Tourette syndrome for the "Count Me In" puppet program)an affiliation of The Arc of the…
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Pasco, WA – At a recent annual Employee Banquet sponsored by Lourdes Employee Relations Committee, Lourdes Health Network announced the recipients of the five (5) 2007 Mission Awards. Living the Mission of Lourdes is a way of life for Lourdes' employees and volunteers, and each year five (5) outstanding employees are recognized. This year, 61 people were nominated by their peers as exemplifying the mission by making a difference every day. A special committee had the difficult job of narrowing that number down to the following five people: Dana Flowers, OB Tech, Lourdes Medical Center Birthplace Diann Foster, Social Service Case Manager, Lourdes Counseling Center Adult Inpatient Unit Joanne, Logman, Cashier/Clerk, Lourdes Riverview Medical Group Ruby…
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Rep. Larry Haler is pleased that the 2007-09 state capital budget proposed today by the House of Representatives would allocate $3 million toward design and construction of the Hanford Reach National Monument Heritage and Visitor Center.

In all, the House capital budget proposal contains more than $12 million for construction projects and other capital-related investments in Benton City, West Richland and Richland, which are in the 8th Legislative District represented by Haler.

"The Hanford Reach has a fascinating heritage, and its status as a national monument is well deserved. I'm glad the House of Representatives is interested in preserving and promoting it," said Haler, R-Richland.

Haler is also glad to see $1 million proposed for building a

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OLYMPIA...Today the House Higher Education Committee held a public hearing on Substitute Senate Bill 5002, a bill that would provide free tuition for spouses and children of killed, missing, captured or severely disabled military members Sen. Mike Hewitt, who announced his intention to sponsor the legislation last summer and dropped it on the morning of the first day to introduce Senate bills, spoke in support of SSB 5002 at today's hearing.  "This bill says thanks not only to our veterans, but to their families as well, for the tremendous sacrifices they have made on our behalf," said Hewitt, R-Walla Walla. "Veterans' family members should not have to worry about being unable to fulfill their education dream because they've lost a parent or spouse. We…
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http://www.crehst.org/ ~ Family Science To celebrate the beginning of Spring Break Week CREHST will present an afternoon of hands-on family science activities from 2-4 pm Monday, April 2 2007.  Held in the Connections Exhibit hall, students and their families will participate in hands-on experiments illustrating the connection between gears, knees, spark plugs, wheelchairs, softball bats and more to their scientific and technological roots at Hanford.  Date: Monday, April 2, 2007, Time: 2 – 4 PM.  Location: CREHST Museum 95 Lee Blvd. Richland.  Cost: This program is offered free with regular museum admission.  For more information call CREHST at 943-9000. Geology Special Wrapping up Spring Break week on Friday, April 6, 2007 CREHST is offering a special…
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The smell of pizza wafted through the halls of Washington State University Tri-Cities on Friday, accompanied by the chatter and laughter of 50 sixth-graders. The children clustered around J.R. Gomez, the branch campus' Latino outreach coordinator, and they were fidgeting and bouncing with the kind of energy common in someone their age. "Are you ready to go to college?" he shouted.  "Yeah!" The children are students at Pasco's Stevens Middle School and Mabton's Artz-Fox Elementary. Most are Hispanic, although the college readiness program Gomez runs is open to any sixth-grader...[more]
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Pasco, WA – Erin Tomlinson recently joined Lourdes Health Network and Lourdes Foundation as a grant writer. Tomlinson was formerly with Kennewick General Hospital. Connie Gillispie, Lourdes Chief Development Officer and Executive Director states, "I have  known Erin for many years. She has a proven track record with grant research, development and implementation. She brings a wealth of knowledge and professionalism to Lourdes. Her kind spirit and motivation will serve the network and our community." Tomlinson said about her new position, "I am thrilled to be part of an organization whose values are so closely aligned with my own and whose mission calls out to me personally. The Leadership at Lourdes Health Network is phenomenal and I am grateful for the…
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Pasco, WA – Enriqueta Cartagena Mayuga, MD will host a book signing and poetry reading for the public at Lourdes Medical Center, Tuesday, April 19th from 12:15 pm – 1:30 pm in Farrelly Auditorium. Lourdes Medical Center is located at 520 N. 4th Avenue in Pasco. Mayuga's latest release, titled Outspoken and Mute: American Life – Poems of political satire and commentary is her third published book, and sells for $16.95 with 20% of book sales at the April 19th signing going to Lourdes Foundation. Mayuga's former books are titled Immigrant at Peace – a Woman Physician Reflects and Spring, Autumn, Sunset – a Collection of Inspirational and Compassionate Poetry. All books will be available at the signing, with 30% of proceeds from her former works at the April…
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Between March 9 and April 15, 2007, the McNary National Wildlife Refuge will be conducting prescribed fire activities within refuge boundaries and adjacent to Burbank, Washington, between the hours of 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. The project goals are to reduce hazardous fuels and invasive species and to open up shoreline areas for the benefit of waterfowl. Some ash fallout is expected, however crews will attempt to minimize this effect by only burning when wind and weather conditions are within prescribed parameters. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the principal Federal agency responsible for conserving, protecting and enhancing fish, wildlife and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The Service manages the…
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