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Prosser, WA  99350

July 27, 2016
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Benton County Museum Transformed

Benton County Museum has a new look and is welcoming visitors once more after almost a yearlong renovation. The interior is fresh, light, bright, clean and open to guests who walk through the doors. Like walking through chapters in a book, at the museum you are able to walk through the pages of history about Prosser. 

2016 Physician of the Year

Dr. Katheryn Norris, DO recently won the 2016 Physician of the Year with Washington Osteopathic Medical Association (WOMA).  Norris is a physician at the Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic (YVFWC) Grandview Medical-Dental Clinic and serves as the residency director for the Sollus Northwest Family Medicine Residency Program

Stripper Header in Prosser

Just what is a Stripper Header anyway?  It sounds bad but in fact it is a wonderful piece of harvesting machinery. A good example of what it does is when it is wheat harvest. This machine runs over the crop of wheat and only takes the head of the plant and leaves the stalk as seen in the photo above. 

Scotty Hunt to Fill Board Vacancy

The Prosser School Board met on Wednesday July 20 to consider a number of agenda items, primarily to fill a vacant board position review the 2016-2017 budget in a study session.
Two candidates were under consideration for the appointment and the board appointed Scotty Hunt to fill the vacancy left by departing member Bruce Matsumara. 
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Mike Landry . . .
Lead Detection Scientist in Prosser
Prosser - On Sept. 14, 2015 a short distance south of Prosser, gravitational waves whose existence were suggested by Albert Einstein 100 years ago, were detected.
Scat the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) at Hanford conducted an engineering test detecting strong gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. 
Prosser Conservatory of Theatre for Children

The Prosser Conservatory of Theatre for Children (PCTC) is producing a show at the Princess theatre called, The Princess King as part of their annual summer theatre camp. The theater conservatory is at the Princess Theatre in Prosser from July 18-29

Prosser School District Water Testing Complete

Prosser - For the second time since 2004, the Prosser School District has completed voluntary water testing for copper and lead in all schools and district facilities. In 2004, the water testing results verified that all water sources tested were below the EPA's thresholds and were safe for consumption.

The "Possibilities" are endless

"The downtown Possibilities Tour is an opportunity to check out what is available in an informal, casual open house setting to those who are looking to expand and start their business," said Andrea Schutt, Executive Director Historic Downtown Prosser Association (HDPA). 
The Possibilities tour will be Saturday July 23, at 9:00 a.m. beginning at the Prosser Depot: 1230 Bennett Ave. please note that this will be a walking tour, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes.
Prosser School District wants you!

Prosser School District is looking for substitute drivers!  "This is a good part-time job but no one is applying," says Bill Peterson, Supervisor of Transportation.
"Right now we have one substitute driver and we need four," said Peterson.  The district has 29 routes; we carry 1200 to 1300 kids transported twice a day.