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November 26, 2014
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
Historic Downtown
Prosser Association
Photo by Dan Smith
Historic Downtown Prosser Association held their monthly morning meeting at Junebugs Bakery on Thursday, Nov. 13.  Everyone who attended was treated to goodies made by Jennifer Lakey, baker extraordinaire. 

Farm Service Agency allocates funds for minorities and women

Pasco -The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has a portion of its farm loan program funds specifically set aside for minority and women producers announced Judy Olson, State Executive Director. "While FSA farm loans are available to all qualified applicants, by setting aside funds specifically for minorities and women, it ensures that they will receive a portion of available funds". Said Olson.
Loan funds can be used to purchase farms, livestock and equipment. They may also be used to operate the farm, build or repair farm buildings, pay for soil and water conservation practices, and in some cases refinance debts. FSA offers both direct and guaranteed loans.
Protect air quality, burn cleaner and save money

Yakima For thousands of years people have gathered around burning embers to cook food and keep warm. In modern times, there's nothing like a crackling fire to warm the house.
Half of the homes in Washington are outfitted with wood-burning devices be they wood or pellet stoves, or open fireplaces. So the Department of Ecology wants to be sure people are burning efficiently and getting the best bang for their buck as we enter home-heating season.
Burning in certified wood or pellet stoves or using other heat sources can save money on energy costs and reduce health bills related to respiratory illnesses.
Ebola preparedness continues in Washington hospitals

Olympia- Preparations for identifying, isolating, evaluating and treating patients with suspected or confirmed Ebola virus disease in Washington continues, even though the likelihood of the virus appearing in the state is still considered low.
Using guidelines established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hospitals throughout the state are making plans to rapidly identify, isolate and safely evaluate people with suspected Ebola.
In addition to standard preparation for screening and identification, eight hospitals have committed to working towards the level of preparation that is required for the ongoing care and treatment of a patient with Ebola, as needed.