July 29, 2015
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
Dale Poe
August 1, 1938 July 19, 2015
Dale Poe, age 76, longtime Prosser resident passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 in Richland, WA.  Dale was born on August 17, 1938 in Sunnyside, WA the son of John D and Margaret (Petersen) Poe and following the death of his father was raised by Floyd Hazzard Sr.
He graduated from Sunnyside High School with the Class of 1956. Following high school Dale with his brother, Buster served in the Army Reserves. Dale married Cecelia Steinbock and they had four children that were his world. For many years Dale worked for Hall Chevrolet as a car salesman and later became the sales manager. He often relied on the fixit skills of his two sons in law Jeff Clifford and Gary Baker. He was a member of the Prosser Jaycee. Dale enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and was an avid Mariner and Seahawk fan. Dale maintained a positive attitude about life and was thankful for all the good things that came his way. We would like to thank Sun Terrace for giving dad some of the best years of his life and Richland Life Care for the special care that dad received. Thank you Alma for all the love you gave our father as a care provider. You were an angel sent from heaven.
Dale is survived by four children Troy (Cindy) Poe of Yakima, WA, Marilyn (Jeff) Clifford of The Dallas, OR, John (Neomi) Poe of Visalia, CA and Rhonda (Jason Ford) Baker of Richland, WA, twelve grandchildren; Brad Austin, Brian Clifford, Katie Adpressa, Martin Clifford, Trent Clifford, Andy Clifford, CC Pleake, Jessica McConnell, Abby Poe, Curtis Baker, Chase Baker & Camden Baker and eleven great grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings Robert Hazzard (Shirley) of Granger, WA, Tom Hazzard (Coleen) of Sunnyside, WA and Marjorie Thrift (Jim) of East Wenatchee, WA., two sisters in law, Bobbie Hazzard and Jackie Poe, two brothers in law, Lyle Anderson and Don Smith, one aunt Helen (Joe) Snyder, former wife Cecelia Poe, long time friend Gloria Martinez and special friend Eddie Prince. He is preceded in death by his parents, John D. Poe, Margaret (Petersen) Poe-Hazzard and Floyd Hazzard Sr.Four brothers, Walter "Buster" Poe, Jack Hazzard, Floyd Hazzard Jr. and Eugene FGeneG Hazzard, sisters Patricia Anderson, Phyllis Smith and Mary Yahn, brother in law, Clyde Yahn and sister in law, Carolina Hazzard.
A memorial funeral service will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, WA. Those wishing to sign Dale's online memorial book may do so at  Smith Funeral Home Ltd. and Crematory in care of arrangements.

William Dale Anderson
July 12, 1960 July 18, 2015
William Dale Anderson, 55, passed away on July 18, 2015 at his home in Prosser.
He was born on July 12, 1960 in Seattle, Washington to Stephen and Barbara (Surk) Anderson.  He was raised and educated in Anchorage, Alaska and then attended the Seattle Institute of Culinary Arts, becoming a professional chef.  While working in the profession he also managed several four star restaurants.   Due to illness that affected the use of his hands as a chef, he was unable to continue in the career.  As a self-taught computer programmer, Bill then worked for Hewlet Packard and Adobe.  Bill enjoyed life in Birmingham, AL, New Orleans, Dallas, Houston, Medford, OR, Portland, OR and Seattle until making Prosser his home in 2011.  He also enjoyed riding motorcycles, gardening, reading, listening to music and loved his birds.
He is survived by his parents, Steve and Barbara Anderson of Prosser; his sister, April Rhynard and her husband, Richard of Stevensville, MT; his brothers, Joseph Anderson of Goldendale and Werner "Charlie" Anderson of Prosser; and his step-children, Helena Garcia and Michael Parker.  He is also survived by his nieces and nephews, Stephen, Rachel and Sara Rhynard, Jessica Bolar, Jerica Anderson, Samantha Anderson and Kendell Bailey; and great-nieces and nephews, Sabre, Sienna, Yamina, Dean, Gryphon and Ethan.  He was preceded in death by his son, Michael Stephen Anderson and his grandparents. 
A Celebration of William's Life, for his family and friends, will be held at a later date.  Memorial contributions may be made to Jubilee Ministries.  You may leave a message for the family at

Today you get to fly with the angels and the sweet birds you loved so much.

Sheriff's Log

July 21, 2015
Day Shift
15-09415        Accident                Sellards/SR221
A semi-truck, carrying corn, was traveling west on Sellards Road. The driver of the truck admitted to crossing the center line and his truck side swiped another semi-truck that was traveling east on Sellards Road.  No injuries were reported and the driver was cited for Negligent Driving.
15-09431        Assault                Benton County Jail
Two male inmates assaulted each other, refused to obey orders from corrections staff and pepper-spray was deployed by corrections staff to stop the fighting.  No injuries were reported and a report will be forwarded to Prosecutor's Office for review of charges.

Rabies exposure risk rises in summer months

Olympia- In summer months, the risk of exposure to rabies rises as bat activity increases, people and pets spend more time outdoors, and doors and windows are opened. Avoiding contact with bats and vaccinating pets are the keys to reducing the risk of rabies.
Tracking shows the rabies virus has been detected in bats throughout Washington, and public health officials are urging everyone to help with rabies prevention. It's crucial to teach children never to touch bats and explain the dangers bats pose, remind everyone to avoid contact with bats, and vaccinate pets to help prevent exposure.
In Washington, the last human exposure resulting in death was in 1997.