-- The Richland School District's board recently honored district staff members who were hired 25, 30, 35 and 40 years ago. Vicki Bricker and Ben Jacobs of Richland High School and Teresa Knirck of Hanford High School celebrated their 40th anniversary with the district. Brad Begalka of Lewis and Clark Elementary School, Julia Goodhope of Jefferson Elementary School, Vickie Kelly of Hanford High School, Betty Oster of the district special programs and Linda Stairet of Delta High School celebrated their 35th anniversary with the district. Jan Castorina of Richland High School was honored posthumously for 30 years of work in the district. Susan Barber of special programs, Alan Croshaw and Laurie Eaton of Carmichael Middle School, Janet Gibson of Wiley Elementary School, Linda Higgins of Richland High School, Margaret Holloway and Matthew Leggett of Hanford High School and Marlene Miles of district administration celebrated their 25th anniversary.
-- Jay MacLellan, a Pacific Northwest National Laboratory health physicist, has been named a fellow of the Health Physics Society. MacLellan has worked at PNNL for 30 years, serving as an internal dosimetrist in PNNL's Radiation and Health Technology group for most of that time. In the Health Physics Society he has been chairman of the Society's Professional Development School Committee and past president of the Society's Columbia Chapter.
-- PS Media, Inc. of Kennewick and Kennewick General Hospital recently received a Silver Aster Award in the 2013 Aster Awards Competition. The award was given in the category of TV/Video Advertising Series. The "Choose Well" campaign, produced by PS Media, working with Kennewick General Hospital's marketing department, won the award. The Aster Awards recognize the nation's most talented health care marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising.
-- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Yakima recently appointed Peter Rude of Richland to its board of directors. Rude is a member of Richland's Catholic Family & Child Service advisory board. He will work to coordinate the organization's social services throughout the region.
-- The Tri-Cities National Association of Professional Mortgage Women recently elected its 2013-14 officers. They are: Katheryn Farrell, president; Judi A. Clark, corresponding and recording secretary; and Cheryl Barron is treasurer.
-- Can Cleaners, a new family-owned and operated residential garbage can cleaning and sanitation business, recently opened in Kennewick. On garbage pick-up day, clients can have their garbage receptacle sanitized and deodorized at their home. The service is offered once a month or every other month in Kennewick, Pasco and Richland. The cost is $10 for the first can and $8 for each additional can. For more information or to schedule a cleaning, call 308-8590.
-- The Sassy Crow recently opened in Kennewick. The store features a variety of items, including crafts and vintage items. The store is at 2500 W. Kennewick Ave., Suite C. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.