Pregnancy center garage sale set
for Sept. 3-4
GRANDVIEW - Friday and Saturday, Sept. 3-4, the Lower Valley
Pregnancy Center will host a garage sale at the Grandview Christian Church (310
Proceeds from the two-day fund-raiser will be used for
operating expenses at the Lower Valley Pregnancy Center. The center is a
non-profit agency that provides pregnancy testing and option-education and
abstinence presentations to Lower Valley communities. The Grandview-based
center also provides parenting and relationship education, as well as
information about sexually transmitted diseases.
All services provided by the center are free and
Those wishing to donate garage sale items for the two-day
sale are encouraged to take them to the Grandview Christian Church on or after
on charges of
PROSSER - Kenneth D. Klym was arrested late Wednesday
evening in Kennewick, charged with fire-bombing his ex-wife's car earlier in
the evening near Prosser. He was formally booked on charges of second degree
Washington State Patrol detectives believe Klym threw a lit
"Molotov Cocktail" at a vehicle occupied by his ex-wife. The incident
occurred at about 9:05 p.m. Wednesday evening on I-82 near Prosser. Detectives
say the flaming bottle hit the passenger side of the moving vehicle, causing
the bottle to break. The vehicle was damaged by the fire that splattered on the
fender and trunk.
After the incident, responding officers could still see
burning debris on the roadway.
The victim, 28-year-old Brandi Martin of the Tri-Cities,
avoided injury. She was alone in the car at the time of the incident. Martin
drove herself to the Prosser police station.
Officers from several agencies, including the Sunnyside
Police Department, searched for the suspect for the next two and a half hours.
Klym, 38, was eventually taken into custody in Kennewick, after he called
police to say he had been threatened by an unknown male. Officers were unable
to substantiate the threat.
WSP detectives said they will be looking into information
linking Klym to previous acts of domestic violence. There is currently a
protection order in place protecting the victim from contact by Klym.
burn ban in effect
Even though the air quality has improved slightly with the
recent rainfall, a burn ban throughout Yakima County is still in effect.
The Yakima Regional Clean Air Authority called for a burn
ban on Aug. 13 due to smoky conditions from forest fires. On Aug. 17, the
Yakima County fire marshal declared a county-wide ban on all forms of outdoor
Clean Air Authority officials say the recent rainfall has
helped conditions, but they expect high temperatures to return. And, they add,
very dry fuel will create a very high fire danger in the county. Thus, they
say, no outdoor burning is allowed in Yakima County until further notice.