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Mabton seeks community input on how to spend

I-728 funds

MABTON - A meeting will be held in Mabton tonight (Monday) to gather community input on how to best use the funds created by the passage of Initiative 728.

The April 25 public meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the school district's central office (306 N. Main).

Mabton school administrators are anticipating receiving $300 for each full-time student, or approximately $260,000. Initiative 728 mandates that school districts spend the extra funding to either reduce class sizes, extend learning opportunities to improve academic achievement, provide professional development for educators or offer early assistance to pre-kindergarten aged children. The I-728 money can also be used to make building improvements that are related to class size reduction and extended learning.

Gardening enthusiast to speak at club meeting

PROSSER - Both a community college employee and a gardening enthusiast, Linda Sieveke will serve as the guest speaker at the Lower Valley Christian Women's Club meeting scheduled for Monday, May 16, at Prosser's Barn Restaurant.

The topic of Sieveke's talk will be "A Drama in Real Life."

The 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. luncheon meeting will also feature the classic musical style of Molly Kovacich and an entertaining sketch performed by local starlets.

Club members can reserve a spot at the meeting by calling 882-2365 or 894-4610.

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