Special filing period set for G’view School Board position

A special three-day filing period will be held this week, Aug. 10-12, for those interested in serving as the director of District #2 on the Grandview School Board.

No one filed for the school board seat during the regular filing period July 25-29.

There are a total of seven elected positions in Yakima County that were not filed for in late July.

Filings will be accepted in the county auditor's office Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week.

Two Lower Valley men face burglary charges

PROSSER - A Prosser man, 34-year-old Gary L. Friday, and Steven J. Baldonado, 39, of Grandview have been apprehended and face charges of suspicion of burglary.

The two were arrested by Benton County Sheriff's deputies last week.

According to Benton County Sheriff's Department Captain Charles Kissler, his office became aware that Friday and Baldonado were planning to burglarize a farm shop in Prosser last week. Kissler said the owner of the farm shop was contacted and made aware of the situation.

On Wednesday, Aug. 3, Kissler said the farm shop owner interrupted two men attempting to burglarize his business. The two men fled in a tan Ford Aerostar van. The farm shop owner trailed the van long enough to ascertain a description of the vehicle and record the license plate number, said Kissler.

Kissler said the responding deputies located Friday soon after, as he was walking through some wheat fields near the intersection of Lincoln and Sellards roads. He was arrested and charged at that time.

Baldonado was arrested in Grandview the following day.

Kissler said the ensuing investigation reveals that the suspects abandoned the Ford van they were driving in a canyon in the Horse Heavens Hills.

State penalizes county health

care workers

The Washington State Department of Health has penalized two Yakima County residents working in the health care profession.

In June, the state issued a cease and desist order against Esteban Hernandez, whom say state officials, had no license to practice any health care profession in the state. The Health Department reports Hernandez claimed to be a certified natural health professional and offered to provide various medical tests and treatments. He was fined $1,000.

Also in June of this year, the state's chemical dependency and registered counselor programs revoked the registration and certification of Patricia A. Urvina for 10 years. State officials say Urvina used a controlled substance without a prescription and misused alcohol.

Kiwanians to man breakfast booth

at Grandview fair

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Kiwanis Club will be serving breakfast Aug. 10-13 at the Yakima Valley Junior Fair & Rodeo, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the volunteer fireman's booth.

Breakfast costs are set at $4 for adults and $2 for children. Money raised from breakfast booth sales will be used to fund college scholarships.

Youth flag football sign-ups ongoing in S’side

Sunnyside youngsters interested in playing flag football are urged to sign up now for the Sunnyside Recreation Department's flag football league.

Boys and girls in the third through sixth grades are eligible to participate. The registration fee is $20 for local youngsters, $26 for those kids who reside outside the city limits. Registration forms are available at the Sunnyside Recreation office or on the Internet at the city's website:


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