S’side, Mabton garbage routes delayed next week

Sunnyside and Mabton residents will have their garbage picked up one day late next week.

Because of the observance of Memorial Day, May 30, the garbage routes in the two communities will be delayed one day.

I-82 accident blamed on sleepy semi-truck driver

It took nearly five hours for clean-up crews to remove a load of spilled sawdust, as well as the semi-truck that was hauling it, on I-82, just west of Sunnyside near milepost 64.5, last Friday morning.

Washington State Patrol troopers report that Donald W. Linder, 51, of Yakima was eastbound on I-82 at about 3 a.m. last Friday. Linder, said troopers, fell asleep while driving his 1997 Mack tractor and trailer. The semi-truck drifted into the median, and after Linder over-corrected, the rig flipped onto its side, blocking both eastbound lanes. The trailer was loaded with sawdust and most of it spilled onto the roadway.

The WSP notes that the I-82 eastbound lanes were reopened at about 8 a.m.

Linder was treated for minor injuries at the scene of the accident.

G’view church

plans to host Memorial Day service Sunday

GRANDVIEW - The Grandview Ministerial Association is inviting Lower Valley residents to attend a special "Memorial Day Service of Remembrance and Hope" this coming Sunday, May 29, at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene.

Church leaders say the 6 p.m. service will be a unique opportunity for the community to come together to pay honor and respect to military veterans and military personnel currently serving in the armed forces.

As part of the service, the ministerial group wants to honor those currently serving in the military by projecting a picture of them during the service. Those with photographs of a loved one or friend who is now in the military are asked to bring the photo to the office of the Church of Nazarene in Grandview (500 N. Elm St.) by this Wednesday, May 25. All photographs will be returned the night of the service.


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