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City council serving up dinner this coming Friday

A stick-to-your-ribs meatloaf, potatoes, salad and dessert meal will be served to the public this coming Friday by members of the Sunnyside City Council.

Friday's 6 to 8 p.m. dinner meal will be served at the Sunnyside VFW hall. Proceeds from the $6 per person fund-raiser will benefit the local VFW post.

Mabton to hold series of meetings for budget talks

MABTON - The Mabton City Council has scheduled five workshops, all on Tuesday nights at 7 p.m., for the purpose of developing the city's 2006 budget.

Open to the public, the budget workshops are scheduled for Oct. 18; Nov. 1, 15 and 29; and Dec. 6.

Regular meetings of the city council through the end of the year are slated for Oct. 11 and 25; Nov. 8 and 22; and Dec. 13 and 27.

Grandview church to host satellite telecast for ladies

GRANDVIEW - Church of the Nazarene leaders say something extraordinary happens when women gather for a day of inspiration, renewal, equipping and worship—lives are encouraged, hearts are refreshed and community unity is experienced.

The Grandview Church of the Nazarene will host E-Women 2005, a live satellite telecast that brings together a line-up of noted speakers, including Lois Evans, Ruth Graham, Michelle McKinney Hammond and Lisa Whelchel. Joining them will be three-time Dove Aware nominee Natalie Grant and worship leader Al Denson.

The Saturday, Oct. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. event is open to all Lower Valley churches. Tickets, priced at $10, can be purchased at the Grandview church, or can be reserved by calling Linda Atkins (509-786-1545.

Child care services will be provided for women with small children.

Mabton residents uninjured in

two-vehicle crash

Three Mabton residents escaped injury yesterday when a 1989 Buick Riveria crashed into the 1998 Dodge Neon in which they were riding.

The driver of the Neon was 30-year-old Jose M. Guillen of Mabton. He was northbound on SR-221 at about 7:30 p.m. Monday evening when the driver of the '89 Buick, eastbound on Horrigan Road, failed to yield to Guillen's car. The two vehicles collided in the intersection.

Washington State Patrol troopers say the cause of the accident was inattention on the part of the driver of the Buick—43-year-old Gregoria C. Castillo of Umatilla, Ore. He, along with two passengers in the Buick avoided injuries. A third passenger, 51-year-old Ortencia Renteria of Umatilla, required hospitalization, though, and was airlifted to Yakima Memorial Hospital.

Guillen and two passengers in his '98 Dodge Neon did not require medical treatment.

Both vehicles had to be towed from the scene.


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