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Briefs-September 2, 2005

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Garbage service

in Mabton to be delayed next week

MABTON - Because of the Labor Day holiday, garbage pick-ups in Mabton next week will be delayed one day.

All residents of Mabton should expect garbage pick-ups the day following their normal collection day.

Donations sought for those affected

by hurricane

A group of Mabton residents are answering the call for help from those affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Donations will be accepted at the Sunnyside Wal-Mart store this coming Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day. Sought are personal items, such as deodorant, soap, toothpaste and tooth brushes, as well as clothing. Financial contributions will also be accepted. All checks, said fund-raiser organizer Rigo Ramirez, should be made out to the Yakima Red Cross.

"All of the items we collect those two days will be turned over to the Yakima Red Cross," said Ramirez.

The idea for the fund-raiser, said Ramirez, was formed this week when a group of Mabton students suggested something be done to aid the hurricane victims.

"This catastrophe has opened a lot of hearts," said Ramirez. "It's a time for all of us to stick together and help out."

Prosser woman injured Thursday

MABTON - A 19-year-old Prosser woman, Estela Roman Barrera, sustained injuries yesterday in an automobile accident that occurred about seven miles east of Mabton.

Washington State Patrol troopers report that Barrera was eastbound on SR-22 at about 11:20 a.m. Thursday morning when she drove her 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage off the southbound shoulder of the roadway. Her vehicle careened into a ditch and struck a culvert.

Emergency rescue personnel transported Barrera to Prosser Memorial Hospital to be treated for her injuries.

The WSP said negligent driving charges may be filed against the woman.

Barrera's Mitsubishi was totaled as a result of the accident.

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