Friday, September 2, 2005
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
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
"This catastrophe has opened a lot of hearts,"
said Ramirez. "It's a time for all of us to stick together and help
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
Barrera's Mitsubishi was totaled as a result of the