Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Pearl Hughes Guild to hold meeting Friday
The Pearl Hughes Guild of Seattle's Children's Hospital and
Medical Center will hold its first meeting of the new club year this Friday,
Sept. 16, at the Sunny Spot Restaurant in Sunnyside.
Guild members report that the Children's Hospital and
Medical Center calendars are currently available at Neva's Beauty Shop and
Scissor City Shop, as well as from all guild members. Proceeds from the
calendar sales will benefit the Seattle hospital.
Mabel Hendricks will provide the hostess gift at Friday's
meeting. The hostess gift program is yet another guild fund-raising project for
the Seattle hospital.
Reflexology treatments free
PROSSER - The International School of Reflexology and
Meridian Therapy, at its Prosser Westwind Martial Arts Studio campus, will
offer free reflexology treatments Monday, Sept. 26.
Linda Mackey said she and nine of her students will be front
and center at the studio (704 Sixth St.), making Lower Valley residents aware
of "Reflexology Awareness Week," designated for Sept. 19-25.
Washington state law allows reflexologists to work on the
feet, hands and ears of people without a massage license. Reflexologists
believe in the theory that the body is reflected on the feet through a system
of reflexes, and that the objective of the reflexologist is to stimulate those
Lower Valley residents interested in taking advantage of the
free 15-minute session on Sept. 26 are asked to call (509) 786-KICK or (509)
786-3419. Walk-ins, however, will be welcome that day from 9 to 11:45 a.m. and
from 1 to 3:45 p.m.
County seeking members for board of equalization
YAKIMA - Yakima County commissioners are currently accepting
applications to serve on the Yakima County Board of Equalization.
Those who are interested in serving on the board must meet
several requirements. They must be residents of Yakima County, at least 18
years old, able to attend scheduled hearings and be able to attend
state-mandated training within one year of appointment. Candidates may not hold
an elected office or be employed by an elected official, and a knowledge of
appraisal methods would be preferred.
The Board of Equalization is responsible for assuring that
all real and personal property entered on the county's assessment roll is at
true and fair market value. At a minimum, the board holds day-long hearings
seven to 10 times a year. Board members receive a $70 per diem, plus expenses.
The deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 7, at 4 p.m.
in the Yakima County commissioners office in the Yakima County Courthouse. To
receive an application or for more information call the Yakima County
Commissioners Office at 574-1500.
3.8 percent raise in insurance rates
The Department of Labor and Industries is proposing increasing
hourly workers compensation insurance rates by an average of 3.8 percent in
If adopted, say L&I officials, the higher premiums would
cover anticipated increases in the cost of medical and wage replacement
benefits paid to workers injured on the job.
One of five hearings around the state to take public comment
on the proposed increase is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13, at the Red Lion
Hotel Yakima Center. The hearing will begin at 10 a.m. and is open to the