Local school board hosting legislative dinner

A Lower Valley school board legislative dinner is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 18, at Sunnyside's Denny Blaine board room.

Guest speakers will include Dr. Jane Gutting, superintendent of Educational Service District 105. Also planned is a round table discussion with Lower Valley lawmakers Dan Newhouse, Bruce Chandler and Jim Honeyford.

Those who want to attend the 6 p.m. dinner, at a cost of $15 per person, are asked to RSVP to Charla Graff (836-6521) by this coming Friday, Oct. 8.

Knitting classes begin Oct. 21

Knitting classes offered by the Sunnyside Parks and Recreation Department will start Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Sunnyside Senior Center (1400 Federal Way).

Class dates will be Oct. 21 and 28, and Nov. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. each of the three nights. Class fees are set at $10 for those who reside within the Sunnyside city limits, $12.50 for all others. Participants must provide their own knitting supplies, including yarn and needles.

Registration is underway at the local parks and rec office (837-8660).

Yakima County commissioners forum Oct. 14

GRANDVIEW - Candidates vying for the Yakima County Commission will participate in a forum Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Grandview Senior Center (401 W. Second St.).

The Grandview Kiwanis Club is sponsoring the candidate forum, which will begin at 7 p.m. The forum is open to the public.

County commissioner candidates for District 1 include Mike Leita, Erv Wandler and Earl S. Lee. County commissioner candidates for District 2 include Sandra Swanson, Ron Gamache and Paul George.

REC board

to meet Oct. 19

GRANDVIEW - The Lower Yakima Valley Rural Enterprise Community board of directors is scheduled to meet Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Grandview Senior Center.

The 6:45 p.m. meeting is open to the public.

Mabton veterans

make plans for holiday dinner

MABTON - The Mabton VFW Post, in conjunction with other Mabton volunteers, are making plans for the annual Mabton Senior Citizen Holiday Dinner to be held Sunday, Dec. 5.

The dinner, which is open to all Mabton seniors, will be held at noon at Artz-Fox Elementary School.

The annual dinner, hosted by the Mabton veterans, requires the help of Mabton citizens to collect donations for the free pre-holiday dinner, which typically feeds between 50 and 100 community elders, according to Daryl Wetherell of the VFW.

He urges

people wishing to donate to the senior citizens dinner to call him at 839-5024, or Sandy Pierce, 894-46


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