Distribution of free food planned May 11

Families in need of food are invited to a distribution of free food at the Grandview Church of the Nazarene parking lot at 500 N. Elm St. on Monday, May 11, from noon until 2 p.m.

Annexation proceedings move forward

GRANDVIEW - The Port of Grandview, Lois Higgins Family LLC and Kenneth J. Castle have petitioned the city of Grandview to annex their properties.

Missoula Children’s Theater performance times changed

GRANDVIEW - The Missoula Children’s Theatre is in Grandview this week, helping children rehearse for two performances of “Blackbeard the Pirate.”

Swim lesson registration to start soon

Registration for 2015 swim lessons at the Grandview pool will be conducted at the Grandview Community Center (812 Wallace Way) beginning Monday, May 4.

Mabton to offer alternative for problem properties

MABTON – Mabton Mayor Mario Martinez has asked the city council to approve a pre-abatement program to help homeowners comply with city laws and clean up their properties.

Cedillo asks for chief search

MABTON – Offered a promotion to police chief of Mabton last week, Acting Police Chief Casimiro Cedillo instead requested the city open the position to all viable candidates and allow him to apply.

Lower water rates considered for seniors

MABTON – The Mabton City Council agreed to consider allowing seniors living outside the city limits to pay a lower water rate, similar to the rates seniors living within the city limits currently pay.

Training officer wants Mabton to allow neck restraint move

MABTON – Johnny Gusby gave an hour-long presentation on lateral vascular neck restraint to the Mabton City Council last week, explaining that the move is safe and effective in policing.

Mabton considering new vehicles

MABTON – The Mabton City Council agreed to allow staff to look for newer vehicles to replace aging and unreliable staff vehicles after a discussion of the city’s travel policy.

Community garden finds land to grow

MABTON – A proposal to create a community garden has gained ground in Mabton, with Mayor Mario Martinez proposing land near a city well for the placement of the garden.

Repair work funding OK’d

MABTON – In action last week, the Mabton City Council authorized a $30,000 budget amendment.

Horse massage class offered near Grandview

Sunny Acres Ranch near Grandview is hosting a special class for horse lovers.

Business tax seminar to be held in S’side

Rural Community Development Resources is sponsoring a free business tax seminar for Spanish-speaking business owners.

Comments sought on CAFO permits

A public listening session is scheduled next Tuesday, April 21, in Zillah as the state begins work to update the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) general permit requirements.

Volunteers needed to clean up, paint homes

The Loving Sunnyside Initiative organization invites everyone to help paint and clean up six homes in Sunnyside on Saturday, April 18.