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122nd Annual Pacific County Fair

The 122nd Annual Pacific County Fair is set to kick off on Aug. 22 and runs through Aug. 25 with this year's theme "Coming Home." The annual fair brings families from all over Pacific County and beyond together.

The fair will have food vendors, a beer garden, live music, 4-H competitions, horse racing and cattle sorting, a traveling zoo, a cheerleading demonstration and much more.

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Photo by Jeff Clemens - Deputy Randy Wiegardt along with partner Ciko with Deputy Jesse Eastham in the back. Deputy Wiegardt was explaining to residents how he works with his K-9 partner and the commands he uses.
Photo by Jeff Clemens - Deputy Randy Wiegardt along with partner Ciko with Deputy Jesse Eastham in the back. Deputy Wiegardt was explaining to residents how he works with his K-9 partner and the commands he uses.

National Night Out brings community and law enforcement together

The Pacific County Sheriff's Office held a National Night Out on Tuesday, August 7 at the South Fork Landing Park next to the Northwest Carriage Museum. The event kicked off at 5:00 p.m. and ran until around 8:00 p.m that evening.

According to the Pacific County Sheriff's Office National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods a safer, more caring place to live.

Throughout the night well over 250 residents showed up from the surrounding communities to partake in the event. The South Bend and Raymond Police departments had vehicles on display and were available for questions or comments and even just a chit chat. Raymond Police Chief Chuck Spoor even had his brand new police truck out for display. The Raymond Fire Department also had vehicles at the event and had several firefighters mingling with the public.

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Pearson gets stiff sentence for eluding, bail jumping

SOUTH BEND - Jason George Pearson, 38, of Long Beach was sentenced to 4 years and 7 months in prison for attempting to elude a police officer and bail jumping.

In July 2017, The sentencing took place in Pacific County Superior Court Friday afternoon.

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Chris and Dan Gorton, Owners of Bonanza BBQ
Chris and Dan Gorton, Owners of Bonanza BBQ

Bonanza BBQ offers good eats

When we think of barbeque, we think of good ole' southern barbeque. Now, when you hear about barbeque in the area, you immediately think of Bonanza BBQ in Toledo, the place with the pig smoker in the front. Dan and Chris Gorton opened their first barbeque restaurant/catering business in 2015 and have been growing ever since.

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Young Marines start up in SW Washington

Young Marines start up in SW Washington

A new youth organization is coming to Southwest Washington to help the youth in our area. The organization is called Young Marines; their mission is to positively impact America's future by providing quality youth development programs for boys and girls. The program also helps the youth enjoy a healthy drug free lifestyle.

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Business and industrial park moves along in Winlock

The Winlock community continues to invest in infrastructure essential to developing the Benaroya Pacific Northwest Regional Logistics Center near Winlock.

During the last Legislative session Senator John Braun successfully advocated and retained $1.5 million in funding to extend utility infrastracture to the Benaroya site.

The City of Winlock will utilize the Legislative funding to build a 1.3 mile (7,000 feet) of waterline that will be extended to the south end of the Industrial Park.

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Habor Happenings

VFW Pacific Post 968 is holding regular monthly meetings every second Wednesday. Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at 308 Commercial Street in Raymond.

The North Pacific County Food Bank is open every Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The food bank is closed on holidays. Serving all of North Pacific County. For emergencies call (360) 942-4726.

FRENCH DIP NIGHT: The Raymond Eagles #1631 will be hosting a French Dip Night Thursday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 215 Third St. Raymond. Includes French dip sandwich, salad, and dessert for $8.

August 16, Thursday, Raymond Timberland Library presents Let Off STEAM: Get Ready for Fair, 11:00 a.m. to noon for teens. Explore activities that develop science, technology, engineering, art, and math skills. Use our supplies to get your Fair entry ready! For more information call (360) 942-2408.

Bay Center Arts and Flea Market. Come visit, shop and buy at the local outdoor market this Saturday, 8/18 starting at 9am. 228 Bay Center Road, Bay Center, WA. Get some fresh popcorn and hotdogs while seeing what the artists, craftspeople and vendors have to offer. All Welcome. For more info or to reserve your vendor space, call 503-913-1625 or find the event on FB too.

The Willapa Harbor Quilters meet at the First Baptist Church of Raymond each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., with exceptions in August and December. Visitors are always welcome. Coffee, tea and friendly conversation are available at all meetings. For more information contact the group's president, Becky Coburn, at 360-934-5567.

Pacific County Resolve Fertility Support Group meetings are the first and third Tuesday of every month at 707 Commercial St, Raymond WA.

Wednesday, August 22 marks the Opening Ceremonies for the Pacific County Fair at noon.

Watercolor classes for adults at Pacific Fine Art, 333 3rd st. the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for $15 and Children's classes are 2nd and 4th Fridays from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. Kids (5 to 14) supplies are provided. Class is $10.

The Dr. O.R. Nevitt Memorial Pool Board meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. in the meeting room of Raymond City Hall. Meetings are open to the public.

The Willapa Bay Fine Arts Association takes place on the 4th Saturday of the month at the Riverside Gallery in South Bend starting at 11:00 a.m. If you have questions email Robin at

Pacific County Fair Car Show is Saturday, August 25 starting at 10:00 a.m. at the fairgrounds in Menlo. Awards are given at 3:00 p.m. for Best of Show, Fair's Choice, People's Choice, Friends of the Fair Choice, Fair Ambassador's Choice. Raffle prizes are awarded throughout the day.

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