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Flying through town

The Raymond Police Department snapped a photo of a UH1 Vietnam Era helicopter on it's way through town at the 101 Quickstop.
The Raymond Police Department snapped a photo of a UH1 Vietnam Era helicopter on it's way through town at the 101 Quickstop.
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Paving Paradise to Put in a Parking Lot

The Raymond City Council met on Monday, April 2 for a City Council meeting, where they first approved the agenda for the meeting and lead the meeting with the pledge of allegiance.

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Fatality west of McCleary

On May 1 at 6:37 pm the Washington State Patrol responded to a traffic accident a half a mile west of McCleary.

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Shadday sentenced for child molestation

Joshua Marvin Shadday, of Chinook, entered a guilty pleas to two counts of first degree child molestation in Pacific County Superior Court last Thursday.

Two young boys disclosed to their mother that her live-in boyfriend of several years (Shadday) had inappropriately touched them. According to authorities account, when she confronted Shadday, he sat on the ground and started crying, initially telling her that he did not remember doing anything, that he had been asleep. She kicked him out of the home and immediately reported the incident to the Pacific County Sheriff's Office.

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Old School Barber Shop in Downtown

Old School Barber Shop in Downtown

The Broadside Barber Shop has been in downtown Raymond since January of 2016 and is currently open from Friday through Sunday, from 10am to 6pm. Jacob Sullivan the owner, is originally from Portland. Sullivan comes from a background of sales and left a job cutting hair in Portland to move his business to Raymond. "I moved into this building in January of 2016, it took us a little bit to find a place here, no locations were available and there were only a few places that are even for rent," said Sullivan.

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Vitality Massage get Infrared Body Wraps

Photo by Patrick L Myers - Amy Woodard massage therapist of Vitality Massage ready for business.
Photo by Patrick L Myers - Amy Woodard massage therapist of Vitality Massage ready for business.

Vitality Massage has been in downtown Raymond since Brighton Rehab left Amy Woodard officially opened the clinic on December 1 of 2015. Woodard sat down with the Willapa Harbor Herald to discuss how she came to be a massage therapist: "I'm a massage therapist. I'm born and raised here," said Woodard, "I was 35 years old when I started to go back to college at Grays Harbor and I was going to be an ultrasound tech. I went to work over the summer for Cozy Little doing office work and she totally inspired me. Two months later I was starting massage school in Olympia," said Woodard.

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Spring has Sprung: Vader May Festival kicks off festival season

The color guard marching through the streets of Vader in last year's May Day Festival Parade.
The color guard marching through the streets of Vader in last year's May Day Festival Parade.

The annual Vader May Festival is the biggest event for the southernmost town in Lewis County and is the start of the local festival season. The May Festival is always well attended by the people of Lewis County. The May Festival honors the heritage of the town, which was founded in the 1880s as Little Falls. The town has grown from being home to a post office, hotel, general store, and a few settlers, to now having over 600 people in its quiet town.

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United defeats Stevenson in road trip

Photo by Brandon Patching United honored their seniors on Saturday. Pictured from Left to Right: Fernando Munoz, Nolan Patching, Miguel Del Campo, coach Horst Malunat, Orlando Hurtado, and Adair Garibay.
Photo by Brandon Patching United honored their seniors on Saturday. Pictured from Left to Right: Fernando Munoz, Nolan Patching, Miguel Del Campo, coach Horst Malunat, Orlando Hurtado, and Adair Garibay.

On Tuesday April 26 Adair Garibay recorded another hat trick and had one assist in a 7-0 league win over the Stevenson Bulldogs. Andreas Malunat and Gustavo Barragan each recorded a goal and an assist for United. Nolan Patching split halves in goal with Alan Contreras. Contreras played the second half in goal and converted a penalty kick in the 68th minute which was the final goal of the game.

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Fee Free Day at Washington State Parks

On May 8 all Washington State Parks will be having a fee free day. The theme is "Sunday Spring Day." Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather to take this Sunday with your family and enjoy the beautiful scenery the state of Washington has. A Discover Pass is not required for entry into the parks.

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Lewis County Law Enforcement honored for Excellence in Traffic Safety

An awards banquet was held last Friday, April 22, to honor local law enforcement and public safety officers who made a positive difference in making Lewis County roads safer in 2015.

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Community Farmers Market and McMenamins Olympic Club host Friends & Family Night

The Community Farmers Market in Chehalis and the McMenamins Olympic Club are once again partnering to offer a Friends and Family Night on Monday, May 23 at the restaurant & pub location in downtown Centralia. McMenamins will donate 50% of Olympic Club sales after 5 pm to benefit the Farmers' Market. Community Farmers Market vendors will provide local, seasonal products for menu specials and raffles.

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Scam warning from Aberdeen

On Wednesday, April 27 the Aberdeen Police Department received a fraud complaint from the City of Aberdeen Finance Director. The Director related that she received a fraudulent e-mail from someone pretending to be the Mayor of the City of Aberdeen requesting a wire transfer of money to pay for consultants. The director was suspicious and asked additional questions in an email conversation with the suspect pretending to be the Mayor and determined that it was a fraud. The director called the Mayor and confirmed her suspicions. It appears that the suspect gained access to the email system illegally. The suspect gained access to the email system illegally. The suspect was operating from out of state and was requesting that the wire transfers be sent out of state. Due to the careful checking by the Finance Director, no funds were transferred and the City didn't lose any money.

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Everybody's store locations slated to re-brand to "Thriftway"

Bo Winningham shows off the fresh produce in the Raymond location. After extensive remodelling of the Everybody's store the new owners are rebranding as Thriftway.
Bo Winningham shows off the fresh produce in the Raymond location. After extensive remodelling of the Everybody's store the new owners are rebranding as Thriftway.

The Everybody's supermarkets in Elma and Raymond are slated to be re-branded to Thriftway in a Grand Opening on May 4. Franchise Owner Matt Marcott acquired the Everybody's Supermarkets from Jake Myers in November of 2015. It's been six months since the brand has changed hands, and Marcott spoke to what it has been like running the new store locations, "The new ownership has gone well; we hired when we came in but every single person kind of ended up transitioning with us and so it was a smooth transition. At this point we have concentrated on item selection, we've brought in a lot of new items to the store, both conventional and natural," said Marcott.

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Privateer Beached

Photo by U.S. Coast Guard - A shipwreck is beached in Ocean Shores and will stay there for at least a couple of weeks due to the tides. The shipwreck is located North of the North Jetty in Ocean Shores where the privateer remains grounded.
Photo by U.S. Coast Guard - A shipwreck is beached in Ocean Shores and will stay there for at least a couple of weeks due to the tides. The shipwreck is located North of the North Jetty in Ocean Shores where the privateer remains grounded.
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Hearing held on Homeless Encampments

The Hoquiam City Council met on Wednesday, April 27 and held a public hearing on a proposed ordinance regarding the regulations for homeless encampments in the City of Hoquiam. The public present at the meeting showed support in their numbers, some voicing their concern that the ordinance may be too much.

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Need to Know 5.4.16

The First Friday of May will be held on May 6 starting at 5pm, be sure to come downtown and see the special deals at local businesses that will be open later than usual.

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Supreme Court to weigh ocean resource protection in Grays Harbor Crude-By-Rail Case

On April 27 the Washington State Supreme Court agreed to decide whether a state law to protect ocean resources applies to crude oil export projects proposed in Grays Harbor. The projects would move billions of gallons of crude oil out of Grays Harbor and through Washington's open ocean every year.

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