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Unsung Heroes: 911 behind the scenes

Photo by Jeff Clemens Introducing all the PacCom 911 operators in celebration for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.
Photo by Jeff Clemens Introducing all the PacCom 911 operators in celebration for National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week.

Behind the scenes of every 911 call are the 911 Operators that make every emergency response possible and get help to residents in their most desperate and helpless time of need.

"We couldn't function without them," Sheriff Scott Johnson said. "They're a very important part of the wheel up here. And we're very lucky to keep them here locally. At one time we were looking at possibly having to close down our 911 Center and contract with another county. Luckily, that never happened."

PacCom has twelve 911 Operators who work varying shifts, but every minute of everyday the call center is staffed. They're determined to do everything they can to get you help. They come from varying backgrounds with one leaving nursing to become a operator to others who have worked there for over 10 years.

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Tsunami Roadshow stops in Raymond

Photo by Pacific County Emergency Management Agency - Daniel Eungard from Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources explaining to the audience inundation scenarios.
Photo by Pacific County Emergency Management Agency - Daniel Eungard from Washington State Dept. of Natural Resources explaining to the audience inundation scenarios.

Tuesday, April 10 the Tsunami Roadshow came into Raymond and stopped at the Raymond Timberland Library to inform citizens about the risk of a major earthquake and tsunami. A crowd of around 50 residents from all over Northern Pacific County attended.

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Spreading joy one car at a time

Bob Fehrenbach
Bob Fehrenbach

Walking into Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, among several other places, you can often see handmade wooden cars on the counter. The mystery behind the cars will lead you to a local craftsman by the name of Bob Fehrenbach who builds them to bring joy to children.

"I just can't get ahead," Fehrenbach said. "I just finished making 104 for the kindergarteners at Raymond, South Bend, and Valley. I made them kits that they have to put together themselves and sign when their done."

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Baby Titus gets a new heart

Baby Titus
Baby Titus

The family of Baby Titus has been waiting since January to see him improve. Susie Sickles, Baby Titus' grandmother, stated on Sunday in a message to the Town Crier, "Titus got his heart yesterday and all is well!" He will soon be off of the breathing machine and feeding tube. The community celebrates with the family but our hearts go out to the family who lost their young baby in order to give Titus a normal life.

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The Little Crane Cafe gives a bite of history

Damian Dazo (left) and Jason Dailey (right) cooking up a storm at the Little Crane!
Damian Dazo (left) and Jason Dailey (right) cooking up a storm at the Little Crane!

Little Crane Café in Vader isn't just a local hangout with awesome food, it's a place that many consider an institution. Jason Dailey operates Little Crane for his family. Customers come from all around to eat a meal and to enjoy the atmosphere.

Jason's parents, John and Ginny Dailey, purchased the restaurant with Ginny's sister in 1988. The Dailey's bought out Ginny's sister in the early 90's. Jason said, "my mom had always wanted a restaurant. She was working at Longview Fibre Mill and she saw this as a way to get out of the woods." The family has owned and operated Little Crane ever since. They also own J&G Grocery, which is located behind Little Crane Cafe.

Jason stated, "the Little Crane has been around since the 1950's and it is still serving the same comfort country food to this day." They recently changed the interior with new flooring, tables and chairs but the food quality and atmosphere has remained the same.

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Lunafest film festival coming soon

Lunafest, a national touring film festival featuring short films by, for and about women, will be coming to Lewis County on April 28 at the Historic Chehalis Theatre. Nine films from all over the world are short, humorous, poignant and thought-provoking.

Sponsored by the Lewis County American Association of University Women (AAUW), all net proceeds will benefit the Human Response Network of Lewis County and scholarships for Lewis County women and girls. Doors will open at 1:00 p.m. for complimentary refreshments from local restaurants, as well as browsing the raffle items. The ninety-minute film festival begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are available at Book N Brush in Chehalis, The Station in Centralia, AAUW members and online at www.lunafest.org/chehalis. Ticket prices are $20.

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Harbor Happenings

Pacific Transit System will hold its second 2018 regular quarterly Board Meeting on Thursday, April 12 at the Pacific County Commissioner's Meeting Room at 1216 W. Robert Bush Drive, South Bend. Meeting will start at 10:30 a.m. The public is invited to come and be heard.

BUNCO NIGHT: The Raymond Elks Lodge 1292 is sponsoring Kassie Koski who is going to the National Hoop Shoot in Chicago. The Raymond Eagles #1631 will be holding a fundraiser for Koski's trip on April 12 at 6:30 p.m. Come join them at the Raymond Eagles for a fun night of BUNKO/Silent Auction. Any questions or donations, please contact the Raymond Elks Lodge.

The Northwest Immigration Rights Project is announcing a Pacific County Know Your Rights Workshop on April 13 at the Raymond High School from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Legal consultations are available immediately following the workshop by appointment only. This event is open to all community members and interested individuals. All materials and education will be provided to participants in English and Spanish. There is no cost associated with the workshop or legal consultations.

The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding it monthly Council Meeting at 11:00 a.m. on April 14 at the Chinook Nation Tribal Office at 3 E. Park Street in Bay Center. The meeting is open to all tribal members and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at (360) 875-6670 if you have any questions.

Free tax return preparation: AARP tax aid volunteers will e-file your taxes for free. Come to the Raymond library every second and forth Saturday from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. They are there April 14.

The Genealogy Workshop is hosted by the Raymond Timberland Library on Tuesday April 17 and May 15 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Librarian Emily Popvich will lead workshops focusing on two different websites or databases each month. Bring your laptop or use one at the library for hands-on experience. Coffee and light snacks are provided by the Friends of the Raymond Timberland Library. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

IMPROV NIGHT at the Hannan Playhouse, 8th St., Raymond, on Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. All ages welcome. Com play theater games of all kinds. Come and watch or join in.

The North County Workshops seek public input on economic and tourism priorities in upcoming meetings. These workshops are scheduled for April 19 in South Bend at the Pacific County Commissioners Annex, May 10 in Raymond at the Grays Harbor College Riverview Campus, May 31 in Menlo at the Willapa Valley High School, and June 28 in Bay Center at the Faith Center Church. For more information contact Jim Sayce at commentsoedp@gmail.com or (360) 875-9330.

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TAC holds Community Town Hall

The Teen Advocacy Coalition invites you to a Community Town Hall. This free event will take place Thursday, April 12 at the South Bend Community Center. Dinner starts at 5:00 p.m. and the event begins at 6:00 p.m.

Topic of discussion: DEMYSTIFY VAPING

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