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Pacific County Fair awarded much needed grants

The Pacific County Fair has been awarded two separate grants that will enable some much need upgrades and repairs to the grounds.

Bill Monohon took over as the manager of the Pacific County Fair in April and quickly learned that grants were open with only a short time to apply. "When I first started in April after Dosti, I started going through our mail here," he said. "I stumbled upon a piece of mail that had information for some grant money. So I fired off an email to see if there was still grants and learned there was and I barely had a few weeks to apply."

Monohon openly admitted he had no experience writing grants, but figured it couldn't hurt to try. Mentioning though, that he had previous management experience in a large gas company and drew upon that experience to get things moving on the grants.

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Community Center: MOU? Or Not?

Alliance for Better Community has been eager to get going with plans at the Raymond Theatre Community Center, but things didn't go as planned when sparks flew at the Raymond City Council Meeting on May 21.

At the prior City Council Meeting it was agreed upon that the city would allow ABC a trial run at the Community Center free of charge to see what they could do. However, a MOU [Moratorium of Understanding] needed to be drafted and approved by the City Council before any action could take place. A drafted MOU missed a few steps along the way when City Attorney Will Penoyar nor the council were able to look it over before Mayor Nordin signed it.

After public comment was allowed and Kyle Hubly, who is associated with ABC, expressed his irritation with the ongoing process. Councilor Pam Nogueira-Maneman chimed into the debate when she asked Mayor Nordin what exactly happened.

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Logger seriously injured

Wednesday, June 6 at approximately 8:25 a.m. the Raymond Fire Department and Pacific County Fire District 3 were dispatched to a report of an injured logger.

The accident happened 8.5 miles up Wilson Creek north of Old Willapa when a tree hit a timber cutter roughly 500ft down a canyon. Once on scene Raymond Fire and PCFD 3 learned the victim had serious injuries to his head, chest, and spine.

Airlift Northwest was called to the scene to transport the patient to Harborview due to the severity of his injuries and the distance and time to the nearest hospital.

The logger has been identified as 45-year-old Seqouyah Lorton. He has family in both Pacific and Grays Harbor counties. His sister Kelly Lorton has informed the Herald that he is still at Harborview and they're holding hope he will progressively improve with time. At the the time of the incident Lorton was paralyzed from the neck down.

A GoFundMe page has been created to help Lorton's fiance and children at this difficult time at https://www.gofundme.com/help-sequoyah-and-family. A separate fundraiser has been set for July 28 at Oakridge Golf Course in Elma where a tournament and silent auction will take place.

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Good Ol' Eggs

Duaine Miller in front of his Model A is one of the Good Ol' Eggs.  The Good Ol' Eggs are those that have lived in Winlock all or most of their lives over the age of 80.
Duaine Miller in front of his Model A is one of the Good Ol' Eggs. The Good Ol' Eggs are those that have lived in Winlock all or most of their lives over the age of 80.
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Egg Day Race benefits Youth Wrestling

Egg Day Race benefits Youth Wrestling

Winlock-Toledo Youth Wrestling is sponsoring the 5-mile run on Egg Day with proceeds going to the Youth Wrestling Program.

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Egg Day is coming soon

Cris Dodd and Stormy Bradley, Winlock City Office Staff is getting the streets ready Egg Day.
Cris Dodd and Stormy Bradley, Winlock City Office Staff is getting the streets ready Egg Day.

The Egg Day Celebration begins at the Winlock Community Building located at 607 NW Kerron Avenue, on Friday, June 15 at 7:00 p.m.

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How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

How to Find Retiree Travel Perks

Dear Savvy Senior,

What types of travel discounts are available to older travelers? I just retired and am interested in learning about travel deals for people over 60.

Ready To Go

Dear Ready,

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Harbor Happenings

Mission Creek Cherries from Yakima are back again just in time for summer. Available starting June 7 & 8 at Dennis Company and in the lot across from Chen's $3 lb. for Bing and $3.75 lb. for Rainiers.

June 9, Saturday, Waikiki Beach Concert: Wamba at 7:00 p.m at Cape Disappointment State Park. Musicians from the US and Ghana (West Africa) improvise traditional African music, jazz, funk, calypso, reggae, and more. Thanks to the Friends of the Columbia River Gateway, and other sponsors, for their support of the Waikiki Beach Concert Series. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is REQUIRED. Call (360) 642-3029 for more information.

June 12, Raymond Timberland Library presents Lifestory Writing Workshop from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. for adults. "Everyone can write stories," insists Charley Kempthorne, a writer and teacher. Join him and his wife June in a writing workshop to learn how to tell your family's story. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

The pool is getting ready. Wednesday, June 13 and Thursday, June 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. the pool is open to sign-up for swim lessons, swim team and water aerobics. Monday, June 18 is Opening Day for the pool.

Summer Kick Off presented by Raymond Timberland Library is on June 14 for all ages from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come start your summer off right at the library. This event is part of the Summer Library Program, which is a district-wide program. For more information call (360) 942-2408.

The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding it Annual General Meeting on June 16 at the South Bend High School Cafeteria. Registration starts at 9:00 a.m. and the meeting at 11:00 a.m. 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 questions.

On June 16, the Bay Center Women's Club and the Bay Center Association are hosting the first Bay Center Fire Department brunch/breakfast to help raise funds for the Bay Center Fire Department. We will have sausage and gravy over biscuits, pancakes and bacon and fruit cups plus coffee and orange juice. The event will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon at the Bay Center Volunteer Fire Department, 4 Harrison Road off the Bay Center Road in Bay Center. The cost is $5 a plate or $18 for families of four to six. All profits will go to our fire department. So, come and kick off Father's Day Weekend with a delicious breakfast. See you there.

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Sheaffer: Community Fair

Sheaffer: Community Fair

Community forums, events, fairs...whatever form they take, they usually provide at least a couple things:

  • Information about resources and services

  • A chance to meet people face to face, and to ask questions
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