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Sunday Easter Egg Hunt in Raymond

Photos by Daniel Enyart - Left, local youngsters fan out in search of Easter eggs at L.V. & Stella Raymond Memorial Park on Sunday. Right, a pair guards their take.
Photos by Daniel Enyart - Left, local youngsters fan out in search of Easter eggs at L.V. & Stella Raymond Memorial Park on Sunday. Right, a pair guards their take.
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Shoalwater Bay Casino in the midst of comprehensive renovation

Photo by Daniel Enyart - L to R, Josh Coit, Johnny Winokur, and Kenny Waltman
Photo by Daniel Enyart - L to R, Josh Coit, Johnny Winokur, and Kenny Waltman

Reopening scheduled for beginning of May

On Apr. 1 the doors of the Shoalwater Bay Casino were closed to the public, albeit only for 30 days. During this 30-day period the casino is undergoing a complete interior and exterior renovation.

According to casino General Manager Johnny Winokur, "The doors were closed March 31 at midnight, and we started the first hammer at 2 a.m."

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Herrera Beutler absent at Long Beach town hall

David McDevitt
David McDevitt

State and local officials gathered at a town hall meeting in Long Beach the evening of April 14. The event was hosted by the non-profit DoGoodnics, which co-founder Robert Brake described as having been formed two and a half years ago with the intent of helping other nonprofits in the peninsula area.

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STEAM Fair at Raymond Elementary

STEAM Fair at Raymond Elementary
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Transit board moves to address driver shortage

The Pacific Transit System Board voted to authorize Transit Director Rich Evans to make three additional hires in order to meet a shortage of drivers at the board's quarterly meeting on April 13.

The motion to allow Evans to hire one part-time driver in addition to two drivers who are each guaranteed a minimum of 75 hours a month was made by South Bend Mayor Julie Struck and passed unanimously. The motion also authorizes Evans to approve providing Commercial Driver License training for candidates at his discretion.

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Napavine mayor accused of misuse of public employees

City also looking to potentially terminate legal counsel

The City of Napavine is suffering from an assortment of complex problems that the Napavine City Council hasn't been able to correct. The issues surrounding our little city on the hill range from allegations of fraud by a city official, to an uncooperative and defiant city attorney who refuses to go away.

This story begins with several city employees who wish to remain anonymous who reached out to the Town Crier with an allegation. The anonymous sources allege that they witnessed Mayor John Sayers use city personnel to work on his personal vehicle. While it is illegal for Mayor Sayers to require city employees to work on his personal vehicle, the seriousness of the allegation is compounded by the possibility it was done on city time, with city equipment. The Town Crier made inquires to Mayor Sayers regarding the allegations and he did not deny them.

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Castle Rock FBLA members headed to state comp

Castle Rock FBLA members headed to state comp

Castle Rock FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) has seven very bright young women going to state for their business projects. These club members are Kaila Harris, Katie Garr, Bella Warner, as well as all four FBLA officers: Emily Daniels (pictured far left), Sara Waldman (front left), Victoria DelSasso (back right) and Isha Patel (far right).

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Napavine sweeps Rainier

The Napavine Tigers Softball team came out focused and aggressive for their doubleheader Saturday against the Mountaineers from Rainier. They were dominant front to back in a game that was highlighted by two teams heading in different directions in the standings. Napavine is 7-3 in league and hoping to catch up with Adna in the standings and move into third place. Meanwhile, Onalaska is directly behind them and also hoping to climb in the standings, so the Tigers are well aware that they cannot allow a let down of focus to creep in.

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New Winlock law office opens

Tonya Hebert
Tonya Hebert

Attorney Tonya Hebert explains why she's opted to relocate her practice to Winlock

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Ryderwood to hold town-wide garage sales

The weekend of April 28 - 29 marks Ryderwood's Spring Town-Wide Garage Sales. Held twice yearly on the last weekends of April and August, it's an event for which the town has become a bit famous.

Homeowners throughout town set up business in the alleys behind their homes in hopes that some of the items they no longer need will end up finding new homes. Maps of known sale locations will be available at the Cafe.

The Women's Club will hold their Super Sale at Pioneer Hall. They have quite a selection this year. Lunch (Polish dogs and chili with all the trimmings) will be served in Community Hall.

Ryderwood is located at the end of SR 506 at I-5 Exit 59. More information is available at ryderwood.org.

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Activity vs. Isolation

Activity vs. Isolation

Social media. Facebook, skype, email, texting, tweets, yadda yadda. In some ways, this has been a boon to our older population--and yes, many are very adept in computer-land. With the stroke of a few keys or buttons, you can be in touch with family, friends or organizations with like interests.
It's certainly a tool in reducing isolation to some degree. In some instances, getting out of the house is at the very least difficult, so staying in touch electronically can help. And some still prefer letter writing and the US Mail, thank you.
There are times, however, when face to face conversations in the flesh are more enjoyable--and beneficial. Hence the variously named Senior Centers, Activity Centers, Senior Activity Centers continue to be an active part of the community.

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The ABCs of Picking a Medicare Supplemental Policy

The ABCs of Picking a Medicare Supplemental Policy

Dear Savvy Senior,

Can you provide any advice on choosing a Medicare supplemental policy to help cover things outside of Medicare? I'll be 65 in a few months and could use some assistance.

Looking for Help

Dear Looking,

If you plan to enroll in original Medicare, getting a supplemental policy (also known as Medigap insurance) too is a smart idea because it will help pay for things that aren't covered by Medicare like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. Here are some tips to help you choose an appropriate plan.

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Issues on Aging: Advance Care Planning

Issues on Aging: Advance Care Planning

Advanced Care Planning. Some of you may already be aware of a survey sent out by our Advisory Council regarding advanced care. And some of you are thinking:

I have enough on my plate to just think about care planning. Do I need to think about "advanced" care planning?

Advanced Directives. Does that sound a little more familiar? It's all about issues we've visited before in this space. How to communicate what you want to happen (or not happen) with severe health issues when you can no longer make your desires known.

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