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WHH - Front Page

Miscommunication by PUD fuels questioning
Tempers ran high at the Pacific County PUD meeting in Raymond last Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 6) as concerned citizens continued to press the board
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School budget leaves students short

The 2013-2013 school budget for Raymond School District was approved last month after a late state legislature pushed back the date about a month. The budget approves the school to spend $6,977,403, with total revenue of $7,111,054.

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Total loss on house fire; man rescued in mud
Photo by Sally Kunke A fire at a residence in South Bend caused a total loss for the homeowner. A total of four fire engines were needed to extinguish the blaze. See story below.
Total loss on house fire; man rescued in mud

By GEORGE KUNKE

The South Bend Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 724 Dakota St. in South Bend late Sunday night (Aug. 4). The fire caused a “spot fire” on the roof of a neighbor’s house at 728 Dakota St., according to South Bend Fire Chief Alan Ashley.

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Vandalism, property damage spearheads Weyerhaeuser lockdown
Photo by Kayla Camenzind eyerhaeuser Company has made property policy changes, requiring permits for the public to access company property in Pe Ell and Vail during certain times of the year. Shown here is the Rock Creek A-Line gate, located near Pluvius.
Vandalism, property damage spearheads Weyerhaeuser lockdown
Weyerhaeuser is implementing a pilot recreation fee access program in the areas of Pe Ell and Vail. Residents, including Weyerhaeuser employees, who want to
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WHH - Community

Free P-T Testing for Poultry Exhibitors

The Pacific County Fair in Menlo Washington will be offering free P-T testing for poultry owners exhibiting in the fair. Testing will take place on animal entry day of the fair, Tuesday, August 20, from 3-6 p.m. Bring your home raised birds for testing then enter them in the fair!

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Pacific County Fair Schedule

Quilts and Roses,

Tails and Noses

 

Wednesday, August 21st

9 am – 4-H Poultry Show followed by Open Class Show (Poultry Barn)

10 am – 4-H Horse Events (Horse Arena)

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SBHS Class of ‘63 to celebrate reunion
The South Bend High School Class of 1963 will be celebrating their 50th
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TC - Community News

Centralia College receives diesel technology donation

The Centralia College diesel technology program received a major economic boost when NC Machinery donated $10,000. The National Caterpillar Foundation indicated it will donate an equal amount.

Miles Folks, manager of the Chehalis NC Machinery plant, presented the check to college officials.

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Diabetes prevention class being offered

Providence Centralia Hospital Diabetes and Nutrition Center and the Providence Boldt Diabetes Center are accepting applications for a 16-week program starting Sept. 11 to help those at risk for diabetes to avoid or delay developing the disease.

"Type 2 diabetes is one of the fastest growing diagnosis in the U.S. and in our area," said Linda Gooding, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator from the Providence Boldt Diabetes Center. "This class will help those at risk for Type 2 diabetes lose weight through healthy eating and physical activity."

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Fox Theater to show American Graffiti

The Historic Fox Theater will be screening 1970s classic American Gtaffiti Aug. 24 with two showings at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Also, join the excitement in downtown Centralia for the Lewis County Quarter Milers' Hub City Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The film is presented by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce and Historic Fox Theatre Restorations. Pre-sale tickets are available at Debbie's Boutique, HUBBUB, Holley's Place, and Santa Lucia in Centralia and Book 'n' Brush in Chehalis. Tickets are $7 for Members, $8 for individuals or $20 for a family of 3-4 persons.

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Rigsby, Phillips Headline 29th Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival
Rigsby, Phillips Headline 29th Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival

General Cotheren was still sweating the financial side of the 29th Mount St. Helens Bluegrass Festival on Friday. The event was held on the grounds of Toledo High School over the weekend, but the rest of the audience was more than satisfied with the product and experience on stage and among the oaks.

"I am still hoping for a big crowd on Saturday night," Cotheren said as he gazed at Friday night's audience numbering in the early hundreds.

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Toledo resident pays it forward after anonymous act of kindness

Jade Hill and Derrick Watts were astonished Aug. 2 at the Toledo’s Red Apple Market by an anonymous act of generosity. Recovering their composure, they "paid it forward" to the patron in line behind them.

Coming up short at the checkout counter, Jade selected a couple items to return but was informed by the clerk, "It's paid for."

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WHH - Education

A number of services at Library

The Raymond Library serves patrons of all ages in a variety of ways.

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SNAP school supplies distribution Aug. 20th
Distribution for SNAP school supplies takes place August 20th
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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 08.14.13

There has still been precious little rain as the dry summer weather continues. Please be careful with anything that might kindle a spark and keep debris cleaned up around all your buildings.

Activity leading up to the Aug. 23 and 24 Garage Sale Weekend is obvious all over town. The Map of home sales is growing daily – call me to add your address. Meanwhile, the ladies are working hard at Pioneer Hall for the big Women’s Club sale. Donations of clean, working and saleable items are gladly accepted at this time. Call Sharon at (360) 295-4014 for information or to volunteer your time.

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Toledo News 08.14.13

Bricks purchased now will be installed by Veteran’s Day Nov. 11 2013 on Toledo’s Wall of Honor. Pick up a form at The Wall, Timberland Bank or from Bob Schmid, dearoldbob@toledotel.com or (360) 864-8335.

Toledo Lioness Club now has tickets for Afternoon Tea 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at the Senior Center, $10. Contact any member or stop by Phillipps Insurance Group. Contact Rachel, rachel@phillippsins.com or (360) 864-8844.

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Winlock News 08.14.13

It’s that time of year again. Yup, the new school year is all set to start next month! As an aunt, I am very much looking forward to this event. A few local sports teams are just as eager to get everything organized. So…

Youth Football is currently signing up kids from 3rd through 6th grade. Since the season officially starts on Sept 7, and they’re hoping to have 10 practices in by then, you cannot sign up too quickly. The cost is $50 per child. Contact Mike Landry at (360) 785-4143 for details.

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EXTRAS

For Optimum Quality, Harvest Vegetables at the Right Time

 

By Donald D. Tapio

WSU Extension Regional Specialist

Grays Harbor County Extension

 

It’s that time of year when most gardeners are chomping at the bit to taste that first juicy, ripe tomato or first ear of corn. 

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Political Courage and President Ford’s Legacy

At a time when too many politicians are obsessed with their poll numbers and their legacy, Pew Research says Gerald Ford will go down in history as just an “average” president.

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The Faith of Evolution

First Baptist Church, South Bend 

Some think it odd to place 'faith' together with 'Evolution' in the same sentence.

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Walk, Don’t Shuffle. Eat, Don’t Shovel

Have you been sitting on the bed recently, wondering how you were going to get your socks and shoes on? Are you having trouble hearing your favorite TV programs, or reading the newspaper? Is the floor getting farther away when you drop something? How about getting out of your vehicle during errands in town?

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WHH - Obituaries

Linda Adams

Linda Adams, 65, died August 5th, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born in Raymond Wash. to the late Clarence V. and June A. (Heyting) Cone. She was a graduate of Willapa Valley High School. Linda married the love of her life, James Q. Adams, July 18, 1981 in South Bend, Wash.

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Lorn Pring

South Bend, Wash.

 

Lorn Pring, a South Bend resident, died Thursday, August 8, 2013 at the family home. He was born May 3, 1905 in Thailand.

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Sophia Kathleen Kelley
Sophia Kathleen Kelley, 94, passed away peacefully, July 22, 2013 in Redmond, Oregon. She was born in Pe Ell, Wash. March 1,
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VINCENT KIRKBRIDE SHAUDYS
VINCENT KIRKBRIDE SHAUDYS

Vincent K. Shaudys, a longtime South Bend resident, died Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at the Grays Harbor Health and Rehabilitation Center in Aberdeen. He was 85. Vincent was born October 2, 1927 in Newtown, Penn. to Vincent and Anna (Kirkbride) Shaudys. 

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Virginia "Ginny" Lee Armstrong
Virginia "Ginny" Lee Armstrong, 67, passed away on August 8, 2013 in Longview, Wash. at the Community Hospice Care Center.  She was preceded
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TC - Obituaries

Ruby Marlene Blum Collison

Ruby Marlene Blum Collison, of Winlock, died July 28, 2013. Born Aug. 28, 1953, she was 59 years old.

She was preceded in death by father Fred Blum, mother Pearl Blum and brother James Blum. She is survived by daughters, Lisa Dorn and Ingrid Bellissimo, brothers, Fred (Doddie) Blum, Paul (Shyrl) Blum, sisters Sally (Walt) Riker, Nancy (Tom) Gossan and Doris Blum, along with many grandchildren, nieces, nephews and a host of longtime friends.

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WHH - Letters to the Editor

Medicare and Savings…the Right Combination

To the Editor:

Medicare. Savings. Sounds like a good combination. Savings are generally a good thing. And anything that helps us reduce costs/increase funds is worth looking into; so let’s do it.

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PUD #2, “The Funny Farm”

To the Editor:

The PUD Commissioners meeting, was meant to be a serious meeting but turned out to be a comedy. The first comedy act was

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Respect Our Flag with Proper Handling Instructions

To the Editor:

Over many decades, millions upon millions of men and women have faithfully served in our armed forces, protecting our nation, our flag, our citizens.

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WHH - Local News

Work on Route 6
MENLO – Drivers who travel State Route 6 should plan for congestion and delays at the Willapa River Bridge starting Monday, Aug. 12, as bridge replacement work gets into full swing.
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TC - Government

Free sewer plants a reality, says Blue Array
Free sewer plants a reality, says Blue Array

Blue Array, the company which has been testing its portable sewage treatment technology in Vader since the end of last summer, has concluded their system not only works but could be inexpensive enough to offer to cities for free.

Co-owner James Reilly says the last several months have allowed his company to learn the portable systems, housed in shipping containers, are around one quarter the cost of original estimates to fabricate (roughly $400,000 rather than $2 million) and far less complex to maintain than expected.

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Toledo reviewing utility policies after receiving complaint of unfair billing
Toledo reviewing utility policies after receiving complaint of unfair billing

The Toledo City Council is reviewing their utility billing policies after hearing a complaint from a property owner who says he is being charged for services the city is not rendering.

Local property owner Roger Johnigk submitted a formal complaint to the council during their Aug. 5 meeting with legal representative Jim Nelson stating the city is billing Johnigk the equivalent of nine hookups for his apartment complex at 550 N 5th St. when only two water meters physically service the building.

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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury Report 08.14.13
A Winlock reserve officer has been hospitalized after a motorcycle collision near Chehalis Aug. 7, according to the Washington State Patrol.

Officer Randy Steger, 29, had been traveling westbound on SR 6, west of Chehalis, on a 2007 Harley Davidson when he attempted to pass a 1984 Chevrolet pickup that had slowed to make a left-hand turn. Steger struck the driver’s side of the truck, suffering a laceration to his foot, though neither the 22-year-old driver of the truck nor the 20-year-old passenger, both of Centralia, were injured.

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DUI enforcement patrols coming up

DUI is the leading cause of death on Washington roadways, accountable for nearly half of the 439 fatalities on our roads during 2012.

That’s why, between Aug. 16 and Sept. 2, extra officers will be looking for drivers under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs during the annual Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

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Volunteer EMTs sought at local agencies; training course to begin this fall
Volunteer EMTs sought at local agencies; training course to begin this fall

In less than a month, Centralia College will be accepting enrollment into their EMT training program and only a limited number of spots are available.

Potential students must be at least 18, will need to have the sponsorship of a local emergency response agency, a high school diploma or equivalent, a valid driver’s license and a score of more than 80 on a COMPASS Reading Test. Those who do qualify will need to be at the school’s Technology Building Friday, Sept. 6, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to register for one of the 20 slots available for the course, which begins Oct. 8 and runs through Jan. 23.

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WHH - Health

Thinking about Juicing? What You Should Know Before You Start

It’s no longer just celebrities, world-class athletes and alternative-lifestyle hippies turning to green smoothies and freshly juiced vegetable and fruits for improved health, says nutritionist and juicing pioneer Cherie Calbom, MS. (“The Juice Lady”).

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TC - LC's Most Wanted

Lewis County's Most Wanted - Ronald W. Carpenter
Lewis County's Most Wanted - Ronald W. Carpenter

Ronald W. Carpenter, 51, of Vader, is wanted by Lewis County District Court on $7,600 in warrants after failing to appear for separate charges of assault, fourth degree.

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WHH - Miscellaneous News

Coastline Roofing: We do it all

SOUTH BEND – In 2006, the Pacific County area saw the opening of what would become a very important business. Shane Moncy opened his doors at Coastline Roofing Systems in South Bend becoming a multi-service army of 7 when it comes to construction and roofing needs.

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WHH - Politics

Foursome make plea for dredging funds
From left are Dwight Eager, Richard Carroll, Senator Patty Murray, Dale Beasley and Jim Neva.
Foursome make plea for dredging funds
A local contingent recently returned from a trip to Washington, DC, where the foursome attended in excess of 30 meetings, pleading their case for continued dredging of the Ilwaco and Chinook entrance channels by the U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers.
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Town Crier News

Faring well at summer fairs
Faring well at summer fairs

The season of summer festivals is in full swing. Whether it's the county fair or a music festival, vendors are dishing up food that's often disastrous to healthy eating plans.

Some of the unhealthiest fare at the fair is fried, included fried Snickers bars, deep-fried butter, funnel cakes, and chocolate-covered bacon. With calorie counts ranging from 450 to 1,000, these popular festival foods can quickly sabotage your weight-loss efforts.

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