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WHH - Front Page

Fall razor clam season runs Thurs. - Mon.

Razor clam diggers got the green light for digs with an evening dig at Twin Harbors beach

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Kelly busted on four drug charges

Kelly busted on four drug charges

By GEORGE KUNKE

SOUTH BEND - Debbie Lynn Kelly, 55, was arrested and booked into Pacific County Jail last Thursday by the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office on four “probable cause” drug charges.

According to the county jail report, Kelly

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Raymond Library celebrates 100 years of service to area

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

Bored? Stop by the Raymond Library and select one or more from its 22,756 volumes on site – CDs, DVDs and audio books as well as hardback and paperback books.

Look into the library’s many reading programs for children and adults.

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RFD extinguishes truck fire on 101
Photo Submitted by Sarah Frank The Raymond Fire Department extinguished a semi-truck fire before it got out of hand last Friday on Highway 101.
RFD extinguishes truck fire on 101

 

RFD extinguishes

truck fire on 101

 

By GEORGE KUNKE

A truck pulling a trailer caught fire at milepost 60.5 (about one mile north on Highway 101) Friday morning. The Raymond Fire Department received the call at 10:24 a.m.

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Roberts makes history
Photo by Sally Kunke South Bend city clerk-treasurer Dee Roberts earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC) – the first time anyone has received that distinction in the history of South Bend.
Roberts makes history

By GEORGE KUNKE

SOUTH BEND –South Bend city clerk-treasurer Dee Roberts earned the designation of Master Municipal Clerk (MMC),

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WHH - Community

Dinner for Emma Fri.

 

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Everything Fitz at theatre Sun.

By GEORGE KUNKE

The Sunday Afternoon Live new season opens this Sunday with Everything Fitz at 2 p.m. at the historic Raymond Theatre.

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Fundraiser for Abby Turner

Help Abby Turner

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TC - Community News

14th annual Cowlitz Indian Tribe Pow Wow to be held this weekend
14th annual Cowlitz Indian Tribe Pow Wow to be held this weekend

The Cowlitz Indian Tribe will be "Honoring the Spirit of All Cowlitz People" at the 14th annual Pow Wow Saturday at Toledo High School.

The Pow Wow is a full-day event from noon until 10 p.m., and admission is free. Master of Ceremonies Don Ryan will conduct grand entries at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. with the assistance of Arena Director Ed Wulf. Head Woman and Head Man Dancers, Kevin and Jeanifer King (Cowlitz), will be your host throughout the day and into the evening. We are proud to present Grey Eagle as Honor Drum and 206 Singers as Host Drum.

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Dozens turn out for National Day of Service projects in Vader
Dozens turn out for National Day of Service projects in Vader

More than 60 volunteers from various churches spent Saturday morning painting, power washing, weed whacking and sprucing up the city of Vader in recognition of National Day of Service.

Part of projects going on around the country, as well as elsewhere in Lewis County, the National Day of Service was first established in 2002 by the Bush Administration as a way to commemorate those who fell in the line of duty while responding to the World Trade Center Attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Participation in the event had been a first for Vader and Mayor Ken Smith, who was among those growing calluses that day, said he was "startled" to see so many individuals participating (65 in all).

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Lifeboat playing at Fox Theater

Hitchcock classic Lifeboat will be shown at the Historic Fox Theater in Centralia Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 for Members, $8 for individuals or $20 for a family of 3-4 persons. For info, call (360) 807-8053.

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Performers dazzle at Ryderwood Variety Show
Performers dazzle at Ryderwood Variety Show

Pam Casady, Mary Cullen, Sharon Ruhl, Georgia Williams perform as a quintet of dancers during the Sixth Annual Ryderwood Variety Show Sunday. They joined acts both local and regional, including the Wrinkles Of Washington, a 55-and-older performance troupe. (Those who missed the show can see WoW perform thie December if Lacy and Olympia.) Proceeds from this, and other events, helped contribute to the Senior Services for the South Puget Sound, as well as a fund to help improve the Ryderwood Community Hall.

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WHH - Education

South Bend students to get 12 new musical instruments

The South Bend School District will soon receive 12 musical instruments, thanks to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, made possible by a generous grant of nearly $9,000 from the Hatfield Family Foundation.

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Sunday Afternoon Live's outreach program offers local students a chance to meet, greet entertainers

Students from the three local schools have a rare opportunity to see, hear and interact with professional musicians from the Canadian group Everything Fitz Sept. 23.

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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 09.18.13

The Wrinkles of Washington performance on Sunday afternoon was a wonderful treat for sure! I’ve never seen so many full chairs in our large Auditorium and all were pleased with what they saw and heard. This group has some really talented folks! The only slight (very slight) disappointment was the tap dancers couldn’t be heard on the stage’s carpeting. It would be great to have them come back. Even better, would be an opportunity to see their full show in December, either in Lacey or Olympia.

The humidity has been frightful lately. It reminds me of anywhere I’ve lived, where you have to keep rice in the salt shaker so that it will shake. Rice is also recommended when you get an electronic device (like a cell phone) wet. Turn it off, remove battery and "card" if possible and place in a closed container covered with rice. It’s worth a try.

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Toledo News 09.18.13

Toledo Class of 1968 is raising funds to purchase bricks for the Veterans Wall, honoring classmates who gave all and veterans of limited means. A challenge goes out to all graduating classes. Contact Bill Linn, wlinn@lcc.ctc.edu or (928) 446-1580.

Deadline looms: Bricks purchased by first week of October installed by Parade Day. Download form: www.toledolionsclub.org or contact Bob Schmid, dearoldbob@toledotel.com or (360) 864-8335.

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Winlock News 09.18.13

Our own Shirley Jones passed away on Sept. 3 of natural causes. Her life was filled with blessings. Her marriage to Oran Jones lasted for 62 years until his death several years ago, and they are survived by two children; Robert Jones and Patricia Driver, of Olympia. Our hearts go out to them as well as all of Shirley’s grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and friends that were left behind. You will be missed, Shirley.

Also, we lost former resident Beverly Townsend Sept. 11. She died due to complications from a recent heart attack and stroke. Prayers go out to all of her family, but particularly long-time member of the Winlock community Lisa Townsend. Bev was 91 years old and had lost her husband Newt, of nearly 72 years, just last year. We are sorry to lose you, Bev.

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EXTRAS

Budgets to be Voted on: Senior Districts

 

By BRUCE WALKER

Pacific County Assessor

 

It is that time of year when the various taxing districts are working on their budgets for the 2014 tax year. The budgets will be voted on and approved by each district’s commissioners at public meetings to be held in October and November. Please check the local newspapers for the times and places for these meetings.

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Termites are One of Our Most Important Structural Pests

 

It’s that time of year when both ants and termites are in flight as they mate and search for new places to establish colonies. Termites are often confused with ants.

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WHH - Obituaries

Roy Alvin Millican
Roy A. Millican
Roy Alvin Millican

Roy Alvin Millican, born In Raymond Washington in 1925, passed away peacefully

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TC - Obituaries

JoniBon Stevens

JoniBon Stevens, 59, of Ryderwood, passed away Sept. 10, 2013, in Olympia. Services for JoniBon Stevens will be held Oct. 27 at 1:30 p.m. at the Vader Grace United Methodist Church. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.

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WHH - Letters to the Editor

What’s Next with the PUD #2 Rate Increase?

To the Editor:

 

For the past few months many articles have been written, and meetings held going through the pros and cons of power extension from Raymond, to Tokeland, and then across the Willapa Bay oyster beds, and shipping channel to Oysterville.

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WSNA EndorsesYes on 522WSNA EndorsesYes on 522

To the Editor:

 

The Washington State Nurses Association has endorsed Initiative 522, to label genetically engineered foods.

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WHH - Local News

Cat shelter to open next month

The Harbor Association of Volunteers for Animals (HAVA)

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TC - Government

Shoreline planners to host upcoming open house meetings

Lewis County and the cities of Chehalis, Centralia, Winlock, and Morton are part of the Lewis County Coalition, which is in the early stages of cooperatively updating their Shoreline Master Programs (SMPs)The Coalition is working to ensure a regional approach to shoreline management. We encourage the active participation in the SMP update by all persons, private organizations, public agencies, and tribes that have an interest in the Coalition’s shorelines of the state. We want you to be involved in the update. Public open houses and visioning workshops for the County, Morton, and Winlock are scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Veterans Memorial Museum (100 SW Veterans Way, Chehalis) and Tuesday, Oct. 1, in Randle at White Pass HS (516 Silverbrook Rd.) Both events start at 6 p.m.

Please visit the Lewis County Coalition’s website for current information on the update, who to contact, how to be involved, and documents to download and review. The Coalition website is at: lewiscountywa.gov/communitydevelopment/shoreline-master-program-update.

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Surplus sales attracting bidders for City of Winlock
Surplus sales attracting bidders for City of Winlock

A successful sales campaign by the City of Winlock appears to be netting the city some success on eBay. Since last week, a row of surplus city vehicles (pictured) has been on display across from Cedar Village IGA and, as of press time, all items appear to have obtained bids of at least $700, with the highest at $1,800 for the street sweeper (furthest left). Bidding is expected to close around Wednesday morning and those sill interested in viewing the lots can do so by searching for the username Citysurplus98596. Proceeds will be allotted to the departments to which the vehicles originally belonged.

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Winlock still mulling marijuana moratorium

A public hearing on Ordinance 1008, a moratorium on recreational marijuana production and sales, was held during a recess at the Sept. 9 Winlock City Council meeting.

Fourty-three pages of Washington Administrative Code (WAC), a State Liquor Control Board statement, and City of Morton's Ordinance 2013-01 were included as reference guidelines for establishing Winlock's moratorium, which passed unanimously.

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WHH - Sports

Fastpitch tryouts

The Northwest Flash 14

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Gulls lose on late TD 28-21

Visiting Charles Wright Academy fought back from a 13-point deficit and scored from 1-yard out with 90 seconds to play to defeat Raymond 28-21 Friday night.

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Hyaks wallop Tribe

By GEORGE KUNKE

North Beach totally dominated South Bend 60-6

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Ocosta Invite

 

Battling mosquitos and runners from 13 schools, local runners competed on the 2.95 miles course at Ocosta.

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Runners compete at Ocosta
Dom Kudasik
Runners compete at Ocosta

Battling mosquitoes and runners from 13 schools, local runners competed on the 2.95 miles course at Ocosta last Saturday.

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Vikes fumble away victory; Flemetis rushes for 207 yds
Photo by Larry Bale Valley tailback Seth Flemetis rushed for 207 yards on 23 carries and 2 touchdowns and also led the Vikes on defense with 17 total tackles.
Vikes fumble away victory; Flemetis rushes for 207 yds

By GEORGE KUNKE

Willapa Valley blew a 9-point lead with 2 minutes to play during a 24-21 loss at the hands of the host Olympia junior varsity team at Ingersoll

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Vikes stop Pe Ell; Lady Indians beat Warrenton

By GEORGE KUNKE

Willapa Valley opened the volleyball season with a 25-14, 25-20, 25-17 win over visiting Pe Ell Thursday night.

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TC - Sports

T/W Cross Country makes statement at home meet
T/W Cross Country makes statement at home meet

During the first games and meets of the year, coaches have a lot on their mind starting with how their athletes will compete.

For the Toledo/Winlock Cross Country team, Coach Brian Layton had to be pleased during the team's first meet at Lewis & Clark State Park Wednesday. The local harriers placed six runners in the top 16 of a 55-person race and dominated five other teams from around Western Washington.

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TC Sports Report 09.18.13
TC Sports Report 09.18.13

The vaunted Toledo defense couldn't close the deal on Friday as Columbia (White Salmon) scored 14 unanswered points and slipped by the Indians in Trico League play. Taylor Hicks led Toledo in rushing with 92 yards while Kreed Askin added another 73 yards on the ground. Gage Madill went 2 for 3 for 58 yards passing including a 53 yard TD to Connor Vermilyea.

The Indians will host Forks this week in a non-league contest.

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TC - Police, Fire and EMS

Crime and Injury report 09.18.13

A Vader man was arrested for drugs and outstanding warrant Sept. 8, according to the Centralia Police Department

Victor J. Hobbs, 24, was contacted on the 600 block of Main St. at around 5 p.m. in response to reports of an individual yelling and wandering in and out of traffic.

After interviewing the suspect, he was booked for possession of methamphetamine as well as an outstanding warrant related to second-degree criminal trespassing and resisting arrest.

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WHH - Miscellaneous News

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WHH - Photos + Videos

A big ‘Thank you’ card!
Photo by Vivian Edersheim Michael and Diane O’Meagher stand in front of the Raymond Theatre marquee thanking them for their part in bringing Australian pianists Trysette and Fiona back to Raymond. The two performers played for a crowd Sept. 8. A “pas
A big ‘Thank you’ card!
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WHH - Humor

Oktoberfest September 28th

The Northwest Carriage Museum invites you to the Fifth Annual Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 28th from 5-8 p.m.

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Oyster Feed & Fly-in Sat.
Photo by Jerry Gould This “Chipmunk” was flown by one of the visiting pilot’s from last year’s fly-in at the Willapa Harbor Airport. The Chipmunk was the primary trainer used by the Canadian military. Today they’re popular among civilian pilots
Oyster Feed & Fly-in Sat.

The Fourth Annual Willapa Harbor Oyster

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SAL features fiddlin’ family for season opener

Sunday Afternoon Live will open Season 11 early to accommodate school schedules for members of Everything Fitz, a lively, high-steppin’ dance and fiddlin’ Fitzgerald Family troupe from Canada who last captivated local audience members in 2008.

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Town Crier News

General generator maintenance: Tips to keep an electric generator ready for disaster

Recent storms have reminded some of us a backup generator is important to keep around the house. But generators will do a family no good if they have been keept in poor condition, or have gone too long without service. The day the power goes out is a bad day to discover your generator has corodded spark plugs or burned out from lack of oil. Much of the regular maintenance on a generator is like that for a car, so be sure to follow these simple steps to keep your generator in working condition:

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