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Showing 20 articles from March 18, 2014.

WHH - Front Page

A-1 Students
Two of the first place winners at the Raymond Science Fair included Breauna Bowling and Colton Nussbaum. Bowling questions the aerodynamics of differing sized paper airplanes. Nussbaum experiments with different growth soils.
A-1 Students

Two of the first place winners at the Raymond Science Fair included Breauna Bowling and Colton Nussbaum. Bowling questions the aerodynamics of differing sized paper airplanes. Nussbaum experiments with different growth soils.

 

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Commissioners pass several items at meeting

 

By SCOT PEARSON

 

SOUTH BEND – During the March 11, Pacific County Commissioners meeting, a few items were deferred for later action from the extended agenda, after the consent agenda was approved during a quick Board of Health meeting.

 

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Dug Tour stops in Raymond
Photo courtesy of Doug George Doug George rocking his bass and signing during a past gig.
Dug Tour stops in Raymond

Benefits cancer victim

By SCOT PEARSON

Scheduled for the weekend of March 21, the Dug Tour will be landing at Harley’s Bar and Grill in Raymond. The Dug Tour, a charity event under the Spody Fest umbrella, is out to raise money for former Raymond resident Doug George, who is battling a brain tumor.

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Layman introduced as chamber director
Michelle Layman
Layman introduced as chamber director

The Willapa Harbor Chamber of Commerce introduced its new director, Michelle Layman, at last Monday's (March 10) monthly meeting. Layman officially began her role as director in March after training in the job in late February with her predecessor Laurie Johnson. 

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Mission Creek offers more than a helping hand to Peru

Donations welcome

to help fund trip

Mission Creek will once again donate their kind hearts and strong work ethic to helping the people of Peru. Sixteen people from Mission Creek Christian Education Center will be going to Iquitos, Peru. The contingent of volunteers includes Galen and Mary Nell Ellingsen, South Bend; Mark Trethewey, Chehalis; Ken and Destiny Boyes, Raymond; Karli WIlson, South Bend; Niko Granato, Raymond; Alix Klus, Raymond; Diana Voloshina, Bellevue; Selena Clayville, Dallas, Oregon; Seth Ehrlich, 

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What kind of boom will marijuana industry bring?

By SCOT PEARSON

With the passing of Recreational Marijuana use back in November of 2012, Washington State officials have been working to prepare for the potential wave of new commerce. Some estimates tout a national marijuana industry in the ballpark of $20 billion, if taxed at specific levels.

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WHH - Community

Adopt-A-Basket

March 20 is the first official day of spring and I think the majority of us are ready to say, “Hello Spring”! 

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Lent Soup & Services

The Willapa Harbor Ministerial Association is sponsoring 

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WHH - Education

Chili Cook-Off this Saturday

The South Bend Kiwanis is holding its Second Annual Chili Cook-Off this Saturday, March 22. 

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RHS Math Team takes second
Photo by Don Helve From left are members of the second-place Raymond HS Math Team, including are Genezaret Quintana, Josue Quintana, and Grant Camenzind.
RHS Math Team takes second

The Raymond High School math team, sponsored by the Raymond Schools Foundation generous grant, competed in the Washington State Math Council regional competition at Tumwater and came away winning a third-place award in each of the three competitive divisions.

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WHH - Local News

‘Tin Man’, reflects its role in treating stroke, heart disease
Photo by Vivian Edersheim Cherry Barnum, left, presents a gift certificate to Norma Gray for her winning entry in the “Name the Robot” competition sponsored by the Willapa Harbor Hospital Auxiliary. Gray’s suggestion, “Tin Man”, is the new moni
‘Tin Man’, reflects its role in treating stroke, heart disease

Hospital robot’s new name

By VIVIAN EDESHEIM 

SOUTH BEND – In Frank Baum’s classic, “The Wizard of Oz,” Tin Man wanted a heart and Dorothy helped him get it.

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Rockett awarded Agent of the Year
Bob Rockett named 2013 Agent of the Year for the Tacoma General Office of New York Life. He was presented the award by the Managing Partner, Dan Rioux, at the Canterberry Country Club in Gig Harbor in January.
Rockett awarded Agent of the Year

Bob Rockett , owner of R&S Financial in Raymond, was awarded the 2013 Agent of the Year award for the Tacoma General Office of New York Life.

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TC - Government

Toledo approves $7.4 million bid for new sewer plant

The Toledo City Council has approved a contractor to build their new sewer plant and construction is expected to begin by mid-spring.

Rotchy Inc., based in Vancouver, was selected as the lowest responsible bidder during the March 17 City Council meeting after having submitted an estimate of roughly $7.4 million for plant construction. The company came with a positive recommendation from City Engineer Mike Johnson, of Gray & Osborne, who said his company is currently working with Rotchy Inc. on a separate project in Olympia.

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Vader looking at possibility of a surplus as 2013 books are closed

The City of Vader may be looking at a financial surplus in their General Fund for 2014 as City Hall begins to close the books on last year.

It was reported during the March 13 Vader City Council meeting that, between unexpected tax revenues and lower-than-anticipated expenses during 2013, the city could be looking at a surplus of between $25,000 and $30,000 in unexpected carryover.

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Vader to host workshop for sewer treatment challenges

Vader will be hosting a public workshop this Friday to help residents understand the many challenges facing the city’s sewer services.

Taking place between 1 pm and 3 pm in City Hall, the workshop will feature Department of Commerce official Cathi Read, who has been working with Vader as part of a state outreach program to help develop small rural communities.

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WHH - Sports

Mules top Vikes in golf

Host Wahkiakum defeated Willapa Valley by 17 strokes at a boys' golf match last Thursday at Cathlamet. North Beach was a distant third at 251.

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Name the Mascot
Name the Mascot

There's a fun, free contest for all players signed up with Willapa Harbor Baseball.

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Raymond Winter Sports Awards

Raymond High School conducted its Winter Sports Banquet with the following award winners announced by athletic director Jason Koski.

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WHH - Photos + Videos

Character counts
Character education is an important part of Raymond Elementary School. As part of our commitment to stress the values taught through Character Education, the staff recognizes a student from every class each month that exemplifies that month's highlighted
Character counts

Character education is an important part of Raymond Elementary School. As part of our commitment to stress the values taught through Character Education, the staff recognizes a student from every class each month that exemplifies that month's highlighted character trait. This recognition includes the students' pictures being posted on our Character Wall along with a special lunch at Slater's Diner. Congratulations to the following students for being selected for Trustworthy:front, from left: Megan, Emma, Alex, Katelyn, Rainna, Josue,and Kole; back from left: Jairo, Joseph, Hayden, Ruby, Adrienne, Betzy, and Tina.

 

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Democrat of the Year
Peninsula resident Bill Grennan was honored as the Pacific County Democrat of the Year at last week's annual Democrat Crab Feed at the Willapa Harbor Community Center in South Bend. Presenting the award are State Committeeman Doug Kess and Pacific County
Democrat of the Year

Peninsula resident Bill Grennan was honored as the Pacific County Democrat of the Year at last week's annual Democrat Crab Feed at the Willapa Harbor Community Center in South Bend. Presenting the award are State Committeeman Doug Kess and Pacific County Democrat President Karen Spackman.

 

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