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WHH - Front Page

All counties heading into drought conditions
All counties heading into drought conditions

Over the past few months Governor Jay Inslee has moved the drought needle from a partial drought in May extending the drought for the state in April and now 98.6% of the State of Washington is considered to be in a severe drought.


Washington State Ecology Director Maia Bellon advises that if conditions remain the same, all 39 counties in the state of Washington will qualify for Federal Disaster Relief because of drought conditions.


"The state is considered to be in a severe drought conditions. Conditions worse than we saw in 2001 or 2005," said Bellon, "I have said it before and it remains true today, we have never experienced a drought like this."

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Wallace's Pond getting too warm
Wallace's Pond getting too warm

A walk in the park turned out to be a little more than a couple of girls from Lewis County were expecting, last week.

"We went out for a walk at the South Lewis County Park Pond (Wallace's Pond) and started seeing dead fish," was the story from Katie Mullert and Madison McLean.

When they were done they had counted at least 111 dead trout in and around the pond.

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Hydrant flushing causes minor concerns

The eight-minute Raymond City Council meeting started at 6 pm at the Raymond City Council Chambers, with a quorum in place to conduct the business at hand.

Making prior arrangements, council members Betty Sovereign and Dee Roberts were the two council members not present for the July 20 meeting.

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THC makes first delivery
THC makes first delivery

A year into the Washington State Marijuana industry we still see more producers entering the market for the first time. One of the newest arrivals is THC or Two Heads Company based in Raymond.


Settled into one of the Port of Willapa Harbor properties, THC caught a lucky break gaining access to the quickly filled facility after a medical marijuana producer had to move out.

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$20 increase in Sept.: South Bend to raise sewer rates

SOUTH BEND - It was a somber and long meeting at the last South Bend City Council meeting on July 13. The meeting, possibly a record for the current sitting city council, lasted just under 1.5 hours with an agenda numbered into the twenties.

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15th Annual Willapa Bay Relay for Life
It's all about helping each other during Relay for Life. Friends Family and neighbors join together to help the fight to defeat cancer.
15th Annual Willapa Bay Relay for Life

The 15th annual Relay for Life of Willapa Bay will be held at the Raymond High School on Saturday, July 18 at 12pm and will go until midnight.

The organization hopes to raise over $41,000 this year, and money raised at the Relay for Life will go toward the American Cancer Society's research, education and other efforts to end cancer. With nine teams participanting so far, and 104 individuals, the current total raised is closing in on $23,000.

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Smith Creek Blueberries ready to harvest
Smith Creek Blueberries ready to harvest

This past weekend opened up the harvest for Blueberries with local residents making their way out Smith Creek to grab a few handfuls of the ample berries at the Smith Creek U-Pick Blueberry Patch.


Abel and Ravenel Staricka are into their ninth season as the latest owners of the Smith Creek Family Hobby Farm and utilize the one-acre Blueberry patch to allow residents to stop in and take a few buckets full of berries as a u-pick patch.

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Time to by your Buttons for the PC Fair
Sandra Sanchez
Time to by your Buttons for the PC Fair

It is that time of year again when residents in the Harbor are thinking about the Pacific County Fair.


This year the race for Fair Queen may have already been decided with only one young lady stepping up to run for the position of Fair Queen.

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TC - Front Page

Totem Pole Celebrates Community
Totem Pole Celebrates Community

Thursday July 16, Liz Schroeder erected her hand carved homemade totem pole, and Roy Wilson, Spiritual Leader of the Cowlitz Indian Tribe, made an appearance to bless it. Schroeder, and two other companions, Tam Hinck and John Fielding have been in the works with the totem pole for almost a year and a half. Schroeder had been interested to try woodcarving, and took the necessary steps and found the appropriate people to help her after she had been gifted a cedar log.

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Wallace's Pond getting too warm
Wallace's Pond getting too warm

A walk in the park turned out to be a little more than a couple of girls from Lewis County were expecting, last week.

"We went out for a walk at the South Lewis County Park Pond (Wallace's Pond) and started seeing dead fish," was the story from Katie Mullert and Madison McLean.

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Winlock: Two in Custody Attempted Murder
Winlock: Two in Custody Attempted Murder

An adult and teenager are in custody after an attempted murder in Winlock Saturday evening.


The 20 year old victim, from Winlock, was waiting for a friend to pick her up near Winolequa Park in Winlock, Saturday evening, when she was shot in the back with a .22 caliber round.

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WHH - Community

Baked goods for sale - Relay for Life Fundraiser

The Wolf Pack will be holding a Relay for Life Bake sale on Friday July 17, the day prior to the Relay for Life of Willapa Bay. One of the nine teams participating in the July 18 Relay, to be held at the Raymond High school starting at noon, Team Wolf Pack will be tempting people outside Growers Outlet located at 613 Montana Avenue in South Bend starting at 12 noon.

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New prescription drop box

An anonymous amnesty prescription drop box is now available for public use located outside of the Sheriff's office and Public Safety building. A ribbon cutting will be held Thursday, July 16 at 12pm and the public is encouraged to attend.

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Relay for Life Scheduled Program

Saturday July 18
12- Noon Opening Ceremonies, speaker Sherilyn Wildhaber - First Theme Laps; Survivor, Caregiver, Sponsor and Team Laps.

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Summer Children's Theater: Willapa Players Children's Program Perform Show
Acting is not just about delivering your lines but also being animated. Here the actors get a little wild on stage during a practice run of "the Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge."
Summer Children's Theater: Willapa Players Children's Program Perform Show

The Willapa Players' Children's program will be presenting two one act shows for their summer program. "The Haunting of Chip Lake Lodge" by J. Robery Wilkins and "The BFG" by Roald Dahl will be performed by 15 local youth. The show will run Friday July 17 and Saturday July 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday July 19 at 2:00 p.m. at the Hanna Playhouse of 8th Street in Raymond.

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TC - Community News

Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.


Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients. Despite travel and other activities that may cause some donors to be less available to give, the Red Cross must collect 15,000 blood donations every day to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,600 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.

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WHH - Education

Hearts for the Arts

The Willapa Heritage Foundation announced in May that they would be awarding up to $1,000 to an area student who will be a freshman in college this fall majoring in the arts.

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Raymond HS Band car wash
Raymond HS Band car wash

The Raymond High School Band is out making money for a trip to Disneyland next year.

Last week and this coming weekend members of the RHS Band will be washing cars at the Pioneer Grocery in South Bend.

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Willapa Valley Students Compete in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference
Willapa Valley Students Compete in STAR Event Competition at FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Amber Anderson and Claire Borg, ninth graders at Willapa Valley Middle School, in Menlo, earned gold medals for their STAR Event in Washington DC. Almost 8,000 Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) members, advisers, alumni, and guests from across the country gathered in Washington DC for the 2015 National Leadership Conference. The conference was based on the student-originated theme "Together We Are....Healthy." Amber and Claire were among the 4100 members and took part in STAR Event Competitions at the conference. The girls helped celebrate FCCLA's 70th birthday, attended workshops on teen issues and were able to tour several museums, monuments, and government buildings at our nation's capital.

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TC - Regular Columns

Ryderwood News 7.22.15
Ryderwood News 7.22.15

It's time to mention Ryderwood's upcoming town-wide Garage Sales the weekend of August 28th and 29th. For those who are new to the area, these sales are held the last weekends of April and August. They are very popular, well-advertised and bring lots of visitors to town to cruise the alleys looking for good deals. For those whose homes are too small for all their belongings, now is a good time to plan for a sale or make donations to the Women's Club for their sale.

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Toledo News 7.22.15
Toledo News 7.22.15

Pat says: Children's Page Turner July 22 features Fractured Fairy Tales 1:30-2:30 p.m. July 23 Adult Page Turners meet fourth Thursdays 1:30-2:30 p.m. Our bake/book sale netted $265.00 and we are looking into a book drop for TCL books. We could still use some more regular sized legos. Call (360)864-4247 or visit https://www.facebook.com/FriendsToledoTimberlandLibrary

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Vader News 7.22.15
Vader News 7.22.15

Vader City Wide Yard Sale. Saturday August 1. Call Judi to get on the map. 295-3036

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Winlock News 7.22.15
Winlock News 7.22.15

The Renegade Rooster-Winlock History Collection is a place where you can find many things of days gone by. Roy Richards is a great guy, he has a huge collection of items from Winlock and the area that show items that we used around here many years ago. I have not been yet but, I have been hearing great things about it. The Renegade Rooster is open by appointment: Roy is located at 558 Rhoades Road in Winlock. He also has a Facebook page and you can view many of the items that are there. I am amazed that Roy has spent so much of his own money and time to help others remember how things used to be. He is also a really nice guy and you will enjoy meeting him and chatting things up!

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WHH - Obituaries

In Loving Memory of Chester Theodore Peterson
Chester Theodore Peterson
In Loving Memory of Chester Theodore Peterson

Chester Theodore Peterson, 98, of Seattle Washington passed peacefully at his home on July 15, 2015. Beloved father to Anne Peterson Duryee (David), Calmar Theodore Peterson, John Stanley Peterson, Amanda J. Lani Schonberg (Paul) and Christopher Daniel Peterson, Sr. (Melody).

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In Loving Memory of Cyril Sutton Stewart
In Loving Memory of Cyril Sutton Stewart

Cyril Sutton Stewart: (Uncle Jimmy) 1921-2015. Passed away peacefully on May 25, 2015, at his home in South Bend, WA. Born in St. Catherine, Jamaica but lived in the USA for over 60 years, he is survived by his niece, Marylin Chlup and her husband Harold, of New ...

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In Loving Memory of Lucille J. Totten
In Loving Memory of Lucille J. Totten

Lucille J. Totten, a lifetime Raymond resident died Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the Alder House Assisted Living Facility in South Bend; she was 93. Lucille was born July 3, 1921 in Raymond, WA to Robert Sr. and Effie (Jouper) Hoffer.

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In Loving Memory of Oscar F. Holm
In Loving Memory of Oscar F. Holm

Oscar F Holm 1-14-1922 - 4-5-2015 Beloved Father and grandfather died Easter Sunday after a month long struggle with cancer. He was surrounded by his family and died peacefully at home where he lived with daughter Elizabeth Ranucci and family. Born in Portland Or. ...

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In Loving Memory of Richard
Richard "Dick" Dale Runyon
In Loving Memory of Richard "Dick" Dale Runyon

Richard "Dick" Dale Runyon, 88, of Raymond, Washington passed away on July 11, 2015 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. He was born on June 30, 1927 in Spokane, Washington to Harold and Laura Runyon.

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WHH - Letters to the Editor

Invitation to Cancer Survivors
Invitation to Cancer Survivors

To the Editor;

I would like to invite all cancer survivors to participate in the survivor lap at the 15th annual Relay For Life of Willapa Bay on Saturday, July 18 at the Raymond High School track beginning at 12 noon.

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WHH - Local News

PUD will build new addition

At the last PUD meeting held in Raymond on July 7, all the commissioners were present with the return of Ron Hatfield and placing Kayla Calabree as the new secretary/treasure.


During the Managers report General Manager Doug Miller spoke about the donation program "Warm Hearts" and the $19,000 dollars raised that is utilized to assist customers who have issues paying their PUD bill.

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WHH - Sports

Good Sport of the Week: Sherelen Wildhaber of Raymond
Sherelen Wildhaber
Good Sport of the Week: Sherelen Wildhaber of Raymond

This week we bring you a very special Good Sport.


Telling her story in front of many gathered at the Relay for Life event held at Raymond High School, Sherelen Wildhaber, of Raymond, spoke of her experience in dealing with several types of cancer.

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Good Sports of the Week: Pioneer Select Grocery L.G. Bombers
Good Sports of the Week: Pioneer Select Grocery L.G. Bombers

These girls are a very powerful, fast and athletic group of girls. Win or lose, they always have the best attitude.

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Willapa Basketball
Willapa Basketball

Wednesday July 8th:
Pacific Eye Clinic (42) defeated Pitchwood (39)
Pitchwood (55) beat 101 Public House (36)
Willapa Printing (85) over Coastline Roofing (55)

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WHH - Fire, EMTs, Coast Guard

Willapa Bay Coast Guard rescue

U.S. Coast Guard crew medivacs fisherman from vessel off Willapa Bay.

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WHH - Harbor Happenings

Book Signing by Matt Love

The Pacific County Historical Society is hosting a book signing event on July 16, at noon at the museum located at 1008 Highway 101 - mile marker 54.

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Giddy up to the Pacific County Fair Grounds

Beginning to experienced riders are encouraged to attend the Ranch Sorting practice this July 18 and 19 starting at 10 am.

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Harbor Happenings 7.22.15

Food Bank

Quilters Meet

TOPS at New Life

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Karen HarrisTully Launches into Exile
Karen HarrisTully Launches into Exile

Raymond author Karen Harris Tully was out promoting her new book at the Timberland Library in Raymond.

In a standing room only gathering, Karen Tully launched her first book, Exile, the first of a scheduled trilogy on the Farrian Chronicles.

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P.O.O.L. Meeting

The community is invited to attend the next P.O.O.L. meeting. It will be held on Thursday, July 30, at 5 pm in the Raymond City Hall meeting room.

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Red Cross Blood Drive

The American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood in August and help meet the constant need for blood products by patients. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood.


Summer is an especially difficult time to collect enough blood to meet the needs of hospital patients.

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Wood and Arts Fest July 25-26
Wood and Arts Fest July 25-26

The Tokeland-North Cove Chamber of Commerce wishes to invite everyone to the 2015 Tokeland Wood and Arts Fest on the grounds of the Historic Tokeland Hotel.

This fun event takes place July 25 from 10 am to 6 pm, and July 26 from 10 am to 4 pm.

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WHH - Pacific County Legal Notices

Legal 77608: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
Legal 77608: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE

... NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 8/14/2015 , at 10:00 AM On the front steps of main entrance to the Pacific County Courthouse, located at 300 Memorial Ave, South Bend, WA 98586 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier's check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of PACIFIC, State of Washington, ...

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Legal 78083: IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON OF PACIFIC COUNTY
Legal 78083: IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON OF PACIFIC COUNTY

... TO: Estate of Frank C. Jones and Estate of Sharon Chandler Jones aka Sharon Sylvia Jones, Judgment Debtor(s):

A writ for order of sale has been issued in the above-captioned case, directed to the Sheriff of Pacific County, commanding the Sheriff as follows: ...

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Legal 78084: IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR PACIFIC COUNTY
Legal 78084: IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR PACIFIC COUNTY

... TO: Estate of Frank C. Jones and Estate of Sharon Chandler Jones aka Sharon Sylvia Jones, Judgment Debtor(s)

The Superior Court of Pacific County has directed the undersigned Sheriff of Pacific County to sell the property described below to satisfy a judgment in the above-entitled action. If developed, the property address is 2110 68th Place, Long Beach, WA 98631. ...

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Legal 78168: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE #1498
Legal 78168: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE #1498

SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE #1498

On the 13th day of July, 2015 the City Council of the City of South Bend passed Ordinance #1498. A summary of the content of said ordinance, consisting of the title, provides as follows:

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Legal 78177: Notice of Availability of Applications
Legal 78177: Notice of Availability of Applications

Information and Notice of Public Hearing for Pacific County Region Projects Eligible for Assistance from the Northwest Economic Adjustment Initiative

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Legal 78044: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE
Legal 78044: NOTICE OF TRUSTEE'S SALE

... NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Quality Loan Service Corp. of Washington, the undersigned Trustee, will on 7/24/2015 , at 10:00 AM On the front steps of main entrance to the Pacific County Courthouse, located at 300 Memorial Ave, South Bend, WA 98586 sell at public auction to the highest and best bidder, payable in the form of credit bid or cash bid in the form of cashier's check or certified checks from federally or State chartered banks, at the time of sale the following described real property, situated in the County of PACIFIC, State of Washington, ...

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Legal 78045: PUBLIC FORUM
Legal 78045: PUBLIC FORUM

Discussion on Establishing Goals for Saving Water

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Legal 78055: CALL FOR BIDS
Legal 78055: CALL FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given that South Bend School District No. 118, South Bend,
Washington is calling for bids on milk, bakery goods, meat, and commodities to be
provided during the 2015-2016 school year.

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Legal 78056: CALL FOR BIDS
Legal 78056: CALL FOR BIDS

Notice is hereby given that the South Bend School District No. 118 Board of Directors will accept bids for delivery of approximately 6,200 gallons of UNLEADED GASOLINE provided at a keylock facility, ...

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Legal 78074: BUDGET ADOPTION
Legal 78074: BUDGET ADOPTION

Notice is hereby given that the South Bend School District Board of Directors has completed the 2015-2016 Budget of South Bend School District No.
118. ...

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Legal 78122: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1838
Legal 78122: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1838

On July 6, 2015 the Raymond City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1838 an ordinance repealing Chapter 5.56 and 5.48 of the Raymond Municipal Code dealing with peddlers and itinerant merchants.

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Legal 78123: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1839
Legal 78123: SUMMARY OF ORDINANCE NO. 1839

On July 6, 2015 the Raymond City Council adopted Ordinance No. 1839 an ordinance stating the intent of the City of Raymond to join Timberland Regional Library, ...

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Legal 78129: PUBLIC NOTICE
Legal 78129: PUBLIC NOTICE

The Board of Directors of Willapa Valley School District No. 160 will hold a Budget Adoption Hearing on July 20, 2015 at 7:00pm in the District Conference Room 172 ...

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WHH - Glance at the Past

Glance at the Past 7.15.15
Glance at the Past 7.15.15

Editor arrested for contempt.

Elk walk 1,100 miles.

Vandals take caps from fire hydrants.

Log butt offered to City by Weyco.

Eleven girls from Japan to be here.

Rig, crummy collide on A Line road.

Prisons looking for more welcome mats.

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Glance at the Past 7.22.15
Glance at the Past 7.22.15

100 years ago

Mother and child drown in river.

Conspiracy case finally dismissed.

50 years ago

Guilty plea entered in Death Charge.

Power use man is hired by utility.

25 years ago

Mike Roberts gets a kick out of watching black bart.

Ashley challenges Benning.

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Savvy Senior

How to Protect Your Eyes from Macular Degeneration
How to Protect Your Eyes from Macular Degeneration

Dear Savvy Senior,

Is macular degeneration hereditary? My mother lost her vision from it before she died a few years ago, and now at age 65, I'm worried I may get it. What can you tell me?

Nearsighted Susan

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How to Choose  the Best Place to Retire
How to Choose the Best Place to Retire

Dear Savvy Senior,

My wife and I will both be retiring in a year or two and are interested in moving to a smaller house in a better climate but could use some help. What resources can you recommend for locating and researching good places to retire in the U.S.?

Looking To Relocate

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Health & Wellness

Four Delightful Ways To Help Others
Four Delightful Ways To Help Others

The next time you enjoy a cup of coffee or get new eyewear, shoes or a handbag, you could be doing a world of good.

That's because a major American company supplies people around the world with clean water, eye care and footwear whenever someone purchases its coffee, glasses or shoes.

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Home Improvement

10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive
10 Ways To Help Bees And Butterflies Thrive

Here's news that's created a buzz. Three-quarters of the world's flowering plants and food crops rely on pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies to help them reproduce.


Unfortunately, bee populations are being threatened by a range of issues such as colony collapse disorder, pesticides, mites, disease and climate change. Butterfly populations are also at risk.

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