On July 16, the Teen Advocacy Coalition and Sheriff Scott Johnson gathered at the Pacific County Sheriff's Office to see a new addition outside the facility: a prescription drug collection box. The box, which is similar to a mail drop, will be available for anyone to securely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription medications year around, so that the community does not have to wait for the biannual community drug take-back events.
During the South Bend City Council resident Tom Giacoma spoke out about the condition of Maple Street in South Bend and the increase of sewer rates.
"I have been paying taxes here for over 11 years," stated Giacoma, "I have been trying to have you guys (the City Council), finish the job."
On Saturday August 1, Master Gardeners are sponsoring a gardening workshop on "Creating Wildlife-Friendly Habitat" at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum in Ilwaco. Master Gardeners will speak on how insects / wildlife are beneficial, attracting insects, attracting pollinators, and certifying your garden as a wildlife habitat. The workshop lecture begins at 10 a.m.
For five weeks the youth of Willapa Harbor play their soccer games at the South Bend Community Park located behind Bud's Lumber, at the South Bend High School, and at the Willapa Elementary School in the evenings.
17 teams from Harbor communities ranging from Under 6 to Under 13 years of age, try out their skills and growing knowledge of the game in front of families and fans looking for that next star of the soccer field.
Bayshore Realty of South Bend has recently acquired a new real estate agent; Jeanne Albanese has come back to work for Bayshore Realty. Albanese moved to the area about ten years ago to be with her grandchildren. Since then she has worked at Bayshore Realty before, but only for a short while.
The Vader candidate forum was held Tuesday, July 21 at the Assembly of God Church where the candidates were given a chance to represent themselves. There are three candidates that have filed to run for Mayor, three running for council position 4, two running for council position 5 and two candidates running for council position 2. Of the ten candidates expected, three made an appearance.
Winlock Family Dentistry is under new ownership with Dr. Karyn Mai.
Dr. Karyn Mai grew up in Seattle, where she attended the University of Washington and earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative History of Ideas. She then moved to Columbus, Ohio, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at The Ohio State University.
Local people who like to sew will have an opportunity to purchase fabrics and get sewing machine maintenance during the Willapa Harbor Quilters' annual quilt show scheduled July 31 and Aug. 1 at Raymond High School, 825 Commercial St.
9am to 5pm- Raymond high school quilt show
9am to 5pm- Timberland Library Book Sale and scavenger hunt
12pm to 4pm- Fire Hall Open House
Grade 12 - Honor Roll (3.2 to 4.00 gpa) (*=4.0 gpa)
*Allison Ogren, *Morgan Patterson, *Emily Sanchez, Nicole Manlow, Mitchell Edwards, Paola Loza, Austin Lewis, Angelica Vazquez Meliton, Miles Davis, Tammi Kousonhsavath, Jennifer Meliton, Jesus Mora, Shawnee Spurrell, Kelsea Fitch, Angelic Collins, Nick Cooper, Rielly Myers, Tristan Hansen, Robyn Lavin, Emma Lorton
August is going to be a very busy month for Ryderwood. In addition to the Garage Sales at the end of the month, there are three Coffee Stops scheduled for the month. This really stretches the availability of volunteers to the limit. What the Coffee Stops all have in common is the need for cookies - homemade ones are always appreciated.
Saturday's Annual Steelhead Derby netted 48 anglers and 49 fish, the largest tipping the scales at 12+ pounds. Plenty of prizes, BBQ lunch, smiles all around.
Hello out there it's Judy Costello.
I will be writing the Vader News for a while. News about the community comes from the community so give me a call 295-3036.
I was thinking about the train station we used to have in Winlock the other day. I can remember that you could wave the train down and you could hop on or off at any time you would like. It didn't require you to drive to Kelso or Centralia, all you did was stand on the tracks and wave it down. If you don't know where the train station was, it is located behind where the Winlock Flower used to be across from the Worlds Largest Egg. It was a brown long building; it was what I consider a piece of art. When the station closed down that is when you would stand on the tracks and wave down the train...Then eventually service to all the small towns stopped and that included Winlock.
We talk a lot in this space about assistance in and around the home, from personal emergency response systems, to home delivered meals, to...?
Other columns have talked about alternative residences such as Assisted Living (AL) or Adult Family Homes (AFH) and so on..we all live somewhere after all.
`Each situation brings its own resources as well as its own challenges. Sometimes when an individual is in an AL, for example, or planning on moving to one, the assumption is everything we used to take care will now be provided by others.
Donald Lee Boggs
MAY 21, 1953- July 21, 2015
On July 21, 2015 Donnie lost his battle cancer. He passed at his daughter's home in Raymond, WA, surrounded by people who loved him.
John A. Holt 55, a former longtime Raymond resident and resident of Olympia for the past 29 years died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at a Tacoma facility.
Phillip was brought into this world August 22, 1963 in South Bend, WA by Dr. Bussabarger. Phillip "Bear" L. Hawks passed away July 20, 2015 at his home in Bay Center, WA.
Theresa Lapinoja passed away at Grays Harbor Hospitial on Saturday, July 11th after a long illness. She was 53.
Elmer Cook, passed away at Bonaventure of Lacey on July 15, 2015, at the age of 84, with loved ones at his side.
Also known as government sponsored killing, which our tax dollars are funding. It is certainly not for me to judge others personal actions. The choice of life should remain in the hands of those making this choice for life or death. After all we are responsible for our own choices in life; the Government cannot indemnify your actions, regardless of Roe v. Wade 40 years ago.
This beautiful girl, Tiki, is two to three years old and was dropped off at the jetty in Westport. She was friendly but a little stand-offish as she didn't know where or why she was there. Then she disappeared for awhile but showed back up much thinner and VERY friendly. Yes, she had delivered a litter of kittens but where? Our cat whisperer that feeds every morning followed her after she ate and discovered she went under a trailer that one of the businesses down there rent out, a vent screen had been knocked out. One of our small volunteers went under the trailer to see if she could find the kittens only to discover that they were way up in the insulation and we could not get to them. We would have to wait. We put a cat carrier with the door off under the trailer hoping that she might move them to a safe warm place. She is no dummy, that is exactly what she did. While Tiki was out eating a volunteer put the door back on the carrier with the kittens inside and we had the kittens and mom let us pick her up and put her in too. Now the kittens are fully weaned and up for adoption, in fact, only two are left. Mom has been spayed and is looking for her forever home too. Since she has had a taste of the outdoors she may prefer a place where she can be out a bit in a safe environment, but she is loving and a real character. If you would like to meet her or her two remaining kittens, come to the HAVA House any Wednesday from 3 pm to 6 pm or the first or third Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The HAVA House is located at 431 2nd Street in Raymond.
Mark Busby, the youngest competitor at the Pacific County Fair Ranch Sorting event. During the final day of the sorting event Busby and his sorting partner, Janelle Lutz, took the jackpot for the event.
Down at the Raymond High School the Willapa Basketball Association continues to get more games under their belt. At least one team a night has to play a double-header for the summer session.
For some local riding enthusiast a sorting event weekend turned into more than just a practice run.
"When we started getting the weekend together, we were just going to hold a practice weekend to help those learn about sorting cattle," said organizer Val Rowe.
July 20th ~ July 26th , 2015
Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo)
Cowlitz Lewis Fire District 20 (Vader/Ryderwood)
Lewis County Medic One (Toledo, Winlock, Vader, Ryderwood, Napavine, Onalaska, Salkum)
Crime Stoppers of Lewis County and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office are seeking your assistance with a Theft investigation that occurred between July 17th to July 20th, 2015; in the 100 block of Rush road, Chehalis. Suspect(s) caused damage to several electrical utility boxes and stole in-ground wiring used for street lights along Rush road.
The South Bend School Board of Directors at a special meeting to be held August 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm in the District Office will hold a hearing for approval of a Transportation Vehicle Fund Budget Extension ...
100 years ago from the Raymond Herald
July 30, 1915
Auto accident ends fatally.
Supreme court halts hearing in bank case.
50 years ago from the Raymond Herald
July 29, 1965
Checked in time.
Woods safety rule changes will be aired.
25 years ago from the Willapa Harbor Herald
August 1, 1990
Raymondites debate whether city can attract more tourists.
Fire flattens tavern, last retail store in Brooklyn.
Dear Savvy Senior,
Are there any financial aid resources you can recommend to baby boomers who are interested in going back to school? I've been thinking about taking some classes at a nearby college, and wanted to check into financial aid opportunities first.
Looking For Aid
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.
On July 18, at 5:29 am, Hoquiam officers were dispatched to a possible burglary at the Fairway Grocery in the 2500 block of Sumner Avenue.
The reporting party working at McDonald's across the street heard glass breaking and noticed a male inside the store.
There have been at least 56 confirmed cases of Salmonella infections across eight counties in Washington State. Specific to Grays Harbor County, there has only been one confirmed case, and King County has had the most with 44 confirmed cases. Investigation has shown that whole roasted pigs served at private events could be a common exposure.
Including: The 7th annual Elma Heat on the Street Car and Motorcycle Cruise, Charlie Williams (Noise Guy), and Aberdeen traffic revision.
Harbor Haylofters is the Square Dance club in Grays Harbor. This next week end, July31 and August 1, they will have a campout at the Furford Cranberry Museum and have dances on Friday evening, Saturday and Saturday evening and a pancake breakfast on Sunday morning. This club meets every Tuesday during the school year at the Eagles in Aberdeen. They have lessons, good friendship, and excellent exercise.
Brian D. Patterson, 29, and Brenda L. Sinclair, 28, both of Aberdeen.
Jarrod L. Zuvela, 32, and Xavia L. Skinner, 41, both of Ocean Shores.
The 2015 Primary Election is slated for August 4, and there are four candidates running for Mayor of Aberdeen, four running for Mayor of Elma, and three running for Mayor of Hoquiam, three running for Mayor of Montesano and three running for Mayor of Westport. Of those candidates, only some of their statements have been provided.
Before Vini Samuel had ever stepped foot on the Harbor, she knew it well.
As a student at Western Washington University, she worked on a massive study on Grays Harbor, combing through old newspaper files to study the people, culture and economics of the region. She never figured she'd actually live here.
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