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Grays Harbor Herald News

Aberdeen Police Department Goes LED

Chief Torgerson reports that the Aberdeen Police Department just completed a facility lighting retrofit project, converting all incandescent and florescent lights inside and outside the building and courtroom to LED (Light-Emitting Diode).

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Champions 4 Community Food & Toy Drive

Grays Harbor Raceway along with the 2015 class champions are teaming up for the "Champions 4 Community Food & Toy Drive" this Christmas season. The champion drivers will spend an afternoon shopping for food for the area food banks and toys for the community toy drive.

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Cosmopolis takes care of business

The Cosmopolis City Council Meeting began with a request for 'roll call' from Finance Director Cheryl Turner. Mayor Chestnut led the pledge of allegiance to the flag. The meeting's focus centered on the budget, maintenance and infrastructure.

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Crime Reports 11.25.15

Aberdeen
11/06/2015
02:00 AM
900 Block E MARKET
Shoplift
05:14 AM
900 Block E WISHKAH
Threatening
09:14 AM
400 Block E MARKET
Fraud
01:49 PM
200 Block N F
Burglary
09:00 PM
1000 Block E WISHKAH
Shoplift

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Crime Reports 12.2.15

Hoquiam
11/06/2015
11:06 AM
2500 Block SIMPSON Theft
06:23 PM
1100 Block WHEELER
Threatening
10:20 PM
2400 Block SIMPSON Theft-Automobil
11/08/2015
09:40 AM
2600 Block CHERRY
Assault (DV)
12:23 PM

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Elma News 11.25.15
Elma News 11.25.15

We have so many things to be thankful for. We have the freedom to say and/or write what we believe. Anything we don't like we can say so.

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Farm Service Agency Allocates Funds for Minorities and Women

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has a portion of its farm loan program funds specifically set aside for minority and women producers announced Judy Olson, State Executive Director. "While FSA farm loans are available to all qualified applicants, by setting aside funds specifically for minorities and women, it ensures that they will receive a portion of available funds," said Olson.

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Holiday displays are up
Holiday displays are up

Harbor Drug in Hoquiam is just now rolling out their Christmas decor, among other holiday themed displays, Harbor Drug has always had exceptional displays out for the holidays. The displays are said to only get better leading up to Christmas.

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Hoquiam Police Department recruiting Explorers

The Hoquiam Police Department is looking for young adults, between the ages of 16- to 20-years of age to join the Hoquiam Police Explorer Post.

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Jinglelights coming to Grays Harbor
Jinglelights coming to Grays Harbor

Grays Harbor's own holiday light show, Jinglelights, benefites Grays Harbor's Shop With A Cop program. A program that supports deserving children during the holiday season.

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Need to Know 11.25.15

The Grays Harbor College Services Community Connect Project

In celebration of Thanksgiving

There will be a Holiday Depression Workshop

"Bringing in the Yule Log"

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New business dresses up Aberdeen
New business dresses up Aberdeen

A new business can be seen in downtown Aberdeen near the Bank of America and City Center Drug. The team responsible for the new business, Coastal Printworks, consists of local Aberdeen Police Officers Steve Timmons and Andy Stocker as well as Ocean Shores Police Officer Aaron Glanz.

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New Business in Downtown Aberdeen
New Business in Downtown Aberdeen

There is a new business in Downtown Aberdeen, across the street from the Breakwater Restaurant, alder|creative is a graphic design and content strategy marketing business. The business is owned and operated by Britta Folden and Eric Jackson, both of which are assisted by Chelsea Royer.

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New Ownership at Coffee Shop

There is new ownership of the Tully's Coffee in Hoquiam. Owners Samuel and Cristina have been in the area for about five years. Sam had worked at Harbor Paper and was also working in Real Estate before this. " I've always had a passion for coffee. Being Hispanic from the Caribbean we drink a lot of coffee. And so when this opportunity came available, I thought wow what a great opportunity to service people with coffee; with what I like to do," said Samuel.

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Pictures with Santa in Elma

Elma Chamber of Commerce and Elma Feed & Farm Supply are sponsoring Pictures with Santa on Saturday, December 5th. Bring your kids and pets to Elma Feed & Farm Supply Store, 424 N. 2nd Street on Saturday, December 5th, 11a.m. to 3p.m.

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Sending a taste of home to soldiers overseas
Sending a taste of home to soldiers overseas

Each year Harrison Family Mortuary in Aberdeen runs their program Stockings for Soldiers.

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Sheriff's Deputy assaulted during arrest

A Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Deputy was assaulted while arresting a 49 year old Elma man earlier this week. Chief Criminal Deputy Steve Shumate has said that just before 8:30am on Wednesday morning, Deputy Jeremy Holmes was investigating an assault complaint at the mobile home park located at 15 Murray Place of Elma.

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The Spirit of Giving
The Spirit of Giving

Now we have Thanksgiving behind us. We are in the Christmas season and all the good that the people of Grays Harbor do for those who need some help. One of the events that really shows what our people think about helping others is in December. It is called the Kettle Klash and helps the Salvation Army do everything they can to help people who need a little help to keep warm, dry and enjoy some of the Christmas spirit. Last year this luncheon, which will be held on December 3rd at the City Church in Aberdeen, collected $22,000 for helping those in need.

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WDFW seeks support for steelhead license plate
WDFW seeks support for steelhead license plate

A special license plate featuring a steelhead - the official state fish of Washington - could be an option for vehicle owners if a proposal for the new plate is approved by the state Legislature.

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Will there be shellfish for the holidays?
Will there be shellfish for the holidays?

The status of shellfish in Willapa Bay is unfortunately still looking dismal for the recreational fisher, as most shellfish such as crab and razor clams have been determined to be dangerous for consumption along with butter clams and oysters, but you will still be able to have crab on the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Woman Dies in Accident While Mushroom Picking

A tragic accident while mushroom picking lead to an Aberdeen woman's death this week. The Grays Harbor County Sheriff's Office reports that at about 4:30pm Wednesday afternoon, deputies responded to the 600 block of U.S. Highway 101 of Cosmopolis with what was originally reported as a rescue call.

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Town Crier News

Castle Rock is A'Glow this Holiday Season

Castle Rock is truly shining bright this holiday season, and they'd love to have you be a part of the celebration! Join them for a Truly Unique Northwest Christmas on November 28, and again on December 12.

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Better Internet Service for Winlock
Better Internet Service for Winlock

I am writing to express my concern regarding little or no Internet service in the areas surrounding Winlock.

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Dear Toledo Food Bank and Toy Drive Supporters,
Dear Toledo Food Bank and Toy Drive Supporters,

As the Holiday Season approaches, the Toledo Food Bank is asking for your help to have Christmas toys available for our local community children. Parents who are temporarily unable to buy toys for their children and who depend on the food bank for their basic needs would be able to choose gifts for their children.

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Holiday hours for Lewis County Transfer Station

The Central Transfer Station, Centralia, and the East Lewis County Transfer Station, Morton, will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Garbage and recycling will be picked up from curbside by LeMay Enterprises on the holidays.

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In Loving Memory of Timothy Ervin Gillaspie
Timothy Ervin Gillaspie
In Loving Memory of Timothy Ervin Gillaspie

Born on July 10, 1946, Tim was the fourth of eight children born to Emmett and Zona Gillaspie.

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Legal 78965: Ordinance No. 2015-11 & 2015-08
Legal 78965: Ordinance No. 2015-11 & 2015-08
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legal 78992: Public Notice
legal 78992: Public Notice
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Lewis County Sheriff's Office to Host 14th Annual Shop with a Cop

The Lewis County Sheriff's Office is gearing up for a favorite annual tradition; Shop With a Cop. This holiday season marks the 14th year of this fun-filled evening for deputies, corrections officers, and children from Lewis County.

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Mayor Helenberg signs National Adoption Day

Gathered together in the Castle Rock town hall, the City Council came together for their scheduled council meeting on Monday, November 9

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Multi-county food drive reaches the 30-year mark
Multi-county food drive reaches the 30-year mark

It's that time of year again. With the holidays upon us it is the time for giving. In this time of giving families can now prepare for the annual Walk 'n' Knock the first Saturday of December.

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Napavine thwarts Titans 29-13 in State semifinal tilt
Napavine thwarts Titans 29-13 in State semifinal tilt

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley could not replicate a comeback victory as it had accomplished during the regular season against Napavine after falling behind in Saturday's State semifinal playoff game at the Tacoma Dome. On this day the Tigers steadfastly held their ground versus the undefeated and top-ranked Titans, while prevailing in a bone-crunching slug-fest, 29-13

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Napavine Tigers vs Liberty Lancers
Photo by Ron Quinn
Napavine Tigers vs Liberty Lancers

With 23 seconds left of the first half, Tiger junior runningback Mac Fagerness scores crossing the goal line on a 17 yard pass from junior quarterback Wyatt Stanley.

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New license plate design

A special license plate featuring a steelhead - the official state fish of Washington - could be an option for vehicle owners if a proposal for the new plate is approved by the state Legislature.

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NORAD ~ 60 years of tracking Santa
NORAD ~ 60 years of tracking Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec 1, features Santa's North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.

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Ryderwood News 11.25.15
Ryderwood News 11.25.15

Rain totals for the back-to-back storms that blew through were nearly 10.5 inches, according to my neighbors equipment. While we had a lot of downed branches around town, there were no power outages. Looks like it's going to be mostly clear and cold this week - the two usually go together. It's a good idea to make sure outdoor faucets and vulnerable plumbing are protected.

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Ryderwood News 12.2.15
Ryderwood News 12.2.15

Happy December, everyone, and I hope you're staying warm. The cold clear nights have meant some areas don't get a chance to get above freezing all day. The shaded slopes of SR 506 between Ryderwood and Vader looked a little slippery, too! Without a doubt, winter is here, even if it doesn't officially arrive until the 21st of the month.

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Toledo declares December 3 as Family & Consumer Sciences Day

Meeting on the cold, clear night of November 16, the Toledo City Council came together for their scheduled meeting.

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Toledo News 11.25.15
Toledo News 11.25.15

On a personal note: this season helps recalibrate my perspective, seeing the silver lining in every cloud. Recent arsons in South King County hit my old neighborhood. While saddened by the news, present-day blessings illuminate my life.

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Toledo News 12.2.15
Toledo News 12.2.15

Must see: Gallery 505 brings nostalgic Christmas window dressing to Toledo's main street, courtesy of local guest designers. Exhibit: Fashion and Accessories thru December 23. Unique gifts including 10-hour hats. Visit www.artgallery505.com or (360)864-2789.

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Toutle Lake takes third in 2B
Toutle Lake takes third in 2B

"It was a great season for Toutle Lake Volleyball."

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Vader hears from discontented citizen

On November 12 the Vader City Council met for their scheduled meeting of the night. At 6:03 pm the meeting was officially called to order under the direction of Mayor Ken Smith.

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Vader News 11.25.15
Vader News 11.25.15

Happy Thanksgiving Vader!!!!

Eat lots of turkey and get your rest because Vader is buzzing with holiday activities.

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Vader News 12.2.15
Vader News 12.2.15

Final count on the election has been calculated. Ken, Mark, Ruth, Judy, Andy, and Joe make up the New Vader City Government. Congrats to all. Let's work together for the good of the community.

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Winlock discusses PWD truck

On the cold winter night of Monday November 23, the Winlock City Council met to discuss the matters of city business. For the start of this meeting the council immediately began the matters of Old Business.

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Winlock News 11.25.15
Winlock News 11.25.15

Thanksgiving is this week and many of us have been around Winlock for many years and for this we are very thankful. I can remember going to school in Winlock and every year we would make a turkey with our hands when we were in grade school, I still have one of those to this date. When I was young, we went to the neighbors across the creek for Thanksgiving and we had a 50 lb turkey, have you ever seen a 50 lb turkey? A 50 lb turkey takes 12 ½ hours to cook and many days to eat, this year I am only going to cook a 20 lb turkey, seems a little small compared to 50 lb Tom Turkey!!

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Winlock News 12.2.15
Winlock News 12.2.15

It's hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner. How many of you remember how we used to go down to the fire station in downtown and wait for Santa? I can remember being a little girl and waiting in the old fire station for Santa to come visit, boy were we excited. It felt like the entire town was there, everyone was hanging out in the cold waiting for the jolly fella to show up. When he finally showed up all of us kids would scream and jump around and our Mothers would watch in amazement. I will never forget the joy of getting to meet Santa in the Winlock fire station; those were the good ole days!

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

A special Glance at the Past in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance day
A special Glance at the Past in honor of Pearl Harbor Remembrance day

The Raymond Herald
Friday, January 2, 1942
Army Holds Bomb Attack Threat Grave.
Possibility of attack of western shores by gas and incendiary bombs is held "entirely possible" by the U.S. army, civilian defense school pupils returning here from Olympia Monday, reported.

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Budget Discussions by South Bend

The South Bend City Council met with a full attendance on Monday, November 24. They amended the agenda by deleting the executive session and adding a discussion on the Central Avenue Project Change Order. The council approved the amendment and got on with the approval of the agenda as amended as well as the minutes from the previous meeting of November 9.

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Chorale Christmas concert set for Dec. 6

The Willapa Harbor Chorale will lift their voices in celebration of the Christmas season during their 46th annual Christmas concert Sunday, December 6, 7 pm at the historic Raymond Theatre. Forty singers will join their voices performing Christmas and holiday music.

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Congratulations to the Titans from these local businesses
Photo by Larry Bale - A young Titan fan creates some team spirit for Pe Ell-Willapa Valley at Saturday\'s Class 2B State Football Semifinal Game at the Tacoma Dome.
Congratulations to the Titans from these local businesses

Cut Loose. Ark Plumbing, Pe Ell Massage, Great Northwest Federal Credit Union, Raymond Federal Bank, Bank of the Pacific, Farmer's Insurance, Pioneer Market, Dilks, Steve's Front End, Wildhaber Construction, Raymond McDonald's, R&S Financial, Menlo Store, Coast Seafood, Harbor Saw, Willapa Harbor Hospital, South Bend Pharmacy, Kettle Creek Cafe, Pe Ell Country Market, Willapa Restaurant, Willapa Harbor Health & Rehab, Dennis Company, & Evey's

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Cranberry Road Winery Burns
Cranberry Road Winery Burns
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Don and Mary Wiseman  70th Anniversary
Don and Mary Wiseman 70th Anniversary
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EDC honors Businesses of the Year

SOUTH BEND -- The Pacific County Economic Development Council named seven Businesses of the Year for 2014 during its Annual Meeting on Nov. 12.

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Escaping in swamp doesn't save Peil prison sentence

Caleb C. Peil, 41, of Ocean Park, entered a guilty plea to attempting to elude a police vehicle and was sentenced to a year in prison. The action took place in Pacific County Superior Court on November 20.

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Good Sport of the Week: Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Football
Good Sport of the Week: Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Football
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Helping Hands Raffle

Do you need a great little car that runs like a charm? Ken and Janice Wetterauer recently donated a 2002, 4-Door, Toyota Corolla to Willapa Harbor Helping Hands to use for a fundraiser to earn funds to assist local cancer patients.

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Holiday shop safely Tips

Park your vehicle in well lit locations while shopping in the evening.
Be aware of your surroundings and report suspicious people or activities to store employees and/or the police.
Do not leave purchased items in your vehicle where they can be seen from the outside.
Always lock your vehicle.
Don't flash your cash.
Shop in pairs. Being alone makes you an easier target for thieves.

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In Loving Memory of Donald Mcdonald Clise
In Loving Memory of Donald Mcdonald Clise

Donald McDonald Clise, 85, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather, passed away after a long battle with heart disease on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at Capital Medical Center in Olympia, WA.

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In Loving Memory of Edna (Tiny) Marie Watt
Edna Marie Watt
In Loving Memory of Edna (Tiny) Marie Watt

Edna (Tiny) Marie Watt 89, a South Bend resident was called home by the Lord on November 19th .

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In Loving Memory of Katherine Esther Jones
Katherine Esther Jones
In Loving Memory of Katherine Esther Jones

On the evening on November 27th, Katherine Esther Jones passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, in Centralia, WA at the age of 93.

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In Loving Memory of Orin
Orin Givens
In Loving Memory of Orin "Jay" Givens

Orin "Jay" Givens, 86, of South Bend, Washington, passed away on November 15, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

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LEGAL 78558: Probate Notice to Creditors
LEGAL 78558: Probate Notice to Creditors
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LEGAL 78604: Notice of Public Hearing
LEGAL 78604: Notice of Public Hearing
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LEGAL 78905: Sheriff's Public Notice of Sale of Real Property
LEGAL 78905: Sheriff's Public Notice of Sale of Real Property
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LEGAL 78914: Pacific Sunset Preliminary Plat Application
LEGAL 78914: Pacific Sunset Preliminary Plat Application
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LEGAL 78926: Summary of Ordinance No. 1843
LEGAL 78926: Summary of Ordinance No. 1843
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LEGAL 78927: Summary of Ordinance No. 1844
LEGAL 78927: Summary of Ordinance No. 1844
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LEGAL 78928: Summary of Ordinance No. 1845
LEGAL 78928: Summary of Ordinance No. 1845
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LEGAL 78991: Public Notice
LEGAL 78991: Public Notice
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Man gets one year for meth

John W. Simons, 49, of Ilwaco pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and was sentenced to a year in prison.

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Mini-grants to reduce Pacific County poverty

PACIFIC COUNTY -- In an effort to help organizations, groups and individuals who are looking for a little extra funding for events and activities that reduce intergenerational poverty in North Pacific County, Willapa Community Network has released the application for their 2016 Mini-Grants. Mini-Grants range from $200-$1,000 dollars and anyone may apply, including student groups.

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Napavine Tigers thwart Titans 29-13 in State semifinal tilt
Photo by Larry Bale - A "group hug" for Titans Dalton Toepelt (57), Tyler Shepherd (77) and Johnny Woods (64) on Napavine's QB Wyatt Stanley.
Napavine Tigers thwart Titans 29-13 in State semifinal tilt

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley could not replicate a comeback victory as it had accomplished during the regular season against Napavine after falling behind in Saturday's State semifinal playoff game at the Tacoma Dome. On this day the Tigers steadfastly held their ground versus the undefeated and top-ranked Titans, while prevailing in a bone-crunching slug-fest, 29-13.

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New Correction Officer
New Correction Officer
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New stylist in Town
New stylist in Town

There's a new hair salon in town, in the Maneman Electric building at the location of Dalores Sowa's old salon. The new business in town is called All Tangled Up Salon and Tanning, owned and run by local hair stylist Katrina Ege. Ege started in Raymond, interning at Lisa Renee's hair salon after receiving training at Paul Mitchell The School in Portland and at the Grays Harbor Beauty College in Aberdeen.

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News of Record 12.2.15

North District Court, Marriage Licenses, Civil Docket, Criminal Docket

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NORAD ~ 60 years of tracking Santa
NORAD ~ 60 years of tracking Santa

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launched Dec 1, features Santa's North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.

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Olympic Area Agency on Aging Information & Assistance

It's been windy and raining. Sounds like pretty much every season here except for a brief summer. However, the rain is becoming decidedly more sideways--and sometime even stings when the wind pushes it.

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Pacific League: All-League Football Team

Elliott Murdock was named the Most Valuable Player of the Pacific League for football. Murdock rushed for 1,228 yards and 17 touchdowns on the season. The Offensive MVP was saul Gonzalez of league champion North Beach, and the Defensive MVP was Jonny Law, also of North Beach.

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South Bend First Baptist  Church turns 125 years old
South Bend First Baptist Church turns 125 years old

The South Bend First Baptist Church celebrated its 125th Anniversary Sunday, November 15, 2013. A "Through the Years" power point presentation was part of the church service led by Pastor Aaragon Markwell. A delicious Harvest Dinner was held following the service.

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Time to Help  the Less Fortunate  During the Holidays
Time to Help the Less Fortunate During the Holidays

We just had our fill of turkey and gave thanks for all we are blessed with. However there are those in our community that have not been as fortunate as many of us. It is the time of year to open our hearts to those less fortunate in this cold winter holiday season.

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Titans tangle with Tigers in semifinals
Titans tangle with Tigers in semifinals

CENTRALIA - Led by a well-balanced offense and a rock-hard defense, Pe Ell-Willapa Valley advanced to the semifinals of the Class B State Football Playoffs with another end-the-game-with-the-clock-running victory - this time Morton-White Pass was the victim with the Titans romping 47-7 Friday night at Centralia High School's Tiger Stadium.

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Toy House needs donations

The Willapa Harbor Ministerial Association is sponsoring the annual Christmas Toy House, Saturday December 19 this year. The Toy House is free to those parents that need help this Christmas in providing toys for their children. The Toy House will be held in the basement of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Raymond from 9am to 4pm.

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Upended!
Photo by Larry Bale - Flying for a tackle assist is Pe Ell-Willapa Valley's Dustin Lusk (32) of Pe Ell High School. The Titans' bid for a State title fell short at the hands of the Napavine Tigers 29-13. Lusk made 9 total tackles.
Upended!
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Will there be shellfish for the holidays?
Will there be shellfish for the holidays?

The status of shellfish in Willapa Bay is unfortunately still looking dismal for the recreational fisher, as most shellfish such as crab and razor clams have been determined to be dangerous for consumption along with butter clams and oysters, but you will still be able to have crab on the Thanksgiving dinner table.

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Winter sports start seasons

The Raymond girls opened Tuesday night with a home game versus Elma. The Lady Seagulls host Hoquiam Wednesday and entertain Ocosta Saturday. Raymond's boys started the season at home against Elma Monday and travel to Ocosta Thursday.

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Classifieds

Classifieds 11.25.15
Classifieds 11.25.15
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Classifieds 12.2.15
Classifieds 12.2.15
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