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Grays Harbor Herald News

Cranberry Road Winery Burns
Photo by Patrick L. Myers - The remains of the Cranberry Road Winery after November 24 fire.
Cranberry Road Winery Burns

The cause of the fire at the Cranberry Road Winery remains a mystery as investigations are still on-going and won't be complete until at least mid-December, according to the Westport Fire Department.

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Elma News: Looking Back to Look Forward
Elma News: Looking Back to Look Forward

In looking forward to 2016 it seems many like to make" New Year's Resolutions." Some of them deal with weight. This seems to be a difficult change as with dangerous drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, if you can stop, you don't have to have these damaging agents in your life. With food, we still have to have it, so we need control rather than abstinence.

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Everybody's Changes Ownership as of December 2

The Everybody's Supermarkets in both Elma and Raymond has changed ownership over to Pam Garcia and Matt Marcott as of Wednesday December 2. Marcott and Garcia are siblings, and have been working together since 1987.

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Grays Harbor College Toy Drive
The Grays Harbor College Human Services Program Staff standing around their donated bicycles for the 2015 Christmas Toy Drive.
Grays Harbor College Toy Drive

The Grays Harbor College Human Services program has come to their deadline for the toy drive on November 29, and now are slated to distribute the toys after a process is carried out on December 11. The process involves the parents of the 310 children that have been registered to receive gifts going to pick out the gifts that have been donated.

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Lights for Life raises funds for kids' cancer treatment

Dennis Company will be participating in the annual Lights for Life fundraiser again this year, be sure to bring your decommissioned holiday string lights in to donate.

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Need to Know 12.9.15

The Thurston County Sheriff's Office has received two reports in the month of November. Both reports were a phone scam that are targeting the elderly.

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River City Homeless Encampment moves to First Baptist Church of Hoquiam

The River City Homeless Encampment has again had to change hands due to the city code. The camp has moved from the First Presbyterian Church under Reverend Shofner's direction, over to the First Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Adair. Shofner spoke of her experience harboring the camp

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Schafer Park brings in the Yule Log

The Yule Log tradition is celebrated around the world during the Christmas season. On Sunday December 13 at 1 pm Schafer State Park will continue their tradition to Bring in the Yule Log.

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Time for the lights in Montesano
Time for the lights in Montesano

MONTESANO - December 12 marks the 29th Festival of Lights in Downtown Montesano.

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Town Crier News

Bulldogs break Tigers' hearts again
Photo by Ronald Quinn - Napavine Tiger junior quarterback Wyatt Stanley moves out of the pocket to pass to a receiver in the State 2B Football Championship game played this pastSaturday at the Tacoma Dome against the Okanogan Bulldogs. Wyatt was 18 for 27
Bulldogs break Tigers' hearts again

For the second straight Class 2B State Championship game, Okanogan broke Napavine's hearts - this time 36-34 - at the Tacoma Dome Saturday. The defending champion Bulldogs erased a 27-14 third quarter lead with the winning touchdown coming under three minutes to play.

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Christmas Musical Event

The Centralia Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is finalizing plans to host "The Savior is Born." This spectacular musical presentation of the Christmas Story will include vocal and instrumental music accompaniments.

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Crime Stoppers 12.9.15

Crime Stoppers of Lewis County and the Lewis County Sheriff's Office are seeking your assistance with some cases.

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Farm Service Agency Allocates Funds for Minorities and Women

Chehalis - 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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Food worker class cancelled

Chehalis - The food worker class scheduled for Tuesday, December 15, 2015 has been cancelled.

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In Loving Memory of Carol Jean Jones
In Loving Memory of Carol Jean Jones

Carol Jean Jones of Toledo passed away on November 25th of cancer.

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Include a Safe and Sober Ride Home in Your Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and local area law enforcement would like to remind Washingtonians to plan ahead and use alternative transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol or using marijuana during holiday celebrations.

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Include a Safe and Sober Ride Home in Your Holiday Festivities

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) and local area law enforcement would like to remind Washingtonians to plan ahead and use alternative transportation if you plan on drinking alcohol or using marijuana during holiday celebrations.

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Lighting up for the Holidays
Photo by Kennedi Collins - Winlock Community members came together Saturday night December 5 and sang Christmas carols at the tree lighting.
Lighting up for the Holidays
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Napavine Tigers
Photo by Ronald Quinn - The 2015 2nd Place finish for the Napavine Tigers in the State 2B Football Championships.
Napavine Tigers
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Ryderwood News 12.9.15
Ryderwood News 12.9.15

It looks like our microclimate has traded clear and cold weather for not so cold and wet, wet, wet. While the rain is greatly needed, it has caused some inconveniences.

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Toledo Indians face off with Mossyrock Vikings

On December 3, the Toledo Indians started their 2015/2016 basketball season. For the first game the Indians faced the Mossyrock Vikings.

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Toledo News 12.9.15
Toledo News 12.9.15

Congrats to Chimi's Mexican Restaurant, Top 3 New Restaurants in Traveler's Companion Reader's Choice 2015.

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Vader News 12.9.15
Vader News 12.9.15

Vader busy with Christmas Spirit ! Mr Wilson's decorations marks the beginning of the holiday season.


New shop in Vader opened Dec 1 with a great turn out. Watch for opening of Family Craft Center on Jan 1.2016. Come in and book your classes now. Hours are Tues- Sat. 10-5:00.

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Winlock dusts off NWC
Photo by Kennedi Collins - Nicholas Patching looks for an open team mate under the hoop.
Winlock dusts off NWC

Following the girl's name from earlier in the night, the Winlock boys began their basketball season in a game against Northwest Christian.

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Winlock Girls finish strong

For the start of the Winlock High School basketball season the Winlock girl's team started their season in the cold night of December 1st. For the first game of the season the Winlock girls were to be facing Northwest Christian School.

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Winlock News 12.9.15
Winlock News 12.9.15

Just a reminder that the giving Christmas tree that is located at IGA Cedar Village has a few names remaining. If you have not had the opportunity to take a tag off the tree and give a local kid a wonderful Christmas, this is the week to do it. Many kids in our area are in need of a little extra help to make their Christmas special, if you can help a child out this year, it will make their Christmas.

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

2016 Electrical Department budget approved

The Pacific County PUD met Tuesday, December 1 for their regular monthly meeting, with one commissioner, Diana Thompson, attending by telephone. The PUD commissioners started their meeting by approving the minutes of the previous meeting of November 17.

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A Season for Sharing Fire Safety

The State Fire Marshal's Office would like to remind residents to be fire safe with their holiday decorations this season, especially Christmas trees. If your household includes a natural tree in its festivities, keep the tree well-watered. Improper care and decoration of a live or artificial tree can lead to catastrophic fires. "It takes only seconds for a tree to ignite and the entire room to become engulfed in flames," says State Fire Marshal Charles Duffy.

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Annual Shop with a Cop this Weekend
Annual Shop with a Cop this Weekend

The North Pacific County Shop With a Cop is going to be held on Saturday, December 12 where 20 kids selected from Raymond, South Bend, Valley and Shoalwater Bay will get the pleasure of getting a ride from a cop to the Elks in Raymond, where they will be served breakfast before going to Dennis Company.

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Deputies Respond to Residential Burglary Alarm and Arrest A Suspect

Ocean Park - Early this morning at around 12:50 AM, the Pacific County Communications Center received a report of a residential burglary alarm that had been activated at a residence located in the 18900 block of Sandridge Road. Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the scene and arrived shortly after the report.

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Do the Work, Get the Perk.
Do the Work, Get the Perk.

Randy's Fitness in downtown Raymond next to the theater has changed ownership. The new business will be called Henneman's Gym, and is owned by Greg and Zak Henneman. The new guys have redone the weight room with a new floor, and offer internet and TV as well. The price for a month of use is $45, and $40 for seniors and any student will pay $35 for a month. The membership comes with a key to the gym, which is accessible 24 hours a day, and there will be an owner there Monday through Friday from 7am to 6pm.

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Extra patrols for the holiday season

The holiday season is nearly upon us, and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) would like to remind Washingtonians to plan ahead and use alternative transportation after drinking alcohol or using marijuana during celebrations.

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Fundraiser a fantastic success
Fundraiser a fantastic success

Dear Editor:

The Willapa Harbor Hospital Auxiliary held its annual winter fundraiser on December 1, 2015 in the hospital lobby. We wish to express our appreciation to Everybody's Supermarket for permitting us to sell Seahawk Basket raffle tickets in their lobby.

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Glance at the Past 12.9.15

All Glance at the Past articles are reprinted as it was in previous publications.

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In Loving Memory of Betty Buchanan Anderson
In Loving Memory of Betty Buchanan Anderson

Betty, 91, peacefully passed away December 2 at Heart of Gold Adult Family Living in Morton.

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In Loving Memory of Carl Eugene Loftis
In Loving Memory of Carl Eugene Loftis

Carl Eugene (Gene) Loftis passed away on December 3, 2015 at his home in Woodland with loving family by his side.

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In Loving Memory of Rodney Foster Denney, Jr.
In Loving Memory of Rodney Foster Denney, Jr.

Rodney Foster Denney, Jr. passed away on November 29, 2015 at the young age of 21.

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Jayden's redecorated for the Holidays
Jayden's redecorated for the Holidays

Jayden's German Store in South Bend is located at the forefront of downtown South Bend if you're on 101 heading south from Raymond. Joelle Springer is the one in charge but also works with her son Jayden who is twelve years old. Springer has run the store for the last 8 years.

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Lady Indians victorious over Lady Vikings
Photo by Larry Bale - Solid defense by Viking Traci Hoffman (42) on Edith Razo of South Bend.
Lady Indians victorious over Lady Vikings

South Bend's Karley Reidinger and Edith Razo turned in double-doubles to help upend rival Willapa Valley 54-44 Saturday night at Koplitz Field House in South Bend. Alicia Smaciarz scored 20 points and made 3 steals for Valley.

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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 79045: Willapa Harbor Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting
LEGAL 79045: Willapa Harbor Hospital Board of Commissioners meeting
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Lights for Life raises funds for cancer treatment for kids

Dennis Company will be participating in the annual Lights for Life fundraiser again this year, be sure to bring your decommissioned holiday string lights in to donate.

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McLaughlin receives 35 years in prision in child rape case

SOUTH BEND - Christopher S. McLaughlin, 33, of Long Beach, was sentenced to 35 years in prison followed by 3 years of community custody and ordered to have no contact with the minor victim for life.

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North District Court

Robert Lynch, Renton, speed, 5/40, (5 mph over 40), $105
Derek Black, Olympia, speed, 15/40, $156

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Olympic Area Agency on Aging Information & Assistance

Sometimes during all the other activity, we get people coming into our offices mainly because they're not sure where they need to go. And it works.

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Pacific League All-League Volleyball

Name School Grade
Courtney Youngblood Life Christian 12
Maddie Boles Life Christian 9
Hailie Smith Raymond 11
Karlee Freeman Raymond 10
Heidi Sowers NW Christian 11
Samantha Johnson NW Christian 10
Brooke Spoor Valley 12
Sidney Pollard Valley 12

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Pet of the Week 12.9.15
Pet of the Week 12.9.15
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Primary Learning Walks  at Willapa Valley Elementary
Kids from Willapa Valley Elementary show off their thankful bags.
Primary Learning Walks at Willapa Valley Elementary

Once a month, the primary grades at Willapa Valley Elementary host a Cooperative Learning Day. The kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades mix their students into small groups for an afternoon full of learning and fun.

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Saavy Senior: How to Make Your Kitchen Safer and Easier to Use

Dear Savvy Senior,
What tips can you recommend for making a kitchen senior-friendly? My wife, who loves to cook, has had several kitchen-related accidents over the past year, which is why we would like to modify to make it safer and more practical.
Hungry Husband

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Santa Claus comes to town
Photo by Karen Carter - Collin Carter, Raymond First Grader, is thrilled to be able to have a private chat with Santa Claus in Elixer Coffee, Tea & Flowers in South Bend on Friday night December 4. Santa arrived at 6 pm on a boat with sirens blaring accom
Santa Claus comes to town
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Seagulls lose to Elma, Ocosta

Raymond opened the boys' basketball season with a couple of losses in its first two games versus Elma at home and against Ocosta at Westport.

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Sport crab  fishing reopens  in Willapa Bay
Sport crab fishing reopens in Willapa Bay

After test results showed the crab are again safe to eat State shellfish managers reopened the recreational crab fishery inside Willapa Bay Friday.

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Willapa Harbor wins Ocosta mat tourney
Photo Courtesy of John Enslow - Raymond High School's George Crow of the Willapa Harbor Wrestling team works on a snap-down in his 220-pound Championship Round match at Ocosta HS. Crow won by fall in the second round helping secure a team championship for
Willapa Harbor wins Ocosta mat tourney

George Crow of Raymond HS was the sole champion for the Willapa Harbor Tri-District Wrestling Team (which this season consists of wrestlers from Raymond and South Bend high schools) at 220 pounds, winning by fall in 2:28 at the Ocosta Wrestling Invitational. Willapa Harbor captured the team title with 197 points over the host Wildcats (170) and nine other teams.

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Classifieds

Classifieds 12.9.15
Classifieds 12.9.15
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