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Grays Harbor Herald News

$22 Million Settlement to go to Quinault

The Quinault Indian Nation is slated to accept $22.8 million from the federal government as its cut of a 25 year old class action lawsuit pertaining to a failure by the Congress to fund tribal programs. The whole settlement is $940 million, which is then split up between 699 tribes and tribal organizations, Quinault's portion being the second largest out of all of the tribe's cuts.

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All Chocolate on the Beach
Bliss of Blissful Wunders Confectionary Chocolate poses next to his sign at his vending booth at the Chocolate Festival in Pacific Beach on the weekend of Saturday, February 26. Blissfull Wunders comes from Olympia, and the truffles that they make are han
All Chocolate on the Beach

The Ninth Annual Chocolate on the Beach Festival has come and gone as of the February 26th weekend. Specialty businesses and vendors came from all over Washington for an opportunity to exhibit their tasty handmade chocolate treats. There were multitudes of gourmet bonbons, ice creams as well as different types of gourmet toffees and chocolate themed alcoholic beverages.

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Alleged ISIS Sympathizer Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Charges

Daniel Franey, the man who shared information with an undercover agent that he had affiliations with the Islamic State, has pleaded not guilty to five counts of unlawful possession of a firearm on Monday, February 29 in federal court in Tacoma.

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Man Stabbed at Aberdeen Wal-Mart Parking Lot

On Sunday, February 28 at approximately 8:23pm, the Aberdeen Police Officers were dispatched to a report of subjects fighting in the Wal-Mart parking lot near the garden center. One of the suspects was reported to have a knife.

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Need to Know 3.9.16

Central Park PTO is holding a fundraiser auction coming up on Saturday March 12 at the Grays Harbor Country Club in Central Park. Doors open at 5:30 pm and the auction starts at 6 pm. Free to attend.

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Poachers Arrested with Deer Carcass in Trunk

OCEAN SHORES-The Ocean Shores Police Department discovered two deer poachers last month, on Monday, February 22. A resident reported hearing gunshots and seeing a vehicle driving back and forth in the area. The resident called 911 and an officer was on scene within two minutes.

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Town Crier News

3 Children lost in fire

Centralia Police Chief Carl Nielsen met with reporters Friday March 4 at 1:00 pm at the Riverside Fire Authority Station #2 in the City of Centralia. Chief Nielsen shared the following information with reporters regarding the early morning fire that claimed the lives of three children:

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Castle Rock City Council Meeting: Focuses on Shop with a Cop, Treatment Plant Repair Project

The Castle Rock City Council met on February 22nd and was called to order beginning with old business. Representatives from the Festival of Lights in Castle Rock spoke about their idea for a spring bazaar saying the last one in November was so successful, the vendors came asking for one in the spring. The council gave their permission to have one and the idea was granted to the Festival of Lights committee. The spring bazaar will be in Exhibit Hall on April 30th from 9 AM to 4 PM.

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DUI Charge: Driver air-lifted from accident

On March 6 at 12:53 am an accident left one injured on Meier Road 4 miles from Napavine.

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Green Cleaning class

Do you have family members with sensitivities to harsh cleaning chemicals? Are you worried about what toxins we put into our environment in the name of cleanliness?

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Senior Center Potato Bar Fundraiser
Photo courtesy of Jan Kramer - Volunteers working at the Senior Center potato bar. Pictured from left to right: Richard Archaletta, Barbara Glen, Kathy Stelzner, Sally Vogel, Connie Sneed (Back Row), Jan Kramer, Joan Parkison.
Senior Center Potato Bar Fundraiser

The Winlock Senior Center put on a fundraiser on March 4 to help support the Lewis County seniors.

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Winolequa Park Clean Up by community
Photo by Nolan Patching - Winlock student Tyler Bray helping clean up Winolequa Park on Saturday morning.
Winolequa Park Clean Up by community

Many community members came to Winolequa Park on Saturday morning at 9 to help clean up the park.

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Annie Oakley classes start now

"Annie Oakley" classes are now available through March on Saturdays at 9am, by reservation. The Annie Oakley Classes are three hour sessions at the Willapa Harbor Gun Club that covers gun safety, care and proper use for women's recreational and self defense. Call 360-942-5524 or 360-791-6546 for reservations.

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Bank of the Cascades opens in Raymond
The Bank of the Cascades officially opened it's doors on Monday after purchasing the Raymond Branch of the Bank of America. After the Bank of America closed it's doors last Friday at noon a large crew came into the building and onto the parking lot and c
Bank of the Cascades opens in Raymond

Bank of the Cascades, a Northwest-focused community bank, officially opened for business Monday in Willapa Bay at 314 Duryea Street in Raymond, formerly a Bank of America branch location. Late last year, Bank of the Cascades agreed to acquire Bank of America's local branch and deposit customers, and committed to serve as a local financial partner to Raymond residents, businesses and community.

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Cannabis and North Pacific County
Now that the dust has settled, as laid out for all to see, this local resident has made his support clear. The new industry in Raymond and South Bend has put the green in the Evergreen State.
Cannabis and North Pacific County

Sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the sprawling timber forests of south west Washington, the sleepy towns of Raymond and South Bend welcomed cannabis growers with open arms.

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Chocolate on the Beach
Photo by Patrick L. Myers - Bliss of Blissful Wunders Confectionary Chocolate poses next to his sign at his vending booth at the Chocolate Festival in Pacific Beach this past weekend on Saturday, February 26. Blissfull Wunders comes from Olympia, and the
Chocolate on the Beach
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For boys basketball: Willapa Valley wins academic State title
Photo Courtesy Willapa Valley HS - The Willapa Valley High School Boys Basketball Team won the 2016 WIAA Academic State Championship (Class 2B) with an overall GPA of 3.65. In front from left are Frank Roonsburg, Hunter Kudasik, Walker Oblad, Matt Pearson
For boys basketball: Willapa Valley wins academic State title

The Willapa Valley High School Boys' Basketball Team achieved academic excellence by winning the 2016 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Academic State Championship (Class 2B) for the winter sports season..

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Justice ordered to pay $64,000 in restitution

SOUTH BEND - Derrick T. Justice, 20, of Pe Ell, entered guilty pleas to first degree malicious mischief with aggravating factors, taking a motor vehicle without permission, and bail jumping.

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Laine guilty felony voyeurism

SOUTH BEND - Kristopher A. Laine, 33, of Naselle, pleaded guilty to felony voyeurism. The action took place in Pacific County Superior Court Friday afternoon.

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Long Beach razor clamming continues; Twin Harbors closed

Below is an update on the current razor clam harvest from Washington Fish and Wildlife Coastal Shellfish Manager Dan Ayres.

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New Restaurant Tidemark Grill
New Restaurant Tidemark Grill

There is a new business at the site of the old Patrizios in the Everybody's shopping center. The owners of the local Dairy Queen, Kim and David Minton, acquired the store location in June of 2015 and opened the new restaurant, "the Tidemark Grill" in November of 2015. The Tidemark Grill is open from 4pm to 9pm on Monday through Friday and from 11:30am to 9pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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Off to Neverland!
Off to Neverland!
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Raymond HS Cheerleaders earn first in classroom
Photo Courtesy of Dr. Steve Holland - The Raymond High School Cheerleaders were No. 1 for Class 2B for Grade Point Average. In front from left are Sidney Koski, Abril Silva and Cassidy Clevenger. In back from left are Hannah Ogilvie, Abigail Brown and Ma
Raymond HS Cheerleaders earn first in classroom

The Raymond High School Cheer Squad was recognized for academic excellence by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association for the winter sports season, Class 2B. The Gulls, with a 3.625 Grade Point Average (GPA) were honored for having the highest GPA within their category in the state.

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Time Change! Set your clocks forward!
Time Change! Set your clocks forward!
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Willapa's Arline Robinson has turned 102
Arline Robinson posing in the Model T that her uncle gave to her.
Willapa's Arline Robinson has turned 102

Arline Robinson, one of the original residents of the Old Willapa area, has just recently celebrated her 102nd birthday. To put that into perspective: Robinson's grandparents came to the area in covered wagons, on the Oregon Trail. Robinson lives in the same house that she moved into in the 1940's. Robinson has witnessed some of the more revolutionary events that have occurred in the last century, such as electricity, the prohibition, the first motor vehicle, as well as the general settling of the area. Robinson recalled some of the more prominent memories she still hangs onto.

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