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Inslee allows drive-in religious services

Governor Jay Inslee held several press conferences last week and issued guidance for drive-in religious services, vehicle and vessel sales in his Safe Start recovery plan.

One of the first industries to re-open was vehicle and vessel sales. Some churches in north Pacific County did conduct drive-in services over the weekend.

Last Wednesday, Inslee released guidance allowing religious, spiritual and faith-based organizations the ability to conduct drive-in services.

"Faith is so important at all times, but especially during times of crisis and difficulty. This unique drive-in service option will allow people to come together," Inslee said. "Our goal has always been to keep Washingtonians safe and healthy, and this option allows them to do that while participating in religious, spiritual and faith-based activities."

"This guidance is the work of a strong collaborative process between my office and the industry," Inslee said. "Here is a great example of vehicle and vessels sales dealerships leading the way to ensure the opening of their businesses puts the health and safety needs of their employees and customers first."

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Inslee extends Stay Home order until end of May

May 5, 2020 was the start of the phased opening of Washington, but most of the residents are still being asked to stay home. Presenting a phased approach to the reopening of the economy, Governor Jay Inslee is using science and data to help guide the reopening timeline while examining the health of Washingtonians.

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More food stamp benefits available

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis more supplemental funding for Basic Food recipients for May has been approved by Congress.

Washington DSHS will continue to issue Emergency Supplements for food assistance. This brings the benefit level of all households up to the maximum benefit for their household size.

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Napavine celebrates seniors in spring sports
Pictures derived from asb.napavineschools.org - Chloe Stewart, Draven Riddle, Landon Dahl, and Sarah Inglis
Napavine celebrates seniors in spring sports

Many seniors this year didn't get their full last season of their high school spring sport.

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Seminary Hill Nature Reserve; the hill with history
Seminary Hill March 2019
Seminary Hill Nature Reserve; the hill with history

Many Centralians are familiar with Seminary Hill and its history. The hill and nature reserve are named for the large gothic style three story building which was built in 1889 atop the hill overlooking the town.

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What are your mortgage options?

These past few months many American's have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. As many struggle to make their mortgage payments, there are options that are available. The Care Act of 2020 was passed to offer borrowers relief in the time of crisis, but is this your best option?

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Willapa Harbor Herald News

Additional COVID-19 cases connected to seafood processing plant

Five new COVID-19 confirmed positive cases were announced late Monday, May 4, 2020. This brings the total of cases for Pacific County up to nine.

The ill individuals are self-isolating at home. Close contacts are being informed by public health nurses of the exposure and instructions to self-quarantine.

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Celebrating Mother's Day through Social Distancing
Photo by Vivian Edersheim
Celebrating Mother's Day through Social Distancing

Les and Vivian Edersheim's Lhasa Apso Suzie-Q helped thank caregivers at the Willapa Harbor Care Center on Mother's Day when a caravan of approximately 50 or 60 cars passed through the driveway three times.

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Emergency funding available for Pacific County Residents

The Department of Commerce has awarded Pacific County a Community Development Block Grant of $29,000 to assist Pacific County residents who need financial assistance.

The focus of this money is to help households where employment has been negatively impacted by COVID-19 with layoffs or reduced hours. These funds are intended to go to household bills like rent, mortgage, or utility payments where the money can be sent directly to the biller.

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Classifieds 5.13.20
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May 13, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
May 13, 2020 Willapa Harbor Herald and Pacific County Press
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