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Photo by Jeff Clemens

A sneak peek at the Butte Creek Picnic Area; ribbon cutting ceremony July 1

The Butte Creek Picnic Area is nearing completion after a lengthy 12 year closure. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources has spent the past few months repairing the entire area including fixing up picnic tables, laying new gravel, repairing the bathroom, and clearing the area of debris. The picnic area is set to officially open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, July 1.

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Gun laws change on July 1

Washington state is set to implement stricter gun laws beginning on July 1. Gun shops around the state have been overrun for the past month with transactions by firearm enthusiasts looking to complete purchases before the change commences. For some the time has already run out while others are still looking to make a few more purchases before the clock strikes 11:59 p.m. on June 30.

Time has run out for some

Handgun purchasers who currently hold a concealed pistol license (CPL) are still able to make same day purchases for handguns but those who don't are running out of time. Anyone without a CPL has to fill out a form that is sent to their local law enforcement agency who runs a background check to ensure the purchaser is eligible for a firearm on top of the standard NICS background check through the FBI.

Once either cleared by the local agency or a ten day waiting period has passed, the purchaser can pick up their firearm. Time has now run out for the 10 day waiting period for those without CPL's wishing to buy a handgun before July 1. They are now at the mercy of the speed of their local agency. Any purchases not finalized before July 1 will be referred to the new law with the entire process possibly restarted according to firearm dealers.

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Photo by Here & Now Photography

2019 Winlock Egg Day Queen

Maggie Maddox with the Egg Day float as the new 2019 Egg Day Queen.

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Ryden Porter
Ryden Porter

Local Racer Competes for National Spotlight in AMA National Motocross Championship

Vader Washington's, Ryden Porter just made his dream come true. The 6-year-old dirt bike racer has qualified for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 37th Annual Rocky Mountain ATV/MC AMA Amateur National Motocross Championship, presented by Lucas Oil, to be held this August at the historic Loretta Lynn Ranch. Porter took on over 22,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of just 1,446 qualifying positions.

"The Amateur National at Loretta Lynn's is the best of the best motocrossers in America and around the world, said Tim Cotter," Director of MX Sports. "Just being here makes you an elite racer and a top athlete. A solid finish at Loretta's would give you instant National recognition and a possible professional career."

Most of America's top professional motocross racers, including James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana and Ryan Dungey, have won AMA Amateur National titles at Loretta Lynn's.

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Yoga Classes

Free yoga classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the Pacific Arts Gallery on Third St. in Raymond. Donations gladly accepted.

Army 2nd Infantry search

The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army's 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and our 98th annual reunion in Tucson, Arizona from September 18-22, 2019; contact Bob Haynes at 2idahq@comcast.net or call 224-225-1202.

WHHH open

Willapa Harbor Helping Hands office is open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The office is located at 115 W. Robert Bush Dr. in South Bend. WHHH provides financial assistance to North Pacific County cancer patients. Assistance may include help with utility bills, rent/mortgage payments, prescription drugs, gas money for medical appointments, food, and other needs. Call 360-875-5550 for further information.

SB Food Bank

The Legacy Community Outreach Food Bank, 227 E. Water St. in South Bend is open every Wednesday from 2:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Veterans assist

Pacific County has established a webpage intended for assisting the veterans of Pacific County. This site is to help provide information that benefits veterans and family members facing financial hardship. You may also contact a local post or the board of county commissioners' office. For more information please see the Pacific County homepage at http://www.co.pacific.wa.us or call 360-875-9334. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Al-Anon meetings

Al-Anon meetings will be held every Tuesday at noon in the Social Services Building behind the Community Center in Tokeland.

Food Bank Info

The North Pacific County Food Bank, located on the corner of Larch Street and Park Avenue in Raymond, is generally open to serve those in need every Thursday from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Commodities are issued beginning the first Thursday of each month until supplies last.

Quilters meeting

The "Willapa Harbor Quilters meet every Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. in the First Baptist Church at 913 Duryea in Raymond. Come and join us. Learn a new skill or teach us some of yours.

VFW meetings

The Veterans of Foreign Wars, Pacific Post 968 will meet on Wednesday, July 10th at 7:00 p.m. at 308 Commercial St., Raymond.

NWH Grange meeting

The North Willapa Harbor Grange #947 will meet Wednesday, July 10th at 7:30 p.m. in the grange hall, corner of Hwy. 105 and Jacobson Rd.

MOPS meeting

Join us for MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) on Wednesday, July 10 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea. MOPS is for moms with kids from birth to five.

Bay Center Assn. meeting

The monthly Bay Center Association meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the Methodist Church on Second Street in Bay Center. Everyone is welcome.

ABC meeting

Alliance for a Better Community will meet on Wednesday, July 10th at 12:00 noon in the Raymond Community Center on Third St. (next to the Raymond Theatre) in Raymond. All public input is valuable and welcome.

Friends of Fair meeting

The Pacific County Friends of the Fair will meet Wednesday, July 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the Pacific County Fair office at the Menlo fairgrounds. The meeting is open to the public.

Star Maps

Raymond Timberland Library presents Star Maps, 11:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 11 for children. Learn about the myths and legends of the night sky and make a star map to your favorite constellation with WSU Extension Educator Toni Gwin.

Universe of Movies

Raymond Timberland Library presents Universe of Movies, 2:30 to 4:00 p.m., Friday, July 12 for all ages. Relax and enjoy popcorn and watch a movie with friends. For movie information, please call the library at 360-942-2408.

Teen After Hours

South Bend Timberland Library presents Teen After Hours, 5:00 to 6:30 p.m., Friday, July 12 for teens. Game, craft, watch, or hang out and eat snacks. The library is all yours!

Audubon board meeting

The Discovery Coast Audubon Society of Pacific County monthly board meeting will be held Friday, July 12th, at 10:30 a.m. in the P.U.D. auditorium on Sandridge Road, North Long Beach. All are welcome!

Chinook meeting

The Chinook Indian Nation will be holding its monthly council meeting at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 13th in the Chinook Nation Tribal Office at 3 E. Park Street, in Bay Center. Please arrive on time. The meeting is open to all tribal members, and attendees are reminded to bring a potluck item. Contact the Tribal Office at 360-875-6670 if you have any questions.

HAVA Fundraiser

HAVA is having their annual Spay-getti Dinner and silent auction fundraising event. It will be held on Saturday, July 13 in the Raymond Elks, 326 Third St. starting at 5:00 p.m. Spaghetti (gluten free and vegetarian options), salad, bread and dessert will be served. Reservations are respectfully requested but not required. Call 360-942-4716 to let the cooks know you're coming. For more inforamtion go to HAVA's website at www.hava-heart.org or email hava@hava-heart.org.

Free Concert

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission presents Beltaine playing Celtic music on Saturday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m. on the lawn at Waikiki Beach, Cape Disappointment State Park, 244 Robert Gray Dr., Ilwaco. This is a free concert located along Jetty Road near the south end of the park. Bring your own seating, blankets, and insect repellent.

Emotional support

Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer's Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. The next meeting will be held Monday, July 15th from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Ocean Park Timberland Library, 1308 256th Place.

Elks meeting

Raymond Elks Lodge #1292 will meet Tuesday, July 16th at 7:30 p.m. in the Raymond Elks Lodge, 326 Third St., Raymond.

Ladies Elks meeting

Ladies of the Elks #1292 will meet on Wednesday, July 17th at 5:30 p.m. in the Raymond Elks Lodge in downtown Raymond on Third Street.

Space Dog

Raymond Timberland Library presents Space Dog from Planet K-9, 11:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, July 18 for children. Can musician/author Eric Ode and Benjamin D. Dog find the solution to getting a wayward alien back home to Planet K-9?


South Bend Timberland Library presents Tie-Dye, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., Friday, July 19 for all ages. It's summer, let's tie-dye! Bring your own cotton t-shirt or socks. Wear something that can get messy. We will have some shirts available for kids who can't bring their own.

Baseball meeting

Willapa Harbor Baseball Association's monthly board meeting will be held Monday, July 22nd in the Raymond PUD building at 6:00 p.m.

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