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Raymond Timberland Library presents Craft-n-Chat on Wednesday, February 20 at 5:30 p.m. Bring your current project. Visit with others for ideas and suggestions!

Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m., February 21 for children. Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children birth to age 6. For more information call 360-942-2408.

The North Pacific County Food Bank is open every Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The food bank is closed on holidays. Serving all of North Pacific County. For emergencies call (360) 942-4726.

Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Friday movies, 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., February 22 for all ages. Free movie for the whole family. Check with the library for this week's title. Popcorn provided. For more information call 360-942-2408.

The Raymond Theatre presents a double feature film Jivin' Be-Bop (1946) and Juke Joint (1947) on Saturday, February 23 starting at 7:00 p.m. Admission fee is $7.

FREE TAX RETURN PREPARATION. Tax aide Volunteers will prepare and e-file your

taxes at no cost to you. Come to the Raymond library every 2nd and 4th Saturday from

11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. We are here February 23, March 9, March 23 and April 13.

The Willapa Harbor Quilters meet at the First Baptist Church of Raymond each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m., with exceptions in December. Visitors are always welcome. Coffee, tea and friendly conversation are available at all meetings. For more information contact the group's president, Becky Coburn, at 360-934-5567.

Raymond Timberland Library presents Mid-winter Break Crafts and Games, all day,

February 27 to March 1 for children. Spend some mid-winter break time at the library. Make a variety of crafts and play some games. For more information call 360-942-2408.

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets twice a month every 2nd and 4th Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Raymond First Baptist Church, 913 Duryea. All moms with children from birth to 5-years-old are welcome to attend. This year's theme is " Find Your Fire." While moms attend their meeting all MOPS Kids are supervised by the MOPS grandmas and grandpas at the church.

The Timberland Regional Library Board of Trustees will have a public meeting at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 27 at the Timberland Regional Library Administrative Service Center, 415 Tumwater Blvd SW, Tumwater. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information call 1-877-284-6237.

Raymond Timberland Library presents Family Storytime, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., February 28 for children. Encourage literacy skills through art, music, and play for children birth to age 6. For more information call 360-942-2408.

The North Pacific County Food Bank is open every Thursday 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The food bank is closed on holidays. Serving all of North Pacific County. For emergencies call (360) 942-4726.

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Interstate 5 death investigation

Sheriff's Office personnel are investigating the death of a male located in a vehicle along I-5 near the Toledo area on Wednesday evening. On February 6, 2019 at approximately 5:16 p.m., deputies and troopers were dispatched to a report from Washington State Department of Transportation employees discovering a vehicle near milepost 60 southbound on I-5. The vehicle was on the shoulder and the sole occupant appeared to have trauma to his head. Deputies were able to gain entry to the secured vehicle and determine the male was deceased.

The cause and manner of death, as well as identification of the decedent, are still under investigation. At this time the Sheriff's Office is not seeking any other involved individuals.

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Winlock reading night sees good attendance
Winlock reading night sees good attendance

On Wednesday, February 6, over 200 people attended the Winlock Miller Elementary second Reading Night. Reading Night is funded by Title 1 and LAP which are federal and state government funded supplemental service programs designed to help students grow in academics.

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City of Vader receives a TIB grant
City of Vader receives a TIB grant

The City of Vader is busy working on many improvements in their little town. Recently the city had their main downtown business core street, A Street, repaved with new sidewalks utilizing the TIB grant the City of Vader Received.

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A look at local wildlife
A look at local wildlife
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Tax season not going as planned and tempers are starting to boil

The IRS began accepting early tax returns at the beginning of January and began processing claims around January 28. Early filers hoping for a quick return are being told to be prepared for a surprise because returns are slow going. The problem lies in part to the new Republican Tax Bill and the lengthy government shutdown, which occurred at the beginning of the year. The IRS is openly admitting they're behind and are working hard to get caught up. A number of other issues have arisen this year and filers aren't very happy.

The shutdown

The 2019 government shutdown became the longest shutdown is U.S. history lasting 35 days. The partial shutdown affected just about every government agency including the IRS. During the shutdown around 70,000 IRS workers were furloughed while some continued to work without pay to perform essential functions. Some tax officials chose to work through the shutdown while others were ordered to return to work, without pay, to get claims processed before a deal to open the government was made.

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Attorney General issues stern letter to law enforcement, "enforce the law"

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sent out an open letter to all law enforcement who are refusing to enforce Initiative 1639 urging them to follow the law and do their lawful duties. In previous weeks and months the number of law enforcement agencies refusing to enforce the bill has increased with over a dozen counties now opposing the law.

Most officials who are refusing to enforce the law cite that it interferes with the state and federal constitutions of which they have an oath to uphold. A number of firearm stores are also refusing to follow the law until the legality of the law is sorted out in court. Regardless, Ferguson and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee are pushing for the law to be enforced in its entirety and are threatening to take action if it is not.

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Classifieds 2.20.19
Classifieds 2.20.19
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February 20, 2019 Willapa Harbor Herald
February 20, 2019 Willapa Harbor Herald
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February 20, 2019 Town Crier
February 20, 2019 Town Crier
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Legal 84690
Legal 84690
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Legal 84687
Legal 84687
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Legal 84685
Legal 84685
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Snow, more snow and some cold temperatures too
Snow, more snow and some cold temperatures too

Three months ago meteorologists anticipated that Washington would experience an El Nino phenomenon with above normal temperatures expected meaning mild wet weather through the 2018-2019 winter. Many expected this meant the area would see little to no snow as both Pacific County and the entire state experienced in 2015 when the last El Nino took place.

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Raymond School District awarded LV Raymond Foundation grants

The Raymond School District is all smiles after being awarded over $80,000 from the LV Raymond Foundation. The grants will be used in many ways and will bring some updated technology to the district.

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Log Truck Crash
Log Truck Crash

A log truck lost control as it hit a corner near milepost 74 and Lund Rd on US 101.

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AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Washington
AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Washington

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Washington! They plan to film episodes of the hit series AMERICAN PICKERS throughout the region in April 2019!

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Winlock City Council member illegally appointed

Winlock City Council has a council member who was illegally appointed over a year ago and according to emails between a local businessman and city attorney Sam Satterfield, from Hillier, Scheibmeir and Kelly, PS. Inc. the City and the City Attorney have known the entire time. They have done nothing to correct the illegal appointment, absolutely nothing.

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A winter wonderland in Lewis County
A winter wonderland in Lewis County
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Classifieds 2.13.19
Classifieds 2.13.19
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February 13, 2019 Willapa Harbor Herald
February 13, 2019 Willapa Harbor Herald
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February 13, 2019 Town Crier
February 13, 2019 Town Crier
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Toledo awarded two TIB grants
Toledo awarded two TIB grants

The City of Toledo was recently announced as one of the recipients of two TIB (Transportation Improvement Board) grants from the state. The first is a preservation grant in the full amount of $134,900 for a full depth reclamation of Maple Street between South 6th to South 3rd Street. The second grant is a sidewalk grant for Washington Street between South 5th Street to South 6th Street to the Toledo Elementary School.

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The headache of requesting public records from the City of Winlock

The City of Winlock never seems to be boring these days. There have been many things that have occured that makes one question what exactly is happening in city hall.

Recently, the Town Crier placed a public records request to the City Clerk. The request was for all grants written and received by Mayor Bradshaw or Gray and Osborne, the City Engineers. Upon receipt of the records request, it was determined by the Town Crier that at least one grant was missing.

Mayor Bradshaw had stated to the Town Crier that the Community Development position was hired based on a grant. The Town Crier did a public records request for the grant which determined the grant amount did not cover the salary but only $2,500 for the year. This position is in the 2019 budget for $40,0000. This grant was received in 2018 for the City of Winlock by Community Development Block Grant.

Upon questioning the City Clerk about the missing grant, the Town Crier was immediately directed to send all public requests to the city attorney. There was no response that the grant had been received even though it was in another records request, no answer was ever given. The RCW is clear, the City Clerk is the Clerk of Record and it is her duty to supply individuals with records requests. The Town Crier has and will continue to refuse to supply public records request to the city attorney.

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Polar vortex hits the Pacific Northwest
Polar vortex hits the Pacific Northwest

The east coast was pummelled for much of the past week and a half with frigid temperatures reaching -60 degrees with several feet of snow dumped on many locations. The polar vortex pushed frigid arctic air south covering most of the middle or eastern states of the United States. The lingering question quickly became, "will the artic air hit the western U.S. too?"

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