Dear Savvy Senior,
How do I find an old 401(k) that I think I contributed money to at a former employer?
If you think you may have lost track of a 401(k) retirement account, you aren't alone. As Americans jump from job to job, many leave scraps of their company sponsored 401(k) plans behind, believing they'll deal with it later, but never do. To help you look for an old 401(k), here are some suggestions along with some free resources that can help you search.
The Winlock Senior Center had their Friday the 13th lunch and many came dressed up. From left to right: Adrian Leblanc, Gary Parkison, Joanne Parkison, Jodie Curtis, Ian Hunter, Rose Alice Robinson, Jan Kramer, Lindsay Giberson and daughter Claire Pinkerton.
The Napavine Fire Department has answered the call of duty and will be assisting in the fires located in Napa, California.
Lewis County Coroner has identified the two brothers who were killed in a murder suicide last week in Winlock Washington. Malone resident Jeff Wachter, 59, who was a former resident of Winlock, shot his brother Paul Wachter, a resident of Winlock.
This past Friday night, Friday the 13th, Gifted Gab, Grynch and the world famous WarrenG made an appearance at the Raymond Theatre in downtown. With VIP seating sold out, only general admission tickets were available when they opened the theatre doors as 7 p.m.
The 2017 RHS Fall Homecoming Court was presented during halftime of the Seagull vs Wildcat game Friday night. In front from left are Princess Katie Doyle, Queen Makenna Williams and Princess Cassidy Clevenger. In back from left are Prince Taevon Hubbard, Prince Brandt Rockwell and King Jimmy Thepsoumphou.
It is that time again. The Great Washington ShakeOut is taking place this Thursday, Oct. 19 at 10:19 a.m.
This drill is one of the largest earthquake preparation exercise in the world. Over 1.2 million Washington residents have signed up this year with over 3,525 Pacific County residents registering for participation. These are only the people who have taken the time to say they are participating online. There are more people participating than these numbers.
During the exercise, many government offices, businesses and schools will evacuate after the sirens go off. Please use extreme caution if you are driving anywhere during the drill. Be aware that many businesses will be disrupted during this time.
Fall awareness. Yes, the wind is getting a bit chilly sometimes, and leaves are bouncing along the roads, but I also want to talk about fall prevention--obviously not the season since we can't really prevent that.
This time out, let's take a look at how falls can impact our lives--and how we can possibly avoid such incidents.
"I've never talked into a microphone in the middle of a dirt hill before, so that will be a new experience." Stated South Bend School District Superintendent Jon Tienhaara as he began the ground breaking ceremony on what will be the new Cheney Park Baseball Field for the South Bend School District baseball and fastpitch teams. The field will be located behind Bud's Lumber.
October 1 marked a changing of the guard for PUD (Public Utility District) #2 here in Pacific County as Jason Dunsmoor officially stepped into his role as the general manager of PUD #2, replacing former General Manager, Doug Miller.
Dunsmoor started his journey with PUD in 1992 (almost 26 years ago) as a utilities engineer.
Over the years he's held a few positions including chief engineer and then in 1994, when Miller took over as the general manager, Dunsmoor took on the role of chief of engineering operations.
The candidate forum opened up to a crowd of nearly 40 interested local residents in South Bend last Thursday night. The Willapa Chamber of Commerce hosted the event with Mike Williams, the Chamber president, and Michelle Layman, the Chamber director working as the moderators.
The Lewis County Sheriff's office is investigating a murder suicide on the Tennessee Road in Winlock, Washington.
Initially detectives and fire personnel were called to the resident at 4:14 p.m. when a 63 year old female accidentally fell into her well while trying to add chlorine. The female had fallen approximately 50 feet, was rescued and transported to the hospital for treatment.
It was during the rescue efforts that two of the females brothers (ages 59 years old and 56 years old) were on the site with the older brother being disruptive. The 59 year old was asked to leave and engaged in a verbal dispute with his brother.
In memory of the nearly 3,000 people who were killed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, President George W. Bush asked that each year in the United States we observe Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance. Vader Mayor, Ken Smith, has made sure the citizens in his community have an opportunity to do just that. For six of the past 7 years, the City of Vader has engaged in the National Day of Service held on the Saturday closest to September 11.
On Oct. 6 at 12:01 a.m., the Lewis County Board of County Commissioners and Lewis County Fire Marshal modified the ban on recreational fires for all of unincorporated Lewis County.
Starting on Oct. 16 at 12:01 a.m., the current ban on open burning for Lewis County. For further information visit burnpermit.lewiscountywa.gov.
Dear Savvy Senior,
What exercises are best suited for seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, hip and knee and have read that exercises can help ease the pain and stiffness, but I don't know where to start, and I certainly don't want to aggravate it.
Stiff and Achy
TOLEDO - Forrest Wallace was the State Champion in the high jump in 2014. A Toledo High School graduate, Forrest went on to EWU where he continues to compete in the high jump. Forrest spent the first part of his freshman year at EWU learning to high jump all over again. Why? Because he'd learned to jump using a horse stall pad at THS. This caused his form to be less efficient and was hindering his progress as an athlete. Forrest was limited by the lack of competitive track and field facilities at THS.
First published in the Chinook Observer
SOUTH BEND -- Pacific County Sheriff's deputies on Monday, Sept. 18 arrested a kidnapping suspect who had been on the FBI's "Most Wanted" list for almost three years.
Back in July the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) announced its rates for the fiscal years of 2018 and 2019. In that announcement they relayed that the average transmission rate would decrease by 0.7 percent. However, they also announced that there would be a 5.4 percent average wholesale increase on their power rates.
The law firm of Brown Lewis Janhunen & Spencer is pleased to announce that Kiirsti Janhunen Haatanen has joined the firm.
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