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Harvest Fest at Riverview Center

Harvest Fest at Riverview Center this weekend!

It's time for Harvest Fest at the Riverview Center! Come visit us this Saturday the 27th from 11AM-4PM. Over 25 vendors will be on-hand with their arts, crafts, products, produce, food, kids' activities, and more. A few special things happening this Fest: 12:00: Dedication Ceremony of the Work First's Rain Garden and Senseisato art of Greg Bjordal--attended by distinguished guests; 1:00: Belly dancers; 3:00: the local band, Anatize, performs. Admission and parking is FREE!
If the weather doesn't cooperate we will be moving the event inside the main building. But let's all hope the best!

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Cady intends to keep technology on the upswing

New Principal at Raymond Elementary

There's a new principal at Raymond Elementary school, and he's got big plans for the students. Hailing from Aberdeen, Chris Cady was a fifth grade teacher at the Hoquiam Elementary school, and then at the Cosmopolis Elementary school. At Cosmopolis Elementary, Cady was assigned a new position, the "Technology Specialist and School Improvement Coordinator."

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County to receive compensation for murrelet habitat
County to receive compensation for murrelet habitat

The state Board of Natural Resources on September 2 authorized the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to transfer about 66 acres of forestland,

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Jungar: It is just time that I do something else
Raymond Mayor Bob Jungar
Jungar: It is just time that I do something else

By SCOT PEARSON

Announced last week in the Willapa Harbor Herald, Mayor Bob Jungar made official his resignation from the position of Mayor of Raymond effective October 15.

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Coast Guard rescues two near Long Beach

A Coast Guard Station Cape Disappointment 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew rescued two people from a capsized vessel near Long Beach, Sunday.

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Amazing Ryker on the road to recovery

Earlier this year we brought you a story about young Ryker Halpin and his battle with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia or ALL (ALL), a cancer that is characterized by the overproduction of cancerous, immature white blood cells known as lymphoblasts.

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Fork Peak fire clocked at 117 acres

By PATRICK L. MYERS

PE ELL - A fire broke out on Weyerhaeuser property in the Fork Peak hills outside of Pe Ell last Thursday. The cause of the fire is still undetermined, but is, "Looking more like it was a human caused fire," said Information Officer Nick Droquist. As of Monday, the fire covered 117 acres and was 50 percent contained.

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Free screening of local documentary "Willapa Bay Oysters" Saturday

By Kayla Camenzind

A free screening and discussion of the local documentary "Willapa Bay Oysters," filmed and produced by Keith Cox, will be held Saturday to celebrate the release of the new "Preservation Edition" DVD collection.

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Raymond City Council quick to finish

The Raymond City Council took 27 minutes to finish their business at the last sting of the group. With only one council member shy

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Spotlight on the Willapa
Spotlight on the Willapa

A new feature starting this week:

You may have seen the request in previous issues of the Willapa Herald, for readers to submit members from the community that are making difference working with the community. We asked you to nominate people for Citizen of the Week.

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Young students gain rewards from Fair experience

Local kindergarteners to third graders get the chance to enter their vegetables and flowers at the Pacific County Fair. In the category ranging from Kindergarten-to-third grade, children enter their items the way they want to and the surprises are enormous.

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It's a keeper!
It's a keeper!

It's a keeper!

Photo by Crystal Singletary

Avis Miller is 100 years young and she caught a nice-sized trout Monday! Alder House Assisted Living celebrated Labor Derby with a fishing derby for the residents. Westport Shipyard built the tank. The event was sponsored by the Pacific County Anglers, which donated the fish, poles and bait. Local fish hatchery personnel Rob Allen, Merle Hash, and Dave Shores volunteered to help. The Menlo Fire Department brought in the water while keeping the fish I their natural environment.

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Marine Deputies assist gillnetters

SOUTH BEND - Last Monday (August 25) at approximately 6:10 pm, the Pacific County Sheriff's Office received a request for assistance from the operator of a commercial gillnetting vessel that had experienced engine failure.

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They Came, They Played
They Came, They Played

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - When the residents were asked to Come and Play on Labor Day that is exactly what they did. A time for the community of South Bend to relax and take the last summer weekend to spend it with friends, family, neighboring communities and travelers from distant cities.

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Another great Fair comes and goes
Dotsi Graves, Fair Manager announces the queen.
Another great Fair comes and goes

By SCOT PEARSON

MENLO - For the 118th Pacific County Fair, it was all smiles and laughs as local residents came into Menlo for the running of the annual festival.

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And the Winner is...
Photo by Larry Bale Madeline Maden was named Queen for the 2014 Pacific county Fair Thursday night at the fairgrounds. Madeline was escorted by her grandfather, Tom Maden.
And the Winner is...

By SCOT PEARSON

MENLO - The anticipation was mounting as this year's Pacific County Fair Queen candidates took the stage just prior to the announcement of the winner.

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Raymond City Council approves Duryea Block Party, Ugly Ed's Auction

By SCOT PEARSON and

Patrick Myers

The Raymond City Council met Monday night, August 18. During the communications slot on the agenda, Clerk Hester Gilleland spoke about the exit conference that will be held on Sept. 8, to have the official results from the State Auditor's office.

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Restricted access to South Fork Dock
Photo by Scot Pearson With the sale of property within the Port of Willapa Harbor, temporary fencing, along with no trespassing signs and restrictions for workers, lets the public know that they should not enter, unless they are there on official business
Restricted access to South Fork Dock

By SCOT PEARSON

For now it is business as usual, that is, the new business of trying to comply with the Washington State Liquor Control Board and the 502 Initiative.

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Chief Eastham reports burglaries, heavy traffic at council meeting

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - As the summer winds down, the South Bend City Council is ramping up to take on Labor Day and the 52 annual Come & Play on Labor Day Festival.

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Emergency Management attends training in Grays Harbor

ABERDEEN - Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbor wave." And it could not be more appropriate to the collected group in Aberdeen who sat through CEETEP, a four-day training program that started on August 11.

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Delossantos Arrested for Burglary

Delossantos Arrested for Burglary

Simon Baltazar Delossantos, 29, of South Bend

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Public Utility deems surplus storage tank and managers change orders

By SCOT PEARSON

PUD General Manager Miller listed the long list of communications and made his report, which consisted of upcoming results from the State Auditors annual report and a customer letter of thanks for recent work completed in their area.

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Barnard still at loose; man arrested for burglary in SB

Detectives with the Washington State Patrol have received what they believe is a credible tip as to the location of Victor Barnard, a former minister from Pine County, Minnesota, charged with 59 counts of sexual molestation of children.

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Vandals squash community garden's harvest for fall
Photo by Vivian Edersheim Pastor Laurie Johnson shows the greenhouse where most of the damage was done at the Growing Together Community Garden.
Vandals squash community garden's harvest for fall

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

SOUTH BEND - Late Thursday night vandals hit the community garden in South Bend, stealing about 100 pounds of fresh produce and causing a loss that cannot be recovered this season.

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Pocket belly tacos under new management with Valley FCCLA
Photo by Les Edersheim Longtime Raymond Kiwanis treasurer Dick Mergens manned the pocket belly taco booth in a previous year. Head on out to the Fair and enjoy some fine food from many local vendors.
Pocket belly tacos under new management with Valley FCCLA

Pacific County Fair

By VIVIAN EDERSHEIM

After more than 30 years of serving pocket belly tacos to Pacific County fair-goers, the Raymond Kiwanis Club is passing the "torch" to another organization. Willapa Valley High School's Family Career and Community Leaders of America, better known as FCCLA, has elected to take over the booth.

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