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Former deputy facing charges

The Attorney General's Office has filed charges last Wednesday against a former Pacific County Sheriff's deputy accused of misconduct on the job.

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South Bend to institute B & O Tax

By SCOT PEARSON

SOUTH BEND - It was quick work at the South Bend City Council meeting on Columbus Day (Monday) where an additional $200,000 to 300,000 may have been brought into the to the city budget.

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PUD introduces Large Loads policy

Slight rate increases

By SCOT PEARSON

At the last Public Utility District #2 Commissioners meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 7, Resolution No. 1354 was passed by unanimous vote, adopting a new Large Load policy.

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Six candidates answer question at packed forum

By SCOT PEARSON

OLD WILLAPA - Located at the Willapa Valley Grange Hall, this year's Pacific County candidates gathered for a forum attended by at least 60 residents of the area last Thursday night.

In the old #527 Grange Hall, it was standing room only as the seating quickly filled up to hear how the candidates would respond to questions concerning budgets, county policies, past situations and the future of Pacific County.

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Data security breach at DQ

A data security breach at Dairy Queen

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Mayor holds last City Council meeting

By SCOT PEARSON

Raymond Mayor Bob Jungar has thrown his last gavel at Monday night's Raymond City Council meeting. Jungar, who penned his resignation to be effective as of Oct. 15, sat for his final city council meeting, which lasted about 20 minutes, but his assignments are not finished.

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Mr. Doobees will open soon
Finishing touches are added to the new recreational marijuana retail store located in Dick Taylor Industrial Park. Mr. Doobees will open as soon as final state inspections have been completed and inventory is on site.
Mr. Doobees will open soon

By SCOT PEARSON

For recreational marijuana retail outlets "opening soon" can be anywhere from a week to a month. And hopefully for the latest addition to the recreational retail market Mr. Doobees will have a short wait before opening their doors in the city of Raymond.

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Burglars break into Pioneer Grocery

By PATRICK L. MYERS

A burglary took place at Pioneer Grocery in South Bend over the weekend when two juveniles forced the back door to the store open. The burglars used a hatchet and a tire iron to force the door open. Once inside, the juvenile burglars cut surveillance lines to the cameras, forced open the safe and took upwards of $2,000.

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Pacific Transit Meeting

The Pacific Transit Authority Board

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In general, voters in Pacific County do turn out

By SCOT PEARSON

With the 2014 General Election just around the corner, those running for office vie for your attention with political groups telling us all to get out there and vote. Voter turnout in Pacific County seems to run about the same as the certainty of Death and Taxes. Meaning that when there are initiatives or ballot measures dealing with taxes or in relation to death with dignity, the voters turn out in higher numbers.

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Heywood provides commissioners with librarie's strategic plan

By PATRICK L. MYERS

SOUTH BEND - At last Tuesday's (Sept. 23) Pacific County Commissioner's meeting, Cheryl Heywood spoke on behalf of the Regional Timberland Library to report the new "strategic plan" for the upcoming year, including new resources, services, and programs that Timberland Libraries has to offer.

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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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